Open Call & Limited Submission RFP Archive

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS ARCHIVE

2019 Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences – up to $300k – Internal deadline: June 1, 2018

THIS IS A LIMITED SUBMISSION OPPORTUNITY.  The University invites submissions for the 2018 Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences.  The program provides up to $300,000 over four years to support assistant professors pursuing science relevant to the advancement of human health. As of October 15, 2018, 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 June 29, 2015). 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 mh24@princeton.edu on or before NOON on Friday, June 1, 2018: 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 project.

2018 Berggruen Prize for Humanistic Thinkers - $1M — External Deadline: May 1, 2018 2:55 a.m. ET (April 30, 2018 11:55 p.m. PT)

The Berggruen Institute seeks to identify and nurture ideas that have the potential to shape a better human future. In pursuit of that goal, the institute is committed to science as a source of knowledge and innovation and to philosophy as a source of critical perspective and deeper understanding of the place and role of humanity in the world. Each year, the institute offers the Berggruen Prize, a $1 million award that recognizes thinkers whose ideas have helped humanity find direction, wisdom, and improved self-understanding in a world being rapidly transformed by social, technological, political, cultural, and economic change.  The institute further believes that philosophy, broadly understood as the disciplined intellectual pursuit of wisdom, has a key role to play in making our complex reality more comprehensible and to prepare us to make wiser choices about our future. The institute welcomes nominations of thinkers whose ideas have both intellectual depth and long-term social and practical value across nations and cultures. Nominations will only be accepted through this web portal. If you have a problem making your nomination, please write to prize@berggruen.org. The deadline to nominate is May 1, 2018 2:55 a.m. ET (April 30, 2018 11:55 p.m. PT).

2019 Breakthrough & New Horizon Prizes - $3M & $100K — External Deadline: April 30, 2018

The public nomination period for the 2019 Breakthrough Prizes in Fundamental Physics, Life Sciences and Mathematics is now open.  In addition, up to six New Horizons Prizes, each for $100,000, will be presented to promising early-career researchers in the fields of Physics and Mathematics.

  • : One 2019 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics will recognize an individual who has made profound contributions to human knowledge. It is open to all physicists – theoretical, mathematical and experimental – working on the deepest mysteries of the Universe. The prize can be shared among any number of scientists. Nominations are also open for the New Horizons in Physics Prize, which will include up to three $100,000 awards for junior researchers who have already produced important work in their fields.
  • Life Sciences: Up to four 2019 Breakthrough Prizes in Life Sciences will be awarded to individuals who have made transformative advances in understanding living systems and extending human life.
  • : One 2019 Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics will be awarded to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the field of mathematics. In addition, up to three $100,000 New Horizons in Mathematics Prizes will be presented to early career mathematicians who have already produced important work in their fields.

Nominations can be submitted online through April 30, 2018.  While self-nominations are prohibited, anyone may make a nomination for another person.  The nomination form and rules are available at www.breakthroughprize.org.

2018 Bell Labs Prize - $100K, $50K, $25K – External Deadline: April 25, 2018

The Bell Labs Prize is a competition for innovators around the globe that rewards 10x game-changing ideas and proposals in the general field of information and communications theory (ICT). Three prize winners will receive an award of $100,000 (grand prize), $50,000 (second place), or $25,000 (third place). In particular, the sponsor seeks world-shifting proposals in any field of science, technology, engineering and mathematics—proposals that have the potential to disrupt or profoundly change the state of human knowledge or endeavor. Ideas that have the potential to change the way we live, work and communicate with each other are sought in the following areas: Web Applications, Cloud Services, Computational Sciences, Cryptography, Distributed Systems, Mathematics of Networks, Modulation Schemes, Network Architecture, Real-time Analytics, Security, Software-Defined Networks, Sustainability, Wireless Systems, Collaboration Systems, Coding Theory, Data Privacy, Fixed Network Technologies, Information Theory, Network Protocols, Optical Systems or Components, Self-optimizing Networks, Virtualization Technologies, Search Algorithms, RF Design, Inference Systems. The competition is open to anyone in one of the participating countries, who owns their idea and meets the eligibility requirements. The deadline to enter the contest is April 25, 2018.

2018 Whiting Public Engagement Fellowship - Awards up to $50k – Internal deadline: April 23, 2018

THIS IS A LIMITED SUBMISSION OPPORTUNITY.  The University requests internal nominations for the Whiting Public Engagement Fellowship, a program designed to celebrate and support faculty who embrace public engagement as part of the scholarly vocation. The University may nominate one humanities professor for each of two programs – the Public Engagement Fellowship of $50,000, now in its fourth cycle, is for projects far enough into development or execution to present specific, compelling evidence that they will successfully engage the intended public or, the Public Engagement Seed Grant of up to $10,000, incorporated formally for the first time in this cycle, which supports projects at a somewhat earlier stage of development than the Fellowship, before the nominee has been able to establish a specific track record of success for the proposed public-facing work. A nominee can propose to use the funds from these programs for nearly any ambitious public-facing project, new or ongoing, drawing on the humanities. Projects should be designed primarily to engage one or more specific publics beyond the academy.  Department Chairs may nominate candidates by emailing the following materials in a single PDF document (in the order outlined below) to mh24@princeton.edu on or before NOON on Monday, April 23, 2018: 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 American Diabetes Association’s Pathway to Stop Diabetes program – Awards up to $1,625,000 – Internal Deadline: April 23, 2018

THIS IS A LIMITED SUBMISSION OPPORTUNITY. The University requests internal nominations for the 2018 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 mh24@princeton.edu on or before 12 PM ON MONDAY, APRIL 23, 2018: 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.

2019 William T. Grant Scholars Program – up to $350k – Internal Deadline: Friday, April 20, 2018

THIS IS A LIMITED SUBMISSION OPPORTUNITY.  The University invites nominations for the 2019 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, April 20, 2018: 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.

2019 Brain Research Foundation Scientific Innovations Award -- $150k – Internal deadline: April 20, 2018

The University invites nominations for the 2019 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 mh24@princeton.edu on or before 12 PM on Friday, April 20, 2018: 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 Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture’s Hiett Prize in the Humanities - $50K — External Deadline: April 20, 2018

The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture is currently accepting applications for this year’s 14th annual Hiett Prize in the Humanities. The Hiett Prize in the Humanities is an annual award of $50,000 aimed at identifying candidates who are in the early stages of careers devoted to the humanities and whose work shows extraordinary promise to have a significant impact on contemporary culture. Applicants must have a well-established career in the humanities and reside in the United States. According to the Dallas Institute, “early stages of career” does not denote age or when an applicant began her/his career. The Institute wants applicants who have experience in their field and are likely to continue their work for some time into the future (not approaching retirement). Applications must be submitted by email to Executive Director Dr. J. Larry Allums at lallums@dallasinstitute.org by April 20, 2018.

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) Neurodegeneration Challenge Network: Ben Barres Early Career Acceleration Awards - $2.50M — External Deadline: April 17, 2018 8:00 p.m. ET

Five-year investigator awards for early career academic investigators, especially those who are new to the field of neurodegeneration. CZI seeks to empower investigators to pursue bold ideas and to take risks within a supportive and collaborative environment. Awardees will benefit from mentorship support, as well as professional development, training and network opportunities, and practical career guidance to help them navigate this early stage of their careers. Applications are strongly encouraged from Investigators new to the field of neurodegeneration (in their first independent faculty position or equivalent), and, in particular, applications from researchers with relevant interdisciplinary training and experience in disciplines outside of biomedicine who bring new technology, resources, or frameworks to the field. Applicants should be in their faculty role for at least two years but not more than six years at the time of application, i.e. have started a first independent position between April 2012 and April 2016. Independence is typically demonstrated by a full-time faculty appointment, a tenure-track position, allocated space, a start-up package, and institutional commitment as defined or verified in a letter from a department chair or equivalent. CZI will make exceptions to these criteria in cases of institutionally approved career breaks, e.g. family or medical leave, etc. (if this applies to you, please contact CZI at sciencegrants@chanzuckerberg.com). Applicants may only apply for one program in the Neurodegeneration Challenge Network. The application process is a two-step process: Application and in-person interview (if invited). The application consists of the following sections (called tasks in the grants portal): Eligibility Questions,  Applicant Details: Part 1, Applicant Details: Part 2, Organization Details, Project Details, Project Proposal, Professional References, Biosketch, and Institutional Approval Form. Institutional sign-off is required as part of the submission. Please have your organization review and sign the Institutional Approval Form and upload the signed form where indicated in the application portal. Completed applications must be submitted electronically through Survey Monkey Apply (SMApply) and received no later than 8:00 p.m. ET on April 17, 2018.

2019 June Cycle of the W.M. Keck Foundation Science & Engineering and Medical Research Programs $1M – Internal Deadline: April 13, 2018 (link is external)

THIS IS A LIMITED SUBMISSION OPPORTUNITY. The University requests internal nominations for the 2019 December Cycle of the W.M. Keck Foundation Science & Engineering and Medical Research Programs (link is external) (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 mh24@princeton.edu on or before 5 PM ON FRIDAY, April 13, 2018: 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.

2019 Takeda Innovators in Science Awards (for Early Career and Senior Scientists in Neuroscience) - $200K — Internal Deadline: April 5, 2018

LIMITED SUBMISSION. The University requests internal nominations for the 2019 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 mh24@princeton.edu on or before 5:00PM on Thursday, April 5, 2018: 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.

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) Neurodegeneration Challenge Network: Collaborative Science Awards - $1.05M — External Deadline: April 3, 2018 8:00 p.m. ET

Awards for small group interdisciplinary collaborations that include a physician with active clinical engagement in an area relevant to the proposal. These three-year grants are aimed to support innovative, bold, high risk/high impact projects at the interface of basic and disease biology. The scope of these collaborations should focus on foundational science (as opposed to translation and clinical application), aligned with clinical context. This is a multi-Principal Investigator (PI) collaboration grant. The application process is a three-step process: Letter of Intent; Full Application (if invited); and in-person interview (if invited). Applicants may only apply for one program in the Neurodegeneration Challenge Network. The LOI consists of the following sections (called tasks in the grants portal): Applicant Details: Part 1, Applicant Details: Part 2, Organization Details, Project Details, Collaboration/Project Description, Biosketches, and Letters of Commitment. LOI must be submitted electronically through Survey Monkey Apply (SMApply) and received no later than 8:00 p.m. ET on April 3, 2018.

National Academy of Engineering (NAE) 2019 Russ and Gordon Prizes - $500K each — External Deadline: April 1, 2018 11:59 p.m. ET

2019 Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ Prize

The Russ Prize recognizes an outstanding bioengineering achievement in widespread use that improves the human condition. This achievement should help the public better understand and appreciate the contributions of engineers to our health, well-being and quality of life.  An auxiliary purpose of the Russ Prize is to encourage collaboration between the engineering and medical/biological professions to work closely together. Awarded biennially (odd number years), the recipient receives a $500,000 cash award and a commemorative medallion. NAE members and non-members worldwide are eligible to receive the Russ Prize.

2019 Bernard M. Gordon Prize for Innovation in Engineering and Technology Education

The intent of the Gordon Prize is to recognize new modalities and experiments in education that develop effective engineering leaders. The focus is on innovations such as curricular design, teaching methods, and technology-enabled learning that strengthen students' capabilities and desire to grow into leadership roles. The Gordon Prize is presented annually, and the recipient receives a $500,000 cash award, half granted to the recipient and the remainder granted to the recipient's institution to support the continued development, refinement, and dissemination of the recognized innovation. NAE members and non-members who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the U.S., and who currently are and have been substantially engaged in their engineering and scholastic work in institutions within the U.S. are eligible for the Gordon Prize.

Both prizes are not awarded posthumously. There are no restrictions on who may nominate a candidate for both prizes, but self-nominated entries are not accepted for the Gordon Prize. Nominations must be submitted online at www.naeawardsonline.com by April 1, 2018 11:59 p.m. ET.

Human Frontier Science Program: 2019 Research Grants - $450K — External Deadline: March 28, 2018

The Human Frontier Science Program invites applications for grants in support of innovative approaches to understanding the complex mechanisms of living organisms. HFSP offers two areas of funding — Program grants and Young Investigator grants. Program grants are designed for independent scientists at all stages of their careers, while Young Investigators’ grants are for teams of scientists who are within five years of establishing an independent laboratory and ten years of obtaining their PhDs. Both tracks provide 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 2019 reference number from the HFSP website by March 19, 2018. Letters of Intent must be received no later than March 28, 2018. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal.

2018 Bell Labs Prize – Awards up to $100,000  – Internal Deadline: March 23, 2018

THIS IS A LIMITED SUBMISSION OPPORTUNITY. The University requests internal nominations for the 2018 Bell Labs Prize. The Prize is a competition for innovators around the globe that rewards 10x game-changing ideas and proposals in the general field of information and communications theory (ICT). In particular, the Sponsor seeks world-shifting proposals in any field of science, technology, engineering and mathematics—proposals that have the potential to disrupt or profoundly change the state of human knowledge or endeavor. Three prize winners will receive an award of $100,000 (grand prize), $50,000 (second place), or $25,000 (third place). Department Chairs may nominate institutional candidates by emailing the following in a single PDF document (in the order outlined below) to mh24@princeton.edu on or before 12 PM ON FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 2018: 1) a statement of endorsement from the Chair; 2) Nominees curriculum vitae; 3) A summary of the candidate’s proposed research project, and; 4) List of current funding associated with the candidate’s projects.

Craig H. Neilsen Foundation's 2019 Psychosocial Research Grants - $150K to $400K — External Deadline: March 23, 2018 5:00 p.m. ET

Craig H. Neilsen Foundation’s funding is dedicated to supporting both programs and scientific research to improve the quality of life for those affected by and living with Spinal Cord Injury (SCI). The foundation has issued a RFP for its 2019 Psychosocial Research grants cycle. A goal of the funding is to identify and prioritize critical gaps in the psychosocial field and develop more effective interventions aimed at improving the health of individuals with SCI across the lifespan. Funding categories range from postdoctoral fellowships to pilot and demonstration project grants. Award amounts will range between $150,000 and $400,000. To be eligible, applicants must be a nonprofit organization that conducts research on the psychological and social factors that affect health, functioning, and quality of life for people living with SCI. LOI must be received no later than March 23, 2018 5:00 p.m. ET.

American Chemical Society (ACS) Petroleum Research Fund (PRF) Doctoral New Investigator (DNI) Grants - $110K — External Deadline: March 16, 2018 5:00 p.m. ET

The DNI grants program aims to promote the careers of young faculty by supporting research of high scientific caliber, and to enhance the career opportunities of their undergraduate/graduate students, and postdoctoral associates through the research experience. DNI grants provide start-up funding for scientists and engineers in the United States who are within the first three years of their first academic appointment at the level of Assistant Professor or the equivalent. Applicants may have limited or no preliminary results for a research project they wish to pursue, with the intention of using the preliminary results obtained to seek continuation funding from other agencies. The DNI grants are to be used to illustrate proof of principle or concept, to test a hypothesis, or to demonstrate feasibility of an approach. Note that fundamental research is required as opposed to applied research or methods development. When submitting an application, you will be asked to select a scientific discipline that PRF supports. The submission deadline is March 16, 2018 5:00 p.m. ET.

American Chemical Society (ACS) Petroleum Research Fund (PRF) New Directions (ND) Grants - $110K — External Deadline: March 16, 2018 5:00 p.m. ET

The ND grants program provides funds to scientists and engineers with limited—or even no—preliminary results for a research project they wish to pursue, and who intend to use the PRF-driven preliminary results to seek continuation funding from other agencies. ND grants are to be used to illustrate proof of concept/feasibility. Accordingly, they are to be viewed as seed money for new research ventures. A "new research direction" is something different from previous research performed by the lead principal investigator (lead PI). But, it may involve a field of science or engineering in which others are already working. Therefore, the proposed research should not be in the same direction as—or overlap with—current projects in the lead PI’s research group. One co-principal investigator (co-PI) is permitted on a ND grant proposal. The proposed research does not have to be a new direction of research for the co-PI. However, the co-PI must meet all other eligibility criteria as if he/she were the lead PI, and provide the same information requested of the lead PI in the application. The lead PI (who should be denoted as such) and his/her institution (designated as the grantee institution) would subcontract the co-PI through the co-PI’s institution. Any number of collaborators may participate on the project. However, no funds from the ND grant may be used to support the collaborators or their respective students. Note that fundamental research is required as opposed to applied research or methods development. When submitting an application, you will be asked to select a scientific discipline that PRF supports. The submission deadline is March 16, 2018 5:00 p.m. ET.

Damon Runyon 2018 Fellowship Award - $231K — External Deadline: March 15, 2018 4:00 p.m. ET

The goal of the Damon Runyon Fellowship Award is to recruit the best emerging talent into cancer research to train them to be leaders in the field. 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. Candidates must apply for the fellowship under the guidance of a Sponsor – i.e., a scientist (tenured, tenure-track, or equivalent position) capable of providing mentorship to the fellow. In addition to aiding in the planning, execution and supervision of the proposed research, the Sponsor’s role is to foster the development of the Fellow’s overall knowledge, technical and analytical skills, and capacity for scientific inquiry. The Sponsor is also expected to assist the Fellow in attaining his/her career goals. Awards are made to institutions for the support of the Fellow under direct supervision of the Sponsor. Damon Runyon Postdoctoral Research Fellowships are granted for a four-year term with second-, third- and fourth- year funding contingent upon satisfactory progress reports. The maximum award stipend is 231K for four years. Application must be submitted through proposalCENTRAL by March 15, 2018 4:00 p.m. ET.

The Sontag Foundation's Distinguished Scientist Award - $600K — External Deadline: March 14, 2018

Through its annual Distinguished Scientist Award (DSA) and other initiatives, The Sontag Foundation passionately supports the best and brightest researchers and organizations to advance treatments for brain cancer and more. The DSA seeks to provide career and research support to early career scientists who demonstrate outstanding promise for making scientific and medical breakthroughs in the field of brain cancer research. Recipients of the award are inspired individuals with projects that show potential to generate new knowledge relating to causes, cure or treatment of primary brain tumors or brain cancer. Applicants must hold a doctoral degree in a discipline which can be brought to bear on the intractable disease, brain cancer. Applicants must have received their first independent faculty appointment no earlier than March 1, 2013. If the institution grants tenure, the qualifying appointment must be on the tenure track. The Sontag Foundation will allow up to $19,500 to support institutional overhead with the maximum annual grant payout remaining at $150,000. Applications have to be submitted via the Online Application Portal. The Research Proposal Budget Template portion of the application can be downloaded here. The application deadline for 2018 is March 14, 2018.

RWJF Interdisciplinary Research Leaders (IRL) program - $350K — External Deadline: March 14, 2018 3:00 p.m. ET

The broad goal of the IRL program is to produce diverse interdisciplinary leaders who conduct and apply high-quality, community-engaged, action-oriented, equity-focused health research in order to drive improvements in the health of communities. Accordingly, the program will recruit and select applicant organizations represented by teams of three people (“IRL team”): two mid-career researchers and one community member to become IRL program fellows. IRL teams will join together as a diverse cohort of fellows that will participate in a three-year program. During this time, fellows will receive: leadership training; opportunities to learn and apply cutting-edge research methods; expert mentoring; networking opportunities; and both fellowship and research funds. For this third IRL cohort (beginning September 2018), applicant organizations will be represented by teams of three that will focus on one of these research focus areas (called themes): solutions for better health care delivery in rural America or addressing the social and economic determinants to prevent chronic conditions and to promote health, well-being, and equity in rural America. Total awards will be up to $350,000 per grantee organization for the duration of the three-year program. Application Deadline is March 14, 2018 3:00 p.m. ET.

ACGT 2018 Investigator Award in Cell & Gene Therapy for Cancer - $500K — External Deadline: March 13, 2018 11:00 a.m. ET

Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy, Inc. (ACGT) funds research aimed at furthering the development of cell and gene therapy approaches to the treatment of cancer. ACGT is currently requesting applications for its 2018 Investigator Award in Cell and Gene Therapy for Cancer.

This award is for those conducting cell and gene therapy research in the following areas:

  • Technology for systemic delivery and treatment of metastatic disease that could involve novel tumor-targeted delivery vehicles (e.g. tumor-homing cells, nanoparticles and new recombinant viruses)
  • Altering the tumor cell microenvironment to support the induction of anti-tumor immunity
  • Identification of novel tumor targets
  • Novel approaches to either protective adoptively transferred cells from metabolic changes or alter the metabolism of transferred cells.

Preference will be given to those working in solid tumors, orphan tumors or pediatric tumors, and to research not previously funded, thus highly innovative proposals. Candidates must hold an MD, PhD, or equivalent degree and must be tenure-track or tenured faculty. The investigator must be conducting original research as an independent faculty member. The award provides up to a maximum of $500,000 distributed over 2-3 years, inclusive of a maximum of 10% indirect costs. There is a two-step process for submitting applications electronically via proposalCENTRAL. The deadline for submission of Step 1 LOI is March 13, 2018 11:00 a.m. ET.

Vodafone Americas Foundation 10th Wireless Innovation ProjectTM - $600K — External Deadline: March 5, 2018

The Vodafone Wireless Innovation Project™ is seeking the latest connected innovations (mobile solutions) designed for social good. The competition is open to projects from universities and nonprofit organizations. The mobile or wireless solution must have the potential to solve a problem in the areas of: Access to Education, Health, Access to Communication, Economic Development, and the Environment/Disaster Relief. The project must be at a stage of research where an advanced prototype or field/market test can occur during the award period. The technology should have the potential for replication and large-scale impact. Applicants will compete for first-, second- and third-place prizes worth $300,000; $200,000 and $100,000; respectively. The deadline for submitting applications online is March 5, 2018.

NJ Health Initiatives 2018 Call for Proposals - $100K — External Deadline: March 1, 2018 3:00 p.m. ET

The Upstream Action Acceleration initiative will support existing cross-sector coalitions working “upstream” with community stakeholders to implement environmental-, policy- and systems-change strategies that impact health prior to the onset of disease and illness, and accelerate their work in established priority areas to improve community health. Upstream means working with all community stakeholders to address the factors that influence health prior to the onset of disease and illness. These factors include: income, employment, education, early childhood development, housing, nutrition and the built environment.

The areas of focus for proposed action acceleration might include, but are not limited to:

•           Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

•           New Sector Engagement (e.g., business, library, law enforcement)

•           Effective Use of Data Tools and Resources to Guide Actions

•           Civic Engagement

•           Environment/Open Space

•           Medical-Legal Partnerships

•           Transportation

Brief proposal (Phase 1) submissions are due online by March 1, 2018 3:00 p.m. ET.

Bay Area Lyme Foundation’s 2018 Emerging Leader Awards - $250K (1) & $100K (2) — External Deadline: February 28, 2018

The annual program supports new and innovative projects, with the goal of attracting new scientific talent to the field of Lyme disease.

1.         $250,000 ELA Grant: The $250,000 ELA grant targets veteran scientific talent with the title of associate professor or above who have not previously worked in Lyme disease research. Applicants must be at a US academic institution or corporate equivalent and propose to apply their work in other fields to therapeutics or diagnostics in Lyme disease. Research efforts funded by this award are required to generate initial proof of concept within 18-24 months.

2.         $100,000 ELA Grant: The $100,000 ELA grant is offered to researchers in academia or the private sector who are currently at the post-doctoral level through the assistant professor level, or equivalent. Applicants must have identified a defined approach to improving diagnostics or therapies for Lyme disease. Important criteria include demonstrated professional and scientific leadership in the biomedical sciences and a strong supporting scientific rationale for the project. Research efforts funded by this award are required to generate initial proof of concept within 12–18 months.

Applicants must complete an application, research proposal, and at least one supporting letter from their supervising manager or Principal Investigator, and send it to award@bayarealyme.org by February 28, 2018.

Brain Research Foundation’s Opioid Relapse Reduction Therapeutics Grant - $50K — External Deadline: February 28, 2018 5:00 p.m. ET

Brain Research Foundation (BRF) invites eligible Principal Investigators to submit a LOI for the Opioid Relapse Reduction Therapeutics Grant. The goal of this program is to accelerate the development of new relapse reduction therapeutics. The purpose of this RFP is to support the development of novel, translational research that will help accelerate the understanding of the mechanisms associated with opioid use disorders and addiction, targeted to medication development for new relapse reduction therapeutics. The pre-clinical research areas of focus may include (but are not limited to): neurobiology of relapse to drug taking, identifying new chemicals for high potential for relapse reduction, repurposing of FDA-approved therapies for relapse reduction, alternative therapies, and vulnerability to relapse factors (e.g., genetics, epigenetics, environmental stresses). To be eligible, the PI must be a full-time tenure-track or tenured faculty at a U.S. institution, working in the area of study of opioid addiction. LOI deadline is February 28, 2018 5:00 p.m. ET (4:00 p.m. CT).

2018 Packard Fellowships for Science and Engineering -- $875k -- Internal Deadline: February 21, 2018

THIS IS A LIMITED SUBMISSION OPPORTUNITY. The University invites nominations for the 2018 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 mh24@princeton.edu on or before 5:00 PM on WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2018: 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 NYSCF Innovator Awards in Neuroscience - $1.5M — External Deadline: February 21, 2018 5:00 p.m. ET

New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF) is soliciting applications from early career investigators for Innovator Awards in Neuroscience. The goal of this initiative is to foster truly bold, innovative scientists with the potential to transform the field of neuroscience. Applicants are encouraged in the fundamental areas of developmental, cellular, cognitive and behavioral, 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 both national and international accredited academic and nonprofit research institutions. 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 February 21, 2018 5:00 p.m. ET.

2018 NYSCF Stem Cell Investigator Awards - $1.5M — External Deadline: February 21, 2018 5:00 p.m. ET

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 per annum for up to five years. 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 February 21, 2018 5:00 p.m. ET.

Young Investigator Grant for Probiotics Research - $50K — External Deadline: February 20, 2018

The Global Probiotics Council (GPC), a committee established in 2004 by DANONE NUTRICIA RESEARCH and YAKULT HONSHA CO., LTD., is offering two grants in the amount of $50,000 each for 2018. The purpose of these grants is to support new research on probiotics and gastrointestinal microbiota in the United States. Young Investigators committed to basic research on gastrointestinal microbiota, probiotics and their role in health and wellness should apply. Young investigators who are senior fellows with a committed faculty appointment or early faculty members within a maximum of five consecutive years of his/her first faculty appointment (appointments must be in the United States) are eligible. Applicants are limited to one submission per investigator.

Daiichi Sankyo TaNeDS (Take a New Challenge for Drug diScovery) open competition grant program - $150K (Type A - discovery), 300K (Type B – validation) — External Deadline: February 19, 2018 6:59 p.m. ET (23:59 UTC)

In 2018, this program will be expanded to the east coast of the United States where Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. is located and renamed to TaNeDS Global. Fields of research include oncology, pain/sensory neuronal systems, cardiovascular and renal diseases, other diseases (rare diseases, gut microbiome-related diseases, stroke, and anemia), cell therapy, and technology and related research. Researchers affiliated with universities, research institutions and/or small biotech in Europe and the east coast of the United States (including NJ) are eligible to apply. See Guidelines for Application, Research Interests, Past Results, and FAQ prior to applying. Download the Application Form and Apply Online during the January 10 to February 19, 2018 application window.

2018 Klingenstein-Simons Fellowship Awards in Neuroscience - $225K — External Deadline: February 15, 2018 11:59 p.m. ET

The Klingenstein-Simons Fellowship Awards in the Neurosciences supports, in the early stages of their careers, tenure track investigators engaged in basic or clinical research that may lead to a better understanding of neurological and psychiatric disorders. The Klingenstein Fund and the Simons Foundation recognize that to accomplish this goal it is necessary to encourage a variety of new approaches. Several areas within the neurosciences are of particular interest:

  • Cellular and molecular neuroscience—Studies of the mechanisms of neuronal excitability and development, and of the genetic basis of behavior.
  • Neural systems—Studies of the integrative function of the nervous system.
  • Translational research—Studies designed to improve the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and our understanding of the causes of neurological and psychiatric disorders.

Applications have to be submitted electronically using the Online Application System (OAS). Prior to starting the application process, please read the FAQ. In addition to the online application form, these documents must be submitted in order to complete the application: confirmation letter, abstracts, outline and relevancy of research plans, and recommendations. Applications, including three letters of recommendation, are due by February 15, 2018 11:59 pm ET.

Michelson Prizes for Human Immunology & Vaccinology - $150K — External Deadline: February 12, 2018 5:00 p.m. ET

The $20 million Michelson Prizes initiative, funded by the Michelson Medical Research Foundation (MMRF) and administered by the Human Vaccines Project, aims to support young investigators applying innovative research concepts and disruptive technologies to significantly advance the development of future vaccines and immunotherapies to defeat major global diseases. Two investigators, under the age of 35, who demonstrate significant potential to execute pioneering ideas will each be awarded a $150,000 prize. While the Michelson Prizes are focused on research outcomes in the fields of human immunology and vaccinology, applicants from the full spectrum of related disciplines, including clinical research, biomedicine, artificial intelligence/machine learning, engineering, and nanotechnology are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be under the age of 35 (born on or after February 12, 1983). This is a two-step application process requiring both pre-application and full application. The Pre-Application Form is available online. The Pre-Application Form has to be filled online and submitted along with a biographical sketch by the pre-application due date (February 12, 2018 5:00 p.m. ET). The biographical sketch form is attached and also available online.

2018 Charles H. Revson Senior Fellowships in Biomedical Science – Annual stipend=125% of current NIH level – Internal Deadline: February 2, 2018

THIS IS A LIMITED SUBMISSION OPPORTUNITY.  The University invites nominations for the 2018 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 2, 2018.  1) A statement of endorsement from the Chair; 2) Nominee’s curriculum vitae; and 3) A summary of the candidate’s research project.

2018 L’Oréal USA for Women in Science Fellowship Program - $60K — External Deadline: February 2, 2018

The L’Oréal USA For Women in Science fellowship program is seeking five exceptional women postdoctoral scientists looking to advance their research and serve as role models for the next generation of girls in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Candidates must be involved in the life and physical/material sciences, technology (including computer science), engineering, and/or mathematics fields. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, have completed their PhD and have started in their postdoctoral position by the application deadline. A completed application requires: (1) three letters of recommendation, (2) undergraduate and graduate school transcripts, (3) proposed research plan, (4) candidate’s statement, and (5) a budget. Letters of recommendation and transcripts can either be submitted electronically through the online application submission site or can be mailed (recommendation letters must be mailed directly from all references) Applications including mailed letters and transcripts must be submitted electronically (or postmarked) by Friday, February 2, 2018.

2018 PhRMA Foundation Research Starter Grant (RSG) in Translational Medicine & Therapeutics - $100K — External Deadline: February 1, 2018 11:59 p.m. ET

The Translational Medicine and Therapeutics (TMT) RSG assists individuals beginning independent research careers in TMT at the faculty level. The goal of the PhRMA Foundation’s TMT Program is to promote the development and use of experimental and computational methods in an integrative approach towards clinical needs in diagnosis, treatment and prevention. The Foundation believes that to be successful, this requires working with clinicians to identify critical unmet clinical needs. TMT grants will advance training and support career development of scientists engaged in research that significantly addresses specific clinician-defined problems and integrates innovative technologies with advanced biological, chemical, and pharmacological sciences and engineering methodologies in areas such as: Genetics (Molecular, Pharmaco-, Population, Medical), Genomics (Functional, Structural, Toxico-, Pharmaco-, Comparative), Systems (Biology and Pharmacology), Pathways and Networks, Integrative Biology, Modeling and Simulation Target Identification and Validation, Biomarker Discovery and Validation, Vaccine Development, Molecular Epidemiology, Imaging, and Disease Modeling. Those holding the academic rank of Assistant Professor (or Research Assistant Professor) within a tenure track (or Research track) appointment, or Instructor, if eligible to apply for independent research funding by their institution, are eligible to apply for these RSG, providing their proposed research is neither directly nor indirectly already being subsidized to any significant degree by an extramural support mechanism. Application deadline is February 1, 2018 11:59 p.m. ET.

Foundational Questions Institute (FQXi): Agency in the Physical World - $100K Average — External Deadline: February 1, 2018

FQXi is currently inviting proposals for its new grant program on Agency in the Physical World in partnership with the Fetzer Franklin Fund. Agency in the Physical World targets research in physics and related fields including cosmology, astrophysics, philosophy of physics, complex systems, biophysics, neuroscience, computer science, and mathematics. The program hopes to inspire the drawing of deep connections from the most fundamental descriptions in physics and cosmology, to description in terms of agency, intelligence, and consciousness within our physical theories. How do we define these notions? How do they arise – and are they fundamental or emergent? How do they interact with each other and with other fundamental aspects of our physical theories? Proposals will be evaluated according to their relevance and impact. The official RFP document (PDF) can be downloaded here. Research awards are expected to average around $100,000 total over the life of the award (one to two years maximum). Although there is no maximum amount, projects will be assessed on potential impact per dollar requested. Applications will be accepted electronically through a standard form on the FQXi website (click here for application) and evaluated in a two-part process. Initial proposals are due February 1, 2018.

Burroughs Wellcome Fund Postdoc Enrichment Program in Biomedical Research - $60K — External Deadline: January 16, 2018 4:00 p.m. ET

Postdoctoral Enrichment Program (PDEP) provides a total of $60,000 over three years to support the career development activities for underrepresented minority postdoctoral fellows in a degree-granting institution (an institution includes its affiliated graduate and medical schools, hospitals and research institutions) in the United States or Canada whose training and professional development are guided by mentors committed to helping them advance to stellar careers in biomedical or medical research. This grant is meant to supplement the training of postdocs whose research activities are already supported. It is not a research grant. Applications have to be submitted online by January 16, 2018 4:00 pm ET.

2018 (summer) Whitehall Foundation Grants-in-Aid/Research Grants - $30K to $225K — External Deadline: January 16, 2018

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. Consideration is given, however, to applicants of all ages. The Foundation will accept only one letter of intent per year from an Investigator. This letter should be sent by US Mail or any dependable carrier to the Foundation and be received by the close of business on the deadline date. For details, see the Application Procedure page on the Foundation’s website. Letters Of Intent for upcoming summer session are due by January 16, 2018.

2018 New York Stem Cell Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship Program - $115K + $5K — External Deadline: January 10, 2018 5:00 p.m. ET

The New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF) invites applications for the 2018 NYSCF - Druckenmiller Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards from postdoctoral fellows at institutions within New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut to cultivate research that will explore the basic biology and therapeutic potential of stem cells derived from humans and model organisms. All applications must be submitted through NYSCF’s online grant management system. To create an account and submit your application, please visit: www.nyscf.org/applyfellowship and click on the Register & Apply button. Applicants must submit an institutional report card for gender equality in order for the application to be considered complete. Applications must be submitted in the online system by January 10, 2018 5:00 p.m. ET.

2018 McKnight Scholar Awards - $225K — External Deadline: January 8, 2018

The McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience supports innovative research designed to bring science closer to the day when diseases of the brain can be accurately diagnosed, prevented, and treated. To that end, the McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience invites applications for the 2018 McKnight Scholar Awards. These awards were established to encourage emerging neuroscientists to focus on disorders of learning and memory. Applicants for the McKnight Scholar Award must demonstrate interest in solving important problems in relevant areas of neuroscience, including the translation of basic research to clinical neuroscience. Awards are given to exceptional young scientists who hold the M.D. and/or Ph.D. degree and who are in the early stages of establishing an independent laboratory and research career. Traditionally, successful candidates have held faculty positions for at least one year. Up to six McKnight Scholars will be selected to receive $75,000 annually for three years; beginning July 1, 2018. Funds may be used in any way that will facilitate development of the Scholar’s research program, but not for indirect costs. Email ONE PDF containing the entire application (except letters of reference), compiled in the order stated in the Application and Guidelines document, by January 8, 2018. Both the application and the letters of reference must arrive no later than Monday, January 8, 2018 (by midnight of last time zone on earth).

USC Berggruen Fellow: The Transformation of the Human - $78K/$93K — External Deadline: January 5, 2018

USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences and the Berggruen Institute are accepting applications for new Fellows. The program will sponsor up to five fellowships at USC for the academic year 2018-2019. The selected USC Berggruen Fellows will work on the topic area of “The Transformation of the Human.” Fellows with academic appointments will be paid half of their annual academic year salary, up to $75,000 with the expectation that their home institution will make up the remainder. Fellows without sabbatical half-salary or a similar particle remuneration package can be paid up to $90,000, depending on position and seniority. Fellows will receive a research stipend of $3,000. In order to be considered for this position, all candidates must apply via the "Apply" link at the top or bottom of the USC online application portal. The application deadline is January 5, 2018.

Arthur Vining Davis Foundations - $300K Private Higher Education Grant Program – Internal Deadline: January 2, 2018

THIS IS A LIMITED SUBMISSION OPPORTUNITY. Princeton University is soliciting internal nominations to submit a Letter of Inquiry to the 2018 Arthur Vining Davis Foundations Private Education Grants Program. All private, four-year residential colleges and universities are eligible to apply. The Foundations’ philanthropy to private higher education concentrates on private colleges and universities with a primary academic mission in the liberal arts and sciences, rather than career or vocational studies. Private Higher Education grant proposals will be considered in the following general areas: Leadership development for faculty, students, and senior leaders; Interfaith literacy and leadership for curriculum, student, and faculty research; Environmental stewardship and sustainability in research, curriculum, and experience; Student and faculty intellectual inquiry, including faculty development and support for student – faculty undergraduate research.

Deans/Chairs may nominate qualified candidates by emailing the following materials in a single PDF document (in the order outlined below) to mh24@princeton.edu on or before NOON on Tuesday, January 2, 2018: A brief statement of endorsement from the Chair; Nominee’s curriculum vitae; A brief letter of inquiry that should include a description of the project, intended goals and outcomes, budget, possible/desired impacts, timeframes, and why you believe your project aligns with the Foundations' philanthropic priorities, (Note: This will be the letter that I submit to the Foundation on your behalf, if you are selected as the University’s nominee), and; List of current funding associated with the candidate’s projects.

RWJF RFP for Developing Solutions to Social Isolation in the U.S. - $250K to $750K — External Deadline: December 21, 2017 3:00 p.m. ET

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) has issued a RFP for the best ideas from around the world that address social isolation and promote positive, healthy social connections and well-being. Proposals must fit with the topic and populations described, integrate global ideas into the project, and must highlight the connections to the Culture of Health Action Framework. Based on ten underlying principles for a Culture of Health, the Action Framework connects health and social, economic, physical, and environmental factors. Populations of interest include children, adolescents, young adults, mothers, and families at risk or isolated because of issues including religion, gender identity, race or ethnicity, health issues, disabilities, and/or trauma; those living in rural communities and/or communities with insufficient basic community infrastructure or who may otherwise be politically or structurally disempowered; and others who may be now or who are at risk to become socially isolated. Applications and supporting materials must be submitted via the RWJF online system. Visit www.rwjf.org/cfp/global2 and use the Apply Online link. All applicants must submit a full proposal, including a narrative of no more than 10 pages, along with a detailed budget, budget narrative and additional information by December 21, 2017 3:00 p.m. ET.

2018 Gruber Prizes in Cosmology, Genetics & Neuroscience - $500K — External Deadline: December 15, 2017

The Gruber Foundation invites nominations on behalf of individuals whose achievements in cosmology, genetics, or neuroscience would make them suitable candidates for recognition through the 2018 Gruber International Prize Program. Each prize carries a gold medal and unrestricted cash prize of $500,000; and is designed both to recognize groundbreaking work in each field and to inspire additional efforts that effect fundamental shifts in knowledge and culture. Recipients are selected by a committee of distinguished experts in each field. For instructions and to access the official nomination forms, see how to nominate for cosmology prize, how to nominate for genetics prize, and how to nominate for neuroscience prize. Nominations must be completed and submitted online or e-mailed to nominations@gruber.yale.edu by December 15, 2017.

2018 Edward M. Scolnick Prize in Neuroscience - $150K — External Deadline: December 15, 2017

The Edward M. Scolnick Prize in Neuroscience (150,000 award, plus an inscribed gift) is awarded annually by the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT to recognize outstanding advances in the field of neuroscience. Candidates for the award must be nominated by individuals affiliated with universities, hospitals, medicals schools, or research institutes, with a background in neuroscience. Self-nomination is not permitted. Each nomination should include a biosketch or CV of the nominee, and a letter of nomination with a summary and analysis of the major contributions of the nominee to the field of neuroscience. Send nomination packet to: gwolf@mit.edu OR Attn: Scolnick Prize Nomination, McGovern Institute for Brain Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 77 Massachusetts Avenue 46-3160, Cambridge, MA 02139. Nomination deadline is December 15, 2017.

AFAR & Glenn Foundation Research Grants for Junior Faculty - $100K — External Deadline: December 15, 2017 5:00 p.m. ET

The major goal of this program is to assist in the development of the careers of junior investigators committed to pursuing careers in the field of aging research. The American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR) and Glenn Foundation for Medical Research (GMRF) support research projects concerned with understanding the basic mechanisms of aging. Projects investigating age-related diseases are also supported, especially if approached from the point of view of how basic aging processes may lead to these outcomes. Projects concerning mechanisms underlying common geriatric functional disorders are also encouraged, as long as these include connections to fundamental problems in the biology of aging. Projects that deal strictly with clinical problems such as the diagnosis and treatment of disease, health outcomes, or the social context of aging are not eligible. The applicant must be an independent investigator with independent research space as described in this form completed by the Dean or Department Chair, and must be no more than 10 years beyond start of postdoctoral research training as of July 1, 2018. All Letters of Intent and Institutional Commitment forms must be submitted via email to afarapplication@afar.org by December 15, 2017 5:00 p.m. ET.

2018 Moore Inventor Fellows –$675K – Internal Deadline: December 15, 2017

THIS IS A LIMITED SUBMISSION OPPORTUNITY. The University requests internal nominations for the 2018 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 mh24@princeton.edu on or before 5:00 PM ON FRIDAY, December 15, 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.

2018 Gerda Henkel Foundation Gerda Henkel Prize for outstanding research in the historical humanities - €100K - Internal deadline: December 11, 2017

THIS IS A LIMITED SUBMISSION OPPORTUNITY. The Gerda Henkel Prize was set up in 2006 and is awarded every two years to excellent and internationally acclaimed researchers who have demonstrated outstanding scholarly achievement in the disciplines and funding areas supported by the Foundation, to wit: Archaeology, Art History, Historic Islamic Studies, History, History of Law, History of Science, Prehistory, and Early History. The Gerda Henkel Prize is worth 100,000 euros. Department Chairs may nominate candidates by emailing the following in a single PDF document (in the order outlined below) to mh24@princeton.edu on or before 12 PM ON Wednesday, December 11, 2017: 1) a statement of endorsement from the Chair; 2) nominee’s c.v.; 3) a one-page concept paper (describe the candidate’s research project); and 4) a list of the candidate's current funding.

2018 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award – $75k – Internal Deadline: December 11, 2017

THIS IS A LIMITED SUBMISSION OPPORTUNITY.  The University invites nominations for the 2018 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 2012. 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 mh24@princeton.edu on or before 5 pm on MONDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2017: 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.

2018 Blavatnik Regional Postdoctoral Awards – up to $30k – Internal Deadline: Monday, December 4, 2017

THIS IS A LIMITED SUBMISSION OPPORTUNITY.  The 2018 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 mh24@princeton.edu on or before 5 p.m. on MONDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2017: 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.

2018 McKnight Technological Innovations in Neuroscience awards - $200K — External Deadline: December 4, 2017

The McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience supports innovative research designed to bring science closer to the day when diseases of the brain can be accurately diagnosed, prevented, and treated. To that end, the McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience invites Letters of Intent for its 2018 McKnight Technological Innovations in Neuroscience awards. McKnight is interested in how a new technology may be used to monitor, manipulate, analyze, or model brain function at any level, from the molecular to the entire organism. Because the program seeks to advance and enlarge the range of technologies available to the neurosciences, research based primarily on existing techniques will not be considered. In 2018, up to three grants will be awarded, each providing $100,000 per year for two years. There is a two-stage selection process, beginning with a LOI.  LOI must be received no later than December 4, 2017.

2018-19 American Mathematical Society Centennial Research Fellowships - $102,300 — External Deadline: December 1, 2017 11:59 p.m. ET

The AMS Centennial Research Fellowship Program makes awards annually to outstanding mathematicians to help further their careers in research. The primary selection criterion for the Centennial Fellowship is the excellence of the candidate's research. A recipient of the fellowship shall have held his or her doctoral degree for at least three years and not more than twelve years at the inception of the award (that is, received between September 1, 2006 and September 1, 2015). Applications will be accepted from those currently holding a tenured, tenure track, post-doctoral, or comparable (at the discretion of the selection committee) position at an institution in North America. The stipend for the fellowship to be awarded for 2018-2019 is US $93,000 with an additional expense allowance of US $9,300. The application form along with references and attachments can only be submitted online through the online application system on MathPrograms.org. The deadline for applications is December 1, 2017 11:59 p.m. ET.

2018 Kavli Prizes - $1M — External Deadline: December 1, 2017

The Kavli Prize is awarded by The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters for outstanding scientific achievements in Astrophysics, Nanoscience, and Neuroscience by an individual. The Kavli Prize is a partnership between The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, The Kavli Foundation (US), and The Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research. The Kavli Prize for each of the three fields consists of $1M. In addition to the prize money, the laureates will receive a scroll and a gold medal. Nominations for the Kavli Prizes should be submitted to The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters by way of the online nomination form obtained at www.kavliprize.org. Please read "How to complete the Nomination Form" before you start nominating. If you have any questions, please contact Eirik Lislerud, Project Manager at eirik.lislerud@dnva.no, +47 22 84 15 08. The closing date for nominating candidates is December 1, 2017.

SFARI 2018 Pilot & Research Awards - $330K & $975K respectively — External Deadline: December 1, 2017

The mission of the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI) is to improve the understanding, diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) by funding innovative research of the highest quality and relevance. Grants awarded through this RFA will fund a broad range of ASD-relevant science. SFARI is seeking applications that are grounded in biology and will complement its grants portfolio, which aims to connect autism etiology to brain function and behavior. Pilot Awards are intended for investigators who are requesting support for small-scale projects or early-stage experiments that will build on preliminary data or a prior track record and lead to competitive applications for funding by SFARI or other organizations. Investigators new to the field of autism are encouraged to apply for these awards. Research Awards are intended for investigators with demonstrated experience who are requesting support for compelling, high-impact research on an experimental hypothesis for which preliminary data have already been gathered. The foundation will also consider projects focusing on a central hypothesis where success depends on close collaboration between two or more labs. Applications must be completed electronically and submitted using forms provided at proposalCENTRAL. LOI deadline is December 1, 2017.

2018 Dan David Prize - $1M — External Deadline: November 30, 2017

The Dan David Prize is a joint international corporation, endowed by the Dan David Foundation and headquartered at Tel Aviv University. The Dan David Prize recognizes and encourages innovative and interdisciplinary research that cuts across traditional boundaries and paradigms. It aims to foster universal values of excellence, creativity, justice, democracy and progress and to promote the scientific, technological and humanistic achievements that advance and improve our world. The Dan David Prize covers three time dimensions - Past, Present and Future - that represent realms of human achievement. Each year the International Board chooses one field within each time dimension. Following a review process of individuals nominated for the Prize, by independent Review Committees comprised of renowned scholars and professionals, the International Board then chooses the laureates for each field.

The selected fields for 2018 are:

Three prizes of $1M USD each are granted annually in the fields chosen for the three time dimensions. The nomination process must be completed online via the Dan David Prize Nominations webpage. For inquiries, please contact ddprize@post.tau.ac.il, Tel: +972-3-6406614. Nomination deadline is November 30, 2017.

2018 Lemelson-MIT Prize - $500K — External Deadline: November 30, 2017

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 1993 or later); must be the primary inventor of two or more U.S. patents, one of which is a product or process that has been commercialized or has potential or realized adoption; and must serve as an inspiration to young people. Prize candidates must be nominated by a peer, who should submit an on-line nomination on the Lemelson-MIT Program nomination page, which requires that you create a login. The Initial Submission deadline for 2018 Nominations is November 30, 2017.

Russell Sage Foundation’s Programs on Future of Work, Social Inequality & Behavioral Economics - $150K — External Deadline:  November 30, 2017 2:00 p.m. ET

RSF is currently accepting letters of inquiry for three of its regular social science research programs:

  1. Future of Work

RSF'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 in the United States. The foundation 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. RSF is especially interested in proposals that address important questions about the interplay of market and non-market forces in shaping the wellbeing of workers, today and in the future.

  1. Social Inequality

The foundation's program on Social Inequality supports innovative investigator-initiated research projects that will broaden our understanding of the social, economic, political, and labor market causes and consequences of rising economic inequalities in the United States.

  1. Behavioral Economics

RSF's Behavioral Economics program supports innovative research that uses behavioral insights from psychology and other social sciences to examine and improve social and living conditions in the United States. The foundation seeks investigator-initiated research proposals that will broaden our understanding of the social, economic and political consequences of real-life behaviors and decisions that deviate from the neoclassical economic standards of rationality. RSF is especially interested in behavioral economics research that contributes to our understanding of topics of interest under its programs on Future of WorkRace, Ethnicity and Immigration; and Social Inequality.

Each program offers $150,000 maximum (including overhead) per project for up to two years. Awards are available for research assistance, data acquisition, data analysis, and investigator time for conducting research and writing up results. A brief LOI (4 pages max. excluding references) must precede a full proposal to determine whether the proposed project is in line with RSF's program priorities and available funds. All applications must be submitted through the RSF's online submission system. LOI deadline for all three programs is November 30, 2017 2:00 p.m. ET.

2018 HERS-CBL STEM Scholarships for Women Faculty - $12.5K — External Deadline:  November 17, 2017

The Higher Education Resource Services (HERS) Leadership Institute is inviting applications from women faculty in STEM (medical, health and social sciences are excluded) who are U.S. citizens to attend a two week summer program in 2018 at one of the two HERS Summer Institutes – at the University of Denver or at Bryn Mawr College. $12,500 covering tuition, accommodations, travel, and most meals has been budgeted for a selected candidate to attend a HERS Summer Institute. The application process begins with an applicant setting up an account and selecting the Summer Institute she would prefer to attend. Complete application including recommendations must be received by the November 17, 2017 deadline.

2018 Brain Research Foundation Fay/Frank Seed Grant Program $80k – Internal deadline: November 17, 2017

THIS IS A LIMITED SUBMISSION OPPORTUNITY. The University invites nominations for the 2018 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 mh24@princeton.edu on or before 12 PM on FRIDAY, November 17, 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.

Clay Mathematics Institute’s Clay Research Fellowship — External Deadline: November 16, 2017

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 (CMI), which is a U.S. charitable foundation, but may hold their fellowships anywhere in the U.S.A., Europe, or elsewhere in the world, subject to local immigration and employment constraints. 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.  Selection decisions are made by the Scientific Advisory Board based on these nominating materials: letter of recommendation, names and contact information for two other references, curriculum vitae, and publication list for the nominee. Closing date for nominations is November 16, 2017.

RWJF Health Policy Fellows - $165K — External Deadline: November 15, 2017 3:00 p.m. ET

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Health Policy Fellows program provides the nation’s most comprehensive learning experience at the nexus of health, science, and policy in Washington, D.C. It is an outstanding opportunity for exceptional midcareer health professionals and behavioral and social scientists with an interest in health and health care policy. Fellows participate in the policy process at the federal level and use that leadership experience to improve health, health care, and health policy. Fields of research include biomedical sciences and economics or other social sciences.  Applicants should preview a sample proposal , the Funding Opportunity Brochure (PDF), and the FAQs before submitting their proposal electronically using the Apply Online link. Application deadline is November 15, 2017 3:00 p.m. ET.

2018 Rita Allen Foundation Scholars Award Program – Awards up to $550k – Internal deadline: Friday, November 10, 2017 (link is external)

THIS IS A LIMITED SUBMISSION OPPORTUNITY.  The Rita Allen Foundation recently announced the 2018 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 mh24@princeton.eduon or before 5 p.m. on Friday, November 10, 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.

Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Program in China Studies Postdoctoral Fellowships - $50K — External Deadline: November 8, 2017 9:00 p.m. ET

The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) is inviting applications for postdoctoral fellowships from scholars who are preparing their PhD dissertation for publication, or who are embarking on new research projects for its Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Program in China Studies. The Program in China Studies is financially supported by the Henry Luce Foundation, with additional funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities for postdoctoral fellowships. Applications in all disciplines of the humanities and related social sciences are welcome. The program supports the study of Chinese culture and society in all periods. Research in Hong Kong, Tibet and Taiwan is eligible. An applicant must hold a PhD degree conferred no earlier than January 1, 2009. Applications must be submitted online through the ACLS online fellowship and grant administration system (https://ofa.acls.org/). Up to $50,000 stipend is available. Application deadline is November 8, 2017 9:00 p.m. ET.

New Jersey Health Foundation’s Research Grants Program - $35K — External Deadline: November 7, 2017

New Jersey Health Foundation’s Research Grants Program funds early health-related projects that demonstrate exciting potential and help researchers qualify for larger grants from other organizations to advance their projects. Grants of up to $35K each will be awarded ($1M has been allocated to this funding cycle to advance exciting research projects). Full-time faculty and employees of eligible organizations can apply; part-time and adjunct faculty or staff are not eligible. After adhering to all applicable school protocols for submitting a grant request, an applicant can submit his/her proposal online through the New Jersey Health Foundation web site at www.njhf.org (https://app.wizehive.com/appform/login/2018researchapp). See the Research Grants Program section on the site. Applications are due by November 7, 2017.

2018 Simons Early Career Investigator in Marine Microbial Ecology & Evolution Awards - $180K — External Deadline: November 6, 2017 5:00 p.m. ET

The Simons Foundation is now accepting applications for its 2018 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 2009 and November 2016) 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 PI or co-PI currently or within the past year on a grant from a national governmental agency or major foundation. The LOI submission deadline is November 6, 2017 5:00 p.m. ET.

ENTELLIGENCE Young Investigator Program - $100K — External Deadline: November 2, 2017

ENTELLIGENCE is a program established by Actelion Pharmaceuticals US, Inc. in 2005 and designed for basic science, translational and clinical research in the field of cardiopulmonary medicine. The ENTELLIGENCE program provides opportunities for individual young investigators to promote quality medical care and enhance patients' lives by supporting research (basic science, translational and clinical research) in the area of pulmonary hypertension (PH) related to expanding  knowledge of the pathways involved in pulmonary vascular pathobiology and ultimately, to improve treatment for patients with pulmonary hypertension. Individual grants of up to $100,000 will be made to qualified investigators to conduct research via a 12-month mentored grant. The application process has three steps: (1) Submit a LOI proposal with an introduction, background, hypothesis and objectives, and specific aims; (2) Have a mentor; and (3) If the LOI is selected, submit a full grant. The LOI must be submitted electronically via the ENTELLIGENCE Web site. LOI procedures, required documents, and review are described here - LOI Submission Guidelines (PDF). Applicant forms are available here. Applicants will click on the LOI submission link and complete the form in accordance with the accompanying LOI Submission Guidelines. See Grant Submission Guidelines (PDF) for complete application information. LOI submissions for the current phase will close on November 2, 2017.

NAEd/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship Program - $70K — External Deadline: November 2, 2017 5:00 p.m. ET

The NAEd/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship Program will support, during the 2018-2019 academic year, up to 30 early-career scholars working in critical areas of education research. The non-residential postdoctoral fellowship funds proposals with the potential to make significant scholarly contributions to the field of education. The program also aims to develop the careers of its recipients through professional development activities involving NAEd members. Applicants must state clearly and explicitly the connection between the proposed research and the improvement of education. Applicants must have received their PhD, EdD, or equivalent research degree between January 1, 2012, and December 31, 2016. The non- residential fellowship stipend is $70,000 for or one academic year of research or $35,000 for each of two contiguous years working half-time. Fellows will also receive additional funds to attend required fellowship retreats and NAEd meetings. Application must be submitted online and include: application form, abstract of proposed research project, project description, career history, example of past research relevant to education, curriculum vitae/resume, and reference letters. Submissions for the 2018 fellowship must be received by Thursday, November 2, 2017 5:00 p.m. ET.

Getty/ACLS Postdoctoral Fellowships in the History of Art - $65K — External Deadline: October 25, 2017 9:00 p.m. ET

The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) is inviting applications for its Getty/ACLS Postdoctoral Fellowships in the History of Art, made possible by the support of the Getty Foundation. These fellowships are intended to support an academic year of research and/or writing by early career scholars for a project that will make a substantial and original contribution to the understanding of art and its history. The ultimate goal of the project should be a major piece of scholarly work by the applicant. Applicants must have a PhD that was conferred between September 1, 2012 and December 31, 2016. ACLS will award 10 fellowships, each with a salary-replacement stipend of $60,000, plus $5,000 for research and travel during the award period. Applications must be submitted online through the ACLS online fellowship and grant administration system (https://ofa.acls.org/). Application deadline is October 25, 2017 9:00 p.m. ET.

2018 Simons Foundation Targeted Grants to Institutes in Mathematics and Physical Sciences - $300K to $1M — External Deadline: October 16, 2017 11:59:59 p.m. ET

The Simons Foundation’s Mathematics and Physical Sciences (MPS) division invites applications for its Targeted Grants to Institutes program. The program is intended to support established institutes or centers in the mathematics and physical sciences through funding to help strengthen contacts within the international scientific community. The foundation’s aim is to enable institutes to extend and enhance their missions; this program will not provide primary support for operating or establishing an institute. A typical targeted grant to an institute provides funding for three to five years at a level of $100,000 to $200,000 per year, which includes 20 percent in indirect costs to the institution. The funding provided under the targeted grant is flexible and based on the type of support requested by the institution in the proposal. Please see the foundation’s Grant Policies for further guidelines and note that travel expenses are not capped at $4,000 per year per individual for this program. Applications should be started and submitted under the applicant’s own account on proposalCENTRAL Application deadline is October 16, 2017 11:59:59 p.m. ET.

2018 December Cycle W.M. Keck Foundation Science & Engineering and Medical Research Programs – $1M – Internal deadline: October 16, 2017

THIS IS A LIMITED SUBMISSION OPPORTUNITY. 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 mh24@princeton.edu on or before 5 PM ON MONDAY, October 16, 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.

American Cancer Society Grants (3) - $165K/yr + 20% indirect costs for Research Scholar Grants; $135K/yr + 8% indirect costs for Mentored Research Scholar Grant; $48K, 50K & $52K/yr + $4K/yr for Postdoctoral Fellowships — External Deadline: October 16, 2017

The American Cancer Society grants program funds innovative cancer research conducted by hundreds of scientists and health care professionals – primarily early in their careers – at institutions nationwide. Programs funded include translational cancer research; molecular genetics and biochemistry of cancer; cancer cell biology and metastasis; clinical cancer research, nutrition, and immunology; and cancer control and prevention research. ACS is currently accepting applications for the following three grants:

  1. Research Scholar Grants: Research Scholar Grants support investigator-initiated projects across the cancer research continuum. Independent investigators in the first six years of an independent research career or faculty appointment are eligible to apply. For criteria used to determine eligibility see page 22 of Research Scholar Grants (PDF) available on the ACS website Policies and Instructions link.
  2. Mentored Research Scholar Grant: Provides support for mentored research and training to full-time junior faculty, typically within the initial four years of their first independent appointment. The goal is for these beginning investigators to become independent researchers as either clinician scientists or cancer control and prevention researchers. U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Policies and Instructions.
  3. Postdoctoral Fellowships: This award is to support the training of researchers who have received a doctoral degree to provide initial funding leading to an independent career in cancer research (including basic, preclinical, clinical, cancer control, psychosocial, behavioral, epidemiology, health services and health policy research). Recent postdocs that are U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Policies and Instructions.

Applications for all three grants have to be submitted online — Access Electronic Grant Application Process at proposalCENTRAL. Prior to submitting the application online, download and review the respective policies and instructions. Application Deadline for all three grants is October 16, 2017.

American Chemical Society (ACS) Petroleum Research Fund (PRF) Doctoral New Investigator (DNI) grants program - $110K — Submission Window: September 18, 2017 to October 20, 2017

The DNI grants program aims to promote the careers of young faculty by supporting research of high scientific caliber, and to enhance the career opportunities of their undergraduate/graduate students, and postdoctoral associates through the research experience. DNI grants provide start-up funding for scientists and engineers in the United States who are within the first three years of their first academic appointment at the level of Assistant Professor or the equivalent. Applicants may have limited or no preliminary results for a research project they wish to pursue, with the intention of using the preliminary results obtained to seek continuation funding from other agencies. The DNI grants are to be used to illustrate proof of principle or concept, to test a hypothesis, or to demonstrate feasibility of an approach. Note that fundamental research is required as opposed to applied research or methods development. When submitting an application, you will be asked to select a scientific discipline that PRF supports. The next submission window will be from Monday, September 18, 2017 to Friday, October 20, 2017.

2018 Andrew Carnegie Fellows Program - $200K Fellowship Award – Internal Deadline: October 13, 2017

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. The recipient of a fellowship may choose to accept the award directly, as an individual, or through his/her institution. Nominees should be aware that there may be tax implications associated with the award when it is received by the individual. Carnegie Corporation of New York will issue a Form 1099 at the end of the tax year for all funds disbursed to individuals. However, the Corporation cannot give tax advice. If the fellowship recipient chooses to accept the award through his/her institution, the institution serves as payor and assumes all tax-reporting responsibilities for the fellow’s 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 mh24@princeton.edu on or before NOON on Friday, October 13, 2017: 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.

Lyle Spencer Research Awards - $50K (min) to $1M (max) — External Deadline: October 12, 2017 5:00 p.m. ET

The Spencer Foundation is accepting Letters of Intent from investigators for its Lyle Spencer Research Awards program. Its aim is to support intellectually ambitious, large-scale education research projects with typical budgets between $100,000 and $1,000,000. This program encourages proposals initiated by scholars across a variety of disciplines and fields in an effort to create much-needed space for creative and ambitious research projects that promise to advance our understanding of educational practice and its improvement. The Foundation wants the scholars who seek its support to have convincing, well-reasoned answers to the question: How in the end does the work you are undertaking contribute to making the practice of education better? Instructions for submitting the LOI can be found under the LOI Guidelines. If you have never accessed the Spencer Foundation online system, you must register and create a profile by going to https://spencer.smartsimple.us and clicking the “Register Here” button. LOI is due by October 12, 2017 5:00 p.m. ET.

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine 2018 Dickson Prize in Medicine - $50K — External Deadline: October 6, 2017

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is inviting nominations for the 2018 Dickson Prize in Medicine. Established in 1971, this prize - the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine's highest honor - is awarded annually to an American biomedical researcher who has made significant, progressive contributions to medicine. Nominees for the Dickson Prize in Medicine should be actively engaged in innovative, paradigm-shifting biomedical research that is worthy of significant and broad attention. This is a prize for someone whose career has been building, who is at an especially productive point currently, and whose research is—or will be—so influential that it deserves major recognition now. The recipient must be a U.S. citizen. The winner of the 2018 Dickson Prize in Medicine will receive a $50,000 award along with a medallion and will present the Dickson Prize in Medicine Lecture during the University of Pittsburgh’s annual showcase of science and research in fall 2018. All nomination materials must be submitted electronically using this Nomination Form on the website. The deadline for all nomination materials is October 6, 2017.

National Multiple Sclerosis Society Pilot Research Grants - $44K – External Deadline: October 4, 2017

The Society funds high-risk pilot grants to quickly test novel ideas. Funding is provided for one year to test innovative, cutting-edge ideas or untested methods, and to gather sufficient preliminary data to apply for longer-term funding. Researchers who have completed their post-doctoral training, and who are considered eligible by their institutions to apply for a research grant, are invited to apply. The Society welcomes applications for studies related to multiple sclerosis that may serve to advance its mission of stopping MS progression, restoring function and improving quality of life, and preventing MS.  

Simons Collaborations in Mathematics & Physical Sciences - $10M — External Deadline: October 3, 2017 11:59:59 p.m. ET

The Simons Foundation’s Mathematics and Physical Sciences (MPS) division is inviting applications for the Simons Collaborations in MPS program. The aim of this program is to stimulate progress on fundamental scientific questions of major importance in the broad areas of mathematics, theoretical physics and theoretical computer science. A Simons Collaboration in MPS should address a mathematical or theoretical topic of fundamental scientific importance, where a significant, new development creates a novel area for exploration or provides a new direction for progress in an established field. The questions addressed by the collaboration may be concrete or conceptual, but there should be little doubt that answering them would constitute a major scientific milestone. The project should have clearly defined initial activities and goals by which progress and success can be measured. The support from the foundation should be seen as critical for the objectives of the project. The project should involve outstanding researchers with a range of career stages. Excellence of the scientific leadership is one of the main criteria in the selection process. The project should be organized and managed in a manner engendering a high level of collaboration. Collaboration directors must submit an LOI through proposalCENTRAL (https://proposalcentral.altum.com/default.asp). LOI deadline is October 3, 2017 11:59:59 p.m. ET.

2018 Spring Whitehall Foundation Research Grants/Grants-in-Aid - $225K — External Deadline: October 1, 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. Letters of inquiry for spring session are due by October 1, 2017.

AWM Mathematics Travel Grants for Women Mathematicians - $3.5K — 2017 External Deadline: October 1, 2017

The Mathematics Travel Grants from the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) provides full or partial support for travel and subsistence for a meeting or conference in the applicant’s field of specialization. All awards will be determined on a competitive basis by a selection panel consisting of distinguished mathematicians appointed by the AWM. A maximum of $2,300 for domestic travel and of $3,500 for foreign travel will be funded. These travel funds are provided by the Division of Mathematical Sciences (DMS) of the National Science Foundation (NSF). The conference or the applicant’s research must be in an area supported by DMS. The list of research areas supported by NSF/DMS is available at this link. All applicants must first complete the online pre-survey. External deadlines for 2017 are May 1 and October 1 (application sites open approximately 45 days in advance of the deadline).

2018 Simons Fellows Programs in Mathematics ($110K) and Theoretical Physics ($125K) — External Deadline: September 28, 2017 11:59:59 p.m. ET

The Simons Fellows programs in both Mathematics and Theoretical Physics provide funds to faculty for up to a semester long research leave from classroom teaching and administrative obligations. Such leaves can increase creativity and provide intellectual stimulation. 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. Grants awarded will be restricted to sabbatical-eligible faculty who wish to use the grant for the purpose of extending a single term sabbatical leave to a full academic year. The award includes: (1) salary replacement for up to 50 percent (up to a maximum of $100,000) of the Fellow’s current academic-year salary, whether normally paid over 9 or 12 months, and (2) up to $10,000 (in mathematics) or $25,000 (in theoretical physics) for expenses related to the leave. The award is administered through the Fellow’s home institution, which will receive an additional 20 percent overhead on allowable expenses. Applicants must apply through proposalCENTRAL. Refer to the Application Instructions online or download the PDF for further information on and requirements for submitting an application. New applicants and their institutions are strongly encouraged to start the registration process at least four weeks prior to the application due date. Application deadline is September 28, 2017, 11:59:59 p.m. ET.

ACLS Fellowships - $40K for Asst. Prof., $50K for Assoc. Prof., $70K for Prof. — External Deadline: September 27, 2017 9:00 p.m. ET

The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) invites research applications from scholars in all disciplines of the humanities and related social sciences. Faculty appointments are not required. The ultimate goal of the project should be a major piece of scholarly work by the applicant, which can take the form of a monograph, articles, digital publication(s), critical edition, or other scholarly resources. ACLS does not fund creative work (e.g., novels or films), textbooks, straightforward translation, or pedagogical projects. The fellowship stipend is set at three levels based on academic rank (or rank equivalency based on scholarly attainment): up to $40,000 for Assistant Professor and career equivalent, up to $50,000 for Associate Professor and career equivalent; and up to $70,000 for full Professor and career equivalent. ACLS will determine the level based on the candidate's rank or equivalent rank as of the application deadline. For 2017-18, the program has expanded to award 78 fellowships. Approximately 27 fellowships will be awarded at the Assistant Professor level, approximately 27 at the Associate Professor level, and approximately 24 at the full Professor level. Applications must be submitted online through the ACLS online fellowship and grant administration system (https://ofa.acls.org/). Application deadline is September 27, 2017 9:00 p.m. ET.

2018 Johnson & Johnson Women in STEM2D Scholars Program – $150k – Internal deadline: September 26, 2017 (link is external)

THIS IS A LIMITED SUBMISSION OPPORTUNITY. The University requests internal nominations for the 2018 Johnson & Johnson Women in STEM2D Scholars Program. The Scholars Award is a 3-year award in the gross amount of $150,000, which will be paid to the University (the “Recipient”) for the benefit of the J&J Scholar and her research, with the understanding that the Recipient will administer the funds.

The awards will fund one woman per discipline (“Area of Interest”) who has completed her advanced degree, who is working as an assistant professor and who is not yet tenured at an accredited university or design institution.  1The “Areas of Interest” are defined by J&J as:

  • Science: Observing, studying and experimenting in an effort to better understand the natural world and how it works.
  • Technology: Science or knowledge put to practical use to solve problems, invent useful tools, envision new possibilities or establish meaningful connections between people and the world that surrounds them.
  • Engineering: The practical application of science and math skills to everyday life.
  • Mathematics: Quantitative framework (numbers, quantities, shapes, abstract principles and problem solving) for describing the world.
  • Manufacturing: Creating something from raw materials by hand or by machinery.
  • Design: A collaborative activity that results in better human experiences by uncovering unmet needs and championing meaningful relationships through user-friendly products, environments and systems.

Department Chairs may nominate candidates by emailing the following in a single PDF document (in the order outlined below) to mh24@princeton.edu on or before noon ON TUESDAY, September 26, 2017: 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.

2018 Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists – $250k – Internal deadline: September 25, 2017                                                      

THIS IS A LIMITED SUBMISSION OPPORTUNITY. The University requests internal nominations for the 2018 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 1976 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 mh24@princeton.edu on or before noon ON MONDAY, September 25, 2017: 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.

 

Japan Technology Group Open Call for Oncology and Immunology - $100K/project — External Deadline: September 22, 2017

Japan Technology Group (JTG) is a technology-based intellectual property transfer company with a mission to promote, foster and add value to international business development with a particular focus on trans-Pacific technology and IP transfers between Japan and North America/EU. JTG, on behalf of a large Japanese pharmaceutical company, is currently seeking partners to collaborate in the areas of oncology and immunology. Researches or technologies must have patent applications which have not yet been published. Non-published antibody drugs or small-molecular compounds in both areas of oncology and immunology are the primary targets. The company wants to identify new drug candidate compounds in both areas through CDA, MTA and possible collaborative research with selected partners. Apply and make inquiries via e-mail at myamamoto@japantechnologygroup.com (Attention: Mitsu Yamamoto, JTG). Deadline for initial proposal is September 22, 2017.

2018 Sloan Research Fellowships - $65K — External Deadline: September 15, 2017 11:59:59 p.m. ET

The Sloan Research Fellowships seek to stimulate fundamental research by early-career scientists and scholars of outstanding promise. These two-year fellowships are awarded yearly to 126 researchers in recognition of distinguished performance and a unique potential to make substantial contributions to their field. In order to be considered for a Sloan Research Fellowship, a candidate must have a letter of nomination from a department head or other senior researcher. More than one candidate from a department may be nominated, but no more than three. Successful candidates generally have a strong record of significant independent research accomplishments that demonstrate creativity and the potential to become future leaders in the scientific community. Nominated candidates are normally below the rank of associate professor and do not hold tenure, but these are not strict requirements. The Foundation strongly encourages the nomination of qualified women and minority candidates. See the Apply page for required nomination materials, including nomination letters and all letters of support that must be uploaded and submitted through the Foundation’s online application portal. Application deadline is September 15, 2017 11:59:59 p.m. ET.

American Gastroenterological Association (AGA)/AGA Research Foundation Grants (2) - $270K each — External Deadline: September 8, 2017

1. Research Scholar Award (RSA) ($270K/3 years):

The objective of the RSA is to support young gastroenterologists working toward independent and productive research careers in digestive diseases by ensuring that a major proportion of their time is protected for research (i.e. a minimum of 75 percent effort dedicated to the proposed project). The award will support young faculty (not fellows) who have demonstrated exceptional promise and have some record of accomplishment in research.

2. AGA-Takeda Pharmaceuticals Research Scholar Award in Inflammatory Bowel Disease ($270K/3 years):

The objective of the AGA-Takeda Pharmaceuticals Research Scholar Award in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) is to support young gastroenterologists working toward independent and productive research careers in IBD by ensuring that a major proportion of their time is protected for research (i.e. a minimum of 75 percent effort dedicated to the proposed project). The award will support young faculty (not fellows) who have demonstrated exceptional promise and have some record of accomplishment in research.   

Applications must be submitted through the AGA Grants Management System, accessible at http://www.gastro.org/research-funding. Select the “Apply Now” button to create an account and/or submit an application by the following deadlines:

  1. RSA: September 8, 2017
  2. AGA-Takeda Pharmaceuticals Research Scholar Award in IBD: September 8, 2017.

Simons Collaboration on the Origins of Life 2018 Postdoctoral Fellowships - $186K — External Deadline: September 7, 2017

Established by the Simons Foundation, the Simons Collaboration on the Origins of Life (SCOL) supports creative, innovative research on topics such as the astrophysical and planetary context of the origins of life, the development of prebiotic chemistry, the assembly of the first cells, the advent of Darwinian evolution and the earliest signs of life on the young Earth. The collaboration is now inviting applications for postdoctoral fellowships to support independent research on topics related to the origins of life at one or more laboratories or research institutions in any country. With this program, SCOL seeks to support early-career researchers at an important inflection point in origins of life research resulting from an influx of new talent, new instrumentation, a growing global community of researchers and growth of the 'systems' approach that connects disciplines, technologies and institutions. Applications from all origins-related disciplines (see topics or Critical Questions Concerning the Origins of Life) are encouraged. The application process has two phases. In the first phase, applicants must complete a first-stage proposal electronically and submit using forms provided at proposalCENTRAL. Deadline for letters of recommendation is September 7, 2017, 5:00 PM ET and deadline for submission of first-stage proposals is September 12, 2017, 5:00 PM ET.

The Burroughs Wellcome Fund (BWF) Career Awards at the Scientific Interface - $500K — External Deadline: September 6, 2017 4:00 p.m. ET

The BWF Career Awards at the Scientific Interface (CASI) are intended to foster the early career development of researchers who have transitioned or are transitioning from undergraduate and/or graduate work in the physical/mathematical/computational sciences or engineering into postdoctoral work in the biological sciences, and who are dedicated to pursuing a career in academic research. Scientific advances such as genomics, quantitative structural biology, imaging techniques, and modeling of complex systems have created opportunities for exciting research careers at the interface between the physical/computational sciences and the biological sciences. Tackling key problems in biology will require scientists trained in areas such as chemistry, physics, applied mathematics, computer science, and engineering. In the first stage, all applicants will be required to complete a web-based questionnaire assessing their eligibility to apply for this award. If eligibility criteria are met, applicants will be automatically directed to the web-based pre-proposal application. Pre-proposal is due by September 6, 2017 4:00 p.m. ET.

Stand Up To Cancer "Dream Team" Translational Research Grant - $10M — External Deadline: September 5, 2017 12:00 p.m. ET

Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), in partnership with the American Association for Cancer Research, is inviting LOIs for a new $10 million "Dream Team" of top scientific investigators searching for new strategies to prevent or treat cancer. Unlike other "Dream Team" grant opportunities offered by SU2C in recent years, the SU2C Dream Team Translational Cancer Research Grant program is open to any type of translational cancer research. The program will support a single translational cancer research project that addresses a critical problem in patient care and has the potential to deliver near-term patient benefit through investigation by a multidisciplinary, multi-institutional, expert team of investigators. The ideas may focus on particular organ sites, patient populations (such as pediatrics) or on innovative methods of treatment. Projects must be designed to accelerate the application of new preventive, diagnostic or therapeutic approaches to the clinic (i.e., lead to patient involvement within two to three years from the beginning of the grant). To maximize creativity, innovation, and collaboration, the Dream Team must include laboratory and clinical researchers, senior and/or young investigators, and senior scientists who have not worked together in the past. LOI must be submitted by September 5, 2017 12:00 p.m. ET using the proposalCENTRAL website at proposalcentral.altum.com. The Program Guidelines and Application Instructions (PDF) and Call for Ideas (PDF) document are available online.

Israel Institute for Advanced Studies 2019-2020 Research Group proposals — External Deadline: September 1, 2017 5:00 p.m. ET

The Israel Institute for Advanced Studies (IIAS) at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, an institution with a primary mission to encourage and support collaborative academic research, is inviting scholars from Israel and abroad to submit Research Group (RG) proposals for the 2019-2020 academic year. Research proposals may be submitted by initiator(s) affiliated with any academic institution in Israel or abroad. Proposals may cover any research topic from all disciplines including interdisciplinary research, and must seek to be innovative with potential impact on their research field. RG size is flexible, ranging from 5-8 core fellows, and each RG can include postdoctoral fellows. Stipend, travel expense reimbursements and benefits are listed under Residency Terms and Conditions on pages 9 – 12 of the Guidelines to Composing Research Groups at the IIAS 2019-20. Submission of proposal is a two-step process: (1) Pre-proposal: June 1– September 1, 2017, (2) Full proposal: September 15– December 1, 2017. Pre-proposals are MANDATORY.  Materials for pre-proposal submission: Pre-proposal Submission Information [updated January 2017]. Submit a pre-proposal online HERE. Submission deadline for pre-proposal is September 1, 2017 5:00 p.m. ET.

2018 PhRMA Foundation Research Starter Grant in Informatics - $100k — External Deadline: September 1, 2017

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-, and 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, 2018, who will hold an academic appointment by that time may apply. Application deadline is September 1, 2017.

2018 John Templeton Foundation Grants - Large Grants >$217.4K, Small Grants <= $217.4K — External Deadline: August 31, 2017

The John Templeton Foundation is now accepting online funding inquiries for projects aligned with its major funding area, “Science and the Big Questions.” The program aims to support “innovative efforts to address the deepest questions facing mankind: Why are we here? How can we flourish? What are the fundamental structures of reality? What can we know about the nature and purposes of the divine?”  Funding area themes include “Fundamental Structures and Laws of Nature,” “The Nature of the Divine,” “The Nature and Potential of the Mind,” “Religion and Spirituality in Human Experience,” and “Life, Love, and Virtue.” “Large” grants are defined as requests for more than $217,400 (USD). “Small” grants are defined as requests for $217,400 (USD) or less. The Foundation invites submissions of project ideas through an Online Funding Inquiry (OFI). Applicants will be notified if a Full Proposal will be invited. Online funding inquiries are due August 31, 2017. Invited proposals for “large” grants will be due on January 31, 2018. Funding decisions will be made by June 8, 2018. Proposals for “small” grants will be due and decisions will be made on a rolling basis.

Bayer Grants4Targets:  Pharmaceuticals (€125,000) & Crop Science (€50,000) — External Deadline: August 31, 2017

Bayer is searching for ideas and innovation on novel molecular targets to develop new approaches and solutions improving both human health and modern crop protection to grow and sustain our livelihood.

Grants4Targets Pharmaceuticals: Bayer is offering grants for researchers investigating novel drug targets in the fields of the indications listed below to promote innovative therapeutic ideas from basic research into novel drugs. Grant applications can only be submitted via the online submission platform ScholarOne™.

Grants4Targets Crop Science: Bayer is offering financial and scientific support to promote the exploration of your ideas for novel molecular targets towards the development of innovative new crop protection solutions for weed, pest and disease control. Applications are to be submitted via this simple electronic submission form.

Application Deadline for both grants is August 31, 2017.

National Multiple Sclerosis Society Collaborative MS Research Centers - $750K – External Deadline: August 30, 2017 5:00 p.m. ET

The Society offers special funding for Collaborative Research Centers to help stimulate collaboration and interaction in MS research among independent investigators, strengthen the ties between basic and clinical research, and stimulate recruitment of researchers from other fields into MS research. This will serve to leverage already available research support. To be considered for funding, all projects must show relevance to the Society's research mission of stopping MS progression, restoring function and improving quality of life, and preventing MS.

To submit a proposal for research support, investigators must first register with the Society’s online portal (https://nmss.fluxx.io/) and complete a pre-application. Staff will review the pre-application to determine whether the research plan is appropriate and relevant to the Society’s goals. Download Instructions for Online Submission of Collaborative MS Research Center Award applications (.pdf). Download Policies and Procedures on Applying for Collaborative MS Research Center Award and Research Grants (.pdf).

Maximum award of $150,000/year in direct costs for a five year term (for a total of $750,000). Pre-applications are due by 5:00 p.m. ET on August 30 and full applications are due by 5:00 p.m. ET on September 6.

Russell Sage Foundation's Initiative on Computational Social Science - $150K — External Deadline: August 21, 2017 2:00 p.m. ET

The Russell Sage Foundation’s initiative on Computational Social Science (CSS) supports innovative social science research that brings new data and methods to bear on questions of interest in its core programs in Behavioral Economics; Future of Work; Race, Ethnicity and Immigration; and Social Inequality. Limited consideration will be given to questions that pertain to core methodologies, such as causal inference and innovations in data collection. Some inquiries may also be considered by RSF for joint funding, especially projects with larger scale potential that relate to behavioral economics, the economics of science and technology, regulation and industrial organization, as well as privacy, empirical methodologies, economic measurement, or administrative data curation generally. Applications must be limited to no more than a two-year period, with a maximum of $150,000 per project (including overhead). Refer to RSF’s website for application guidelines, budget guidelines and FAQs. A letter of inquiry (four pages max. excluding references, single-spaced, with standard 11 or 12-point font, and 1 inch margins) must precede a proposal to determine whether the project meets RSF’s priorities under this special initiative and available funds. All applications must be submitted through RFS’s online submission system. Questions should be addressed to James Wilson, Program Director, at programs@rsage.org. Instructions on how to apply are available here. All investigators must use the RSF budget template when submitting an invited proposal. Letters of inquiry must be received no later than August 21, 2017 2:00 p.m. ET.

Russell Sage Foundation/Carnegie Corporation Initiative on Immigration and Immigrant Integration - $150K — External Deadline: August 21, 2017 2:00 p.m. ET

The Russell Sage Foundation (RSF)/Carnegie Corporation Initiative on Immigration and Immigrant Integration seeks to support innovative research on the effects of race, citizenship, legal status and politics, political culture and public policy on outcomes for immigrants and for the native-born of different racial and ethnic groups and generations. This initiative falls under RSF’s Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration Program and represents a special area of interest within the core program, which continues to encourage proposals on a broader set of issues. Applications must be limited to no more than a two-year period, with a maximum of $150,000 per project (including overhead). Refer to RSF’s website for upcoming deadlines, application guidelines, budget guidelines and FAQs. Letters of inquiry for this initiative must be received no later than August 21, 2017. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by November 15, 2017. All applications must be submitted through RFS’s online submission system. Questions should be addressed to Aixa Cintrón-Vélez, Program Director, at programs@rsage.org. Instructions on how to apply are available here. All investigators must use the RSF budget template when submitting an invited proposal. Letters of inquiry must be received no later than August 21, 2017 2:00 p.m. ET.

2018 Beckman Young Investigator (BYI) Program - $600K — External Deadline: August 14, 2017

The 2018 Beckman Young Investigator (BYI) Program provides research support to the most promising young faculty members in the early stages of their academic careers in the chemical and life sciences, particularly to foster the invention of methods, instruments and materials that will open up new avenues of research in science. Projects are normally funded for a period of four years. Grants are in the range of $600,000 over the term of the project, contingent upon demonstrated progress after the second year of the award. 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 14, 2017.

American Gastroenterological Association (AGA)/AGA Research Foundation Grant - $100K — 2017 External Deadline: August 4

1. AGA-R. Robert & Sally Funderburg Research Award in Gastric Cancer ($100K/2 years):

The objective of this award is to support an established investigator in the field of gastric biology whose research will enhance the fundamental understanding of gastric cancer pathobiology to ultimately prevent or develop a cure for the disease. Applications that do not denote a gastric biology focus and are not responsive to this announcement will not be submitted for review. The proposed research must focus on gastric cancer research, including one of the following fields:

  • Gastric mucosal cell biology
  • Regeneration and regulation of cell growth (not as they relate to peptic ulcer disease or repair)
  • Inflammation (including Helicobacter pylori) as precancerous lesions
  • Genetics of gastric carcinoma
  • Oncogenes in gastric epithelial malignancies
  • Epidemiology of gastric cancer
  • Etiology of gastric epithelial malignancies
  • Clinical research in the diagnosis or treatment of gastric carcinoma.

Applications must be submitted through the AGA Grants Management System, accessible at http://www.gastro.org/research-funding. Select the “Apply Now” button to create an account and/or submit an application by the following deadlines:

  1. AGA-R. Robert & Sally Funderburg Research Award in Gastric Cancer: August 4, 2017

2018 Camille and Henry Dreyfus Postdoctoral Program in Environmental Chemistry - $120K — External Deadline: August 1, 2017

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. 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, 2017.

Earthwatch Institute’s Partners in Research for the Water Academy, USA & Canada - $190K —External Deadline: July 31, 2017 2:59 a.m. ET

The Earthwatch Institute is currently seeking science partners who have ongoing research related on the relationship of green infrastructure with urban sustainability and the water cycle, and who would be interested in leading the USA and Canada research effort of the global program of the Water Academy. The Institute is seeking a research project across six cities – New York City, Buffalo, Chicago, California (city TBD), Vancouver, and Toronto –that will address local needs and interests as well as deliver a robust scientific output and policy impact. All proposals must be submitted by a researcher with a PhD, who is planning to function as the project PI. Review the complete list of Research Funding and PI requirements posted on the Institute’s Apply for Research Funding page. To submit an abstract, visit: https://fs22.formsite.com/EarthwatchResearch/Abstract/index.html. The deadline for submitting an abstract is 2:59 a.m. ET on July 31, 2017.

National Multiple Sclerosis Society Research Grants - $750K – External Deadline: July 26 5:00 p.m. ET

The Society welcomes investigator-initiated applications for support of studies with high relevance to multiple sclerosis and the Society's research priorities. The Society supports fundamental as well as applied studies, non-clinical or clinical in nature, including projects in patient management, care and rehabilitation. To be considered for funding, all projects must show relevance to the Society's mission.

To submit a proposal for research support, investigators must first register with the Society’s online portal (https://nmss.fluxx.io/) and complete a pre-application. Staff will review the pre-application to determine whether the research plan is appropriate and relevant to the Society’s goals. Download Instructions for Online Submission of Research Grant Applications (.pdf). Download Policies and Procedures on Applying for Research Grants (.pdf).

Average award is approximately $150,000 - $250,000/year for three years, inclusive of 10% indirect costs. Pre-applications are due by 5:00 p.m. ET on July 26 and full applications are due by 5:00 p.m. ET on August 2.

2017 Berggruen Philosophy Prize: For Ideas that Shape the World - $1M — External Deadline: July 15, 2017 2:55 a.m. ET

The Berggruen Institute seeks to nurture new ideas that have the potential to shape a better human future and is committed to science as a source of knowledge and innovation and to philosophy as a source of critical perspective and deeper understanding of the place and role of humanity in the world. Each year, the institute offers the Berggruen Prize, a $1 million award that recognizes thinkers whose ideas have helped humanity find direction, wisdom, and improved self-understanding in a world being rapidly transformed by social, technological, political, cultural, and economic change. The Berggruen Institute believes that philosophy, broadly understood as the disciplined intellectual pursuit of wisdom, has a key role to play in making our complex reality more comprehensible and to prepare us to make wiser choices about our future. The institute welcomes nominations of thinkers whose ideas have both intellectual depth and long-term social and practical value across nations and cultures. Nominations will only be accepted through this web portal: http://philosophyandculture.berggruen.org/nominations. If you have a problem making your nomination, please write to prize@berggruen.org. The deadline to nominate is July 15, 2017 2:55 a.m. ET (July 14, 2017 11:55 p.m. PT).

National Multiple Sclerosis Society Pilot Research Grants - $44K – External Deadlines: July 12, 2017

The Society funds high-risk pilot grants to quickly test novel ideas. Funding is provided for one year to test innovative, cutting-edge ideas or untested methods, and to gather sufficient preliminary data to apply for longer-term funding. Researchers who have completed their post-doctoral training, and who are considered eligible by their institutions to apply for a research grant, are invited to apply. The Society welcomes applications for studies related to multiple sclerosis that may serve to advance its mission of stopping MS progression, restoring function and improving quality of life, and preventing MS.  

BIRD Foundation's BIRD Energy Program - $1M — External Deadline:  July 6, 2017

BIRD Energy” is the implementation of a cooperation agreement between the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) and the Israel Ministry of National Infrastructure, Energy and Water Resources (MIEW) and the BIRD Foundation. This cooperation is based on the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, which includes cooperation between the U.S. and Israel on renewable energy and energy efficiency industrial research and development. To be considered, a project proposal should include:

  • R&D cooperation between two companies or cooperation between a company and a university/research institution (one from the U.S. and one from Israel).
  • Innovation in areas such as: Solar Power, Alternative Fuels, Advanced Vehicle Technologies, Smart Grid, Water-Energy Nexus, Wind Energy or any other Renewable Energy/Energy Efficiency technology.
  • Significant commercial potential; the project outcome should lead to commercialization.

The BIRD Project Application Process and Timetable, Executive Summary of Project Proposal Template, Proposal Preparation Guidelines, CDA and other procedures and forms can be downloaded from this BIRD Procedures & Forms hyperlink. The instructions for uploading the drafts and the final documents of the Project Executive Summary and Project Proposal are available here and the completed documents can be uploaded at: https://upload.birdf.com. Executive Summaries are due by July 6, 2017.

2018 Damon Runyon-Rachleff  Innovation Award for Cancer Research – $300K — External Deadline: July 6, 2017

The Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovation Award is designed to provide support for the next generation of exceptionally creative thinkers with “high-risk/high-reward” ideas that have the potential to significantly impact our understanding of and/or approaches to the prevention, diagnosis or treatment of cancer. The Innovation Award is specifically designed to provide funding to extraordinary early career researchers who have an innovative new idea but lack sufficient preliminary data to obtain traditional funding. It is not designed to fund incremental advances. The research supported by the award must be novel, exceptionally creative and, if successful, have the strong potential for high impact in the cancer field. $150,000 per year ($300,000 total) with the opportunity for up to two additional years of funding (up to four years total for $600,000). Application deadline is July 6, 2017.

2018 Templeton Prize - £1.1M — External Deadline: July 1, 2017 11:00 p.m. ET

The Templeton Prize honors a living person who has made an exceptional contribution to affirming life’s spiritual dimension, whether through insight, discovery, or practical works. The qualities sought in a Templeton Prize nominee include creativity and innovation, rigor and impact. The judges seek, above all, a substantial record of achievement that highlights or exemplifies one of the various ways in which human beings express their yearning for spiritual progress. Consideration is given to a nominee's work as a whole, not just during the year prior to selection. Nominations are especially encouraged in the fields of:

  • Research in the human sciences, life sciences, and physical sciences
  • Scholarship in philosophy, theology, and other areas of the humanities
  • Practice, including religious leadership, the creation of organizations that edify and inspire examples of "Spiritual Progress"; and the development of new schools of thought - most specifically in the Foundation core themes presented above
  • Constructive Commentary in Journalism, and other modes of communication on matters of religion, virtue, character formation, and the flourishing of the human spirit.

These fields do not exhaust the areas in which achievement might qualify for the Templeton Prize, nor is it necessary for a nominee's work to be confined to just one field. Submissions will be accepted only through the use of the online web form and have to be completed by July 1, 2017 11:00 p.m. ET.

Woodard & Curran Foundation Track 2: 3-Year Impact Grant for Clean Water Initiatives -$100K — External Deadline July 1, 2017 11:59 p.m. ET

The Woodard & Curran Foundation, the charitable arm of integrated engineering, science, and operations company Woodard & Curran, is accepting applications from nonprofits organizations for projects focused on protecting and promoting clean water sources. The intent for the 2017 Impact Grant is to establish a partnership with an organization that shares its vision by funding an innovative project that applies or advances technology by addressing water issues (e.g. water, wastewater, stormwater, etc.) relating to climate change. During 2017, one Impact Grant will be awarded for $100,000, distributed over three consecutive years beginning in October/November 2017 ($33,000 in 2017, $33,000 in 2018, and $34,000 in 2019). Projects that use primarily international staff to benefit non-U.S. locations are not likely to be considered. Letters of Interest are accepted on a rolling basis; however, to be considered for the 2017 Impact Grant, basic project information and LOI must be submitted by July 1, 2017 11:59 p.m. ET. Basic project information must be submitted online. LOI must not exceed two pages, must be in pdf format, and must be emailed to grants@woodardcurranfoundation.org. A PDF version of the application which includes the application instructions as well as the FAQs is available for download. Selected applicants will be invited to submit a full application by September 15, 2017 11:59 p.m. ET.

BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards - €400,000 — External Deadline: June 30 7:00 p.m. ET (23:00 hours GMT)

The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards (Frontier Awards) seek to recognize and encourage world-class research and artistic creation, prizing contributions of broad impact for their originality and theoretical significance. The name of the scheme is intended to encapsulate both research work that successfully enlarges the scope of our current knowledge – pushing forward the frontiers of the known world – and the meeting and overlap of different disciplinary areas. The Frontier Awards honor fundamental disciplinary or supra-disciplinary advances in a series of basic, natural, social and technological sciences, as listed in the following paragraph. They also recognize creative activity of excellence in the classical music of our time. Finally, categories are reserved for two core concerns of early 21st century society, climate change and socioeconomic development cooperation, with awards going alternatively to outstanding research work or projects of a diverse nature that mark a significant advance in addressing these global challenges.

The 10th Edition of the Frontiers of Knowledge Awards (2017) takes in the following prize categories:

•           Basic Sciences (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics)

•           Biomedicine

•           Ecology and Conservation Biology

•           Information and Communication Technologies

•           Economics, Finance and management

•           Contemporary Music

•           Climate Change

•           Development Cooperation

Nominations shall in all cases be indirect. The same institution may nominate more than one candidate without limitation of number, but no candidate may be nominated for more than one award category. All nominations should be submitted through the website of the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards: www.fbbva.es/awards. In the event that various organizations (departments, institutes, etc.) or persons wish to put forward a nomination, they should appoint a nomination coordinator who will merge all the supporting documents and testimonials from diverse organizations or researchers into a single nomination. The nominations process will conclude on June 30 at 7:00 p.m. ET (23:00 hours GMT).

2018 HHMI Investigator Competition — External Deadline: June 27, 2017 3:00 p.m. ET

This national competition for the appointment of outstanding scientists as HHMI investigators will enable HHMI to strengthen its community of basic researchers and physician scientists who bring innovative approaches to the study of biological problems in biomedical disciplines, plant biology, evolutionary biology, biophysics, chemical biology, biomedical engineering, and computational biology. From this competition, HHMI expects to appoint up to 20 new investigators who will be among the most creative and promising in the nation. HHMI investigators are expected to demonstrate a combination of the following attributes that distinguish them from other highly competent scientists in their field:

  • They identify and pursue significant biological questions in a rigorous and deep manner
  • They push their chosen research field into new areas of inquiry, being consistently at its forefront
  • They develop new tools and methods that enable creative experimental approaches to biological questions, bringing to bear, when necessary, concepts or techniques from other disciplines
  • They forge links between basic biology and medicine
  • They demonstrate great promise of future original and innovative contributions.

Application deadline is June 27, 2017 3:00 p.m. ET.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Research in Transforming Health & Health Care Systems - $600K — External Deadline: June 23, 2017 3:00 p.m. ET

RWJF’s new Research in Transforming Health and Health Care Systems (RTHS) call for proposals (CFP) seeks to fund rigorous, empirical studies that evaluate or predict the potential effects of policies or policy changes intended to transform health and health care systems. The 2017 RTHS CFP will focus on empirical and policy–relevant analyses that can inform strategies to ensure access to high-quality, affordable health care and insurance coverage. RWJF will prioritize proposals for research that are timely and that will directly inform the policy process. Projects may be generated from disciplines including health services research, economics, sociology, program evaluation, political science, public policy, public health, public administration, law, business administration, or other related fields. Up to $600,000 will be available under this CFP. Project funding will range from $50,000 to $150,000 to accommodate studies of 6–12 months. Preference may be given to rapid-turnaround projects that can be completed within six months, although the study timeline should be appropriate for the proposed objectives. Up to six studies will be funded. Grants may not be used for basic biomedical research or conducting conferences and symposia. Applicants should preview a sample proposal, the PDF brochure, and the FAQs before submitting their proposal electronically using the Apply Online link. Deadline for receipt of full proposals is June 23, 2017 3:00 p.m. ET.

2018 L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science International Awards in the Life Sciences - €100K — External Deadline: June 16, 2017

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, Awards Laureates are recognized for their contributions to the advancement of science, in Life or Physical Sciences in alternating years. The 2018 edition of the Awards will designate five outstanding scientific researchers in the Life Sciences, working in one of each of the following regions:

- Africa & the Arab States

- Asia-Pacific

- Europe (including Israel)

- Latin America

- North America

Nominations will be accepted for work in a list of published fields within the following areas of Life Sciences:

1.   Biological Sciences

2.   Medicines and Heath Sciences

3.   Ecology and Environmental Sciences

Each of the five Laureates will receive an Award of €100,000, out of which:

- €80,000 is presented personally to the Laureate, in recognition of her commitment and contribution to the advancement of scientific research.

- €20,000 must be dedicated by the Laureate to the promotion of women in science or the promotion of science to the younger generation.  The specific means of this support may include the costs related to such activities as school conferences, mentoring, and educational outreach programs, or by a direct donation to a nonprofit association or institution dedicated to the promotion of women in science.

To be considered eligible for an Award, it is necessary to be nominated in writing by an eminent scientist. All application materials must be received by the sponsor by midnight (France GMT/UTC + 2h) on June 16, 2017. Nominations can only be submitted electronically through this online platform: http://www.forwomeninscience.com/en/awards.

2017 Simons Postdoctoral Fellowships in Marine Microbial Ecology - $246K — External Deadline: June 15, 2017 5:00 p.m. ET

The Simons Foundation invites applications for postdoctoral fellowships to support research on fundamental problems in marine microbial ecology. The foundation is particularly interested in applicants with training in different fields who want to apply their experience to understanding the role of microorganisms in shaping ocean processes and vice versa, as well as applicants with experience in modeling or theory development. While these cross-disciplinary applicants will receive particular attention, applicants already involved in ocean research are also encouraged to apply. The foundation anticipates awarding five fellowships in 2017. The award is for three years, contingent upon satisfactory annual progress reports, and will include an annual stipend of $62,000, an annual allowance of up to $10,000 for health insurance for the fellow and family and an annual research allowance of $10,000 for the fellow. All proposals must be completed electronically and submitted using forms provided at proposalCENTRAL. Application deadline is June 15, 2017 5:00 p.m. ET.

2018 Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences – up to $240k – Internal deadline: June 12, 2017

THIS IS A LIMITED SUBMISSION OPPORTUNITY.  The University invites submissions for the 2018 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 October 23, 2017, 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 7, 2013). 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 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.

SAMSUNG Global Research Outreach (GRO) - $300K — External Deadline: June 11, 2017 8:00 p.m. ET

The GRO Program seeks innovative research proposals from world leading universities to foster collaborative research relationships. 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. In 2017, proposals are sought in 26 research themes (but other themes are also welcome): (1) Intelligence & Recognition, (2) Neural Processor, (3) Next Generation Computing, (4) Mobile/Wearable Technology, (5) Metaphotonics & Photonic Sensors, (6) Cloud Computing, (7) Autonomous Driving, (8) NIR Emitting Materials, (9) New QD Materials, (10) Wireless Power Transmission & Energy Harvesting, (11) Functional Oxide, (12) AI for Analytical Science, (13) Semiconductor, (14) Augmented Reality, (15) Quantum Computer, (16) New Device & Circuit Concept, (16) New Imaging, (17) Personal Service Robots, (18) Security & Privacy, (19) Software Engineering, (20) 2D Materials & Applications, (21) High Energy Density Battery with Ultra-Safety Functions, (22) Multi-functional Optical Films and Coatings, (23) Material Informatics, (24) Ultrafast Electron Microscopy, and (26) Dielectric Materials for Next Generation Capacitor. Application deadline is June 11, 2017 8:00 p.m. ET.

Susan G. Komen FY18 Career Catalyst Research Grants for Early Career Breast Cancer Researchers - $450K — External Deadline: June 7, 2017 1:00 p.m. ET

Early Career breast cancer researchers anywhere in the world are invited to apply for the Susan G. Komen FY18 Career Catalyst Research (CCR) Grants. These Komen Training and Career Development awards seek to bridge the funding gap faced by faculty as they start their careers in breast cancer research. Grants funded by Komen provide the preparation necessary to compete for independent funding as an established and successful breast cancer researcher. CCR Grants provide unique opportunities for scientists who have held faculty positions for no more than five years by the Application due date (September 6, 2017). The goal of the FY18 CCR Grant is to support outstanding translational research focused on those breast cancers that do not currently respond well to standard of care therapies including triple negative breast cancer (TNBC), ER+ breast cancer with acquired resistance, and metastatic breast cancer of all sub‐types. Applicants/PIs must follow the Letter of Intent submission instructions, including page limitations, submission of required LOI materials, and format guidelines prescribed in the CCR Grants LOI Announcement and Instructions (PDF). LOI must be submitted online in the proposalCENTRAL system (https://proposalcentral.altum.com) by Wednesday, June 7, 2017 1:00 p.m. ET.

2018 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics, Life Science and Mathematics - $3MM — External Deadline: May 31, 2017

The Breakthrough Prize has opened the public nomination period for its 2018 prizes in Fundamental Physics, Life Sciences and Mathematics. Prizes will be awarded in early December 2017 during a live, globally televised gala awards ceremony in Silicon Valley. Nominations can be submitted online through May 31, 2017. While self-nominations are prohibited, anyone may make a nomination for another person. The nomination form and rules are available at www.breakthroughprize.org.

In addition, up to six New Horizons Prizes, each for $100,000 will be presented to promising early-career researchers in the fields of Fundamental Physics and Mathematics.

2018 Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science - $250K — External Deadline: May 31, 2017

The Franklin Institute seeks nominations for the 2018 Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science of individuals who have made significant contributions to our understanding or the development of genome editing and/or its applications. Nominations may recognize contributions including, but not limited to, the discovery/elucidation of genome editing mechanisms such as those involving CRISPR, TALENs, or zinc finger nucleases; genome editing tool development; or genome editing for basic research or applied outcomes in a variety of systems (e.g. for crop improvement or medical therapeutics). Self-nominations are accepted and nominations must clearly indicate the scientific impact of the nominee’s work, whether conceptual, technical, or integrative. The award, gold medal, and cash prize of $250,000 are presented annually to a distinguished member of the international scientific community for work in a prescribed discipline that changes each year. All nominations and supporting letters should be mailed or emailed by May 31, 2017 to the address provided at this website.  

2018 Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science - $50K — External Deadline: May 31, 2017

The Vilcek Foundation is dedicated to raising awareness of immigrant contributions to American society. The Foundation will award three prizes of $50,000 each to young foreign-born biomedical scientists who demonstrate outstanding early achievement. Eligible work may be in basic, applied, and/or translational biomedical science. Applicants must be age 38 and under as of 12/31/2017. The winners of the Creative Promise Prize in Biomedical Science will be notified by November 2017 and invited to attend the Vilcek Foundation’s annual awards ceremony in New York City, in the spring of 2018.

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.