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Young Investigator Funding Opportunities

Young Investigator Funding Opportunities

 

Following are a variety of available funding opportunities to get you started in your search for private support. We encourage you to review the Strategies & Resources for Success page for guidance as you get started.

If you would like more information about any of these opportunities, please contact us at foundationrelations@ucsd.edu. We are here as your partner during the cultivation and solicitation process and can help guide you through campus limited submissions when required.

 

Organization/Grant Opportunity Deadline
Academic Pediatric Association
Young Investigator Awards

The APA Young Investigator Award funds projects in health services research, medical education, adolescent medicine, public health, epidemiology, emergency medicine, child maltreatment, hospital medicine, developmental/behavioral pediatrics, and other general pediatric clinical research domains. Each year, at least one award will be given to investigators from underrepresented minority (URM) groups. APA Young Investigator Awardees may receive up to $10,000.

Link to Opportunity

08/29/2019
Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation
Young Investigator Awards

These grants are designed to fill the critical need for start-up funds for less experienced researchers to pursue promising research ideas. These grants encourage and cultivate the best and brightest researchers of the future and lead to long term commitments to research projects. Awards are $50,000 per year for three years.

Link to Opportunity

12/16/2019 (2020 guidelines will be available August 2019)
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
Net-Zero and Negative Emissions Technologies Grant

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has established a new, dedicated component within its Energy and Environment program focused on supporting energy and environmental science. The Foundation is currently soliciting Letters of Inquiry for innovative, collaborative academic research projects led by early- and mid-career scholars that examine net-zero interventions and negative emissions technologies in the United States. A small number of full proposals will be invited from submissions responding to this Call. Resulting grant awards are expected to range from $1-1.5 million over a 3-year period.

Link to Opportunity

2020 guidelines not yet available
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
Sensor Technologies to Monitor Energy or Environmental Systems Grant

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has established a new, dedicated component within its Energy and Environment program focused on supporting energy and environmental science. The Foundation is currently soliciting Letters of Inquiry for innovative, collaborative academic research projects led by early- and mid-career scholars that use sensor technologies to monitor and analyze energy or environmental systems at a granular level in the United States. A small number of full proposals will be invited from submissions responding to this Call. Resulting grant awards are expected to range from $1-1.5 million over a 3-year period.

Link to Opportunity

2020 guidelines not yet available
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
Sloan Research Fellowships

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. Fellowships support fundamental research by early-career faculty of outstanding promise in chemistry, physics, mathematics, computer science, economics, neuroscience or computational and evolutionary molecular biology, or in a related interdisciplinary field. Awards are $65,000 for two years.

Link to Opportunity

09/16/2019
Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy
Young Investigators Award

The Fund for Discovery awards up to $500,000 over three years to Young Investigators (tenure track assistant professors) conducting innovative exploratory research. The overall objectives of this grant are to advance cell and gene therapy into the causes, treatment and prevention of all types of cancer by promoting development of novel and innovative studies by young investigators. The emphasis of this initiative is to promote basic, and pre-clinical research approaches utilizing cells and genes as medicine.

Link to Opportunity

Ongoing (fall and spring)
American Association for Cancer Research / Oncology Charitable Foundation
Transformative Cancer Research Grants

The AACR-MPM Oncology Charitable Foundation Transformative Cancer Research Grants are an exciting new funding initiative to stimulate “high-risk, high-reward” research from early- to mid-career investigators. This novel grant mechanism is intended to promote and support creative, paradigm-shifting cancer research that might not be funded through conventional channels. It is expected that these grants will catalyze significant scientific discoveries that will advance our understanding of cancer and have a potentially transformative impact on future clinical practice.

The grants provide $400,000 over a two-year period for expenses related to the research project, which may include salary and benefits of the grant recipient and any collaborators (grant recipient/collaborator salaries limited to 25% of the total grant), postdoctoral or clinical research fellows, graduate students (including tuition costs), and research assistants, research/laboratory supplies, equipment, travel applicable to the research project, publication charges for manuscripts that pertain directly to the funded project, and other research expenses.

Link to Opportunity

2020 guidelines not yet available
American Cancer Society
Research Professor and Clinical Research Professor Awards

With a primary focus on beginning investigators, the American Cancer Society's Extramural Research Program seeks to support innovative cancer research across a wide range of disciplines to meet critically important needs in the control of cancer. Each year, the Society receives approximately 1,500 requests for support of cancer research and for training of health care professionals. All proposals are subjected to multiple levels of rigorous and independent peer review to identify the most meritorious projects for funding.

Link to Opportunity

10/15/2019
American Cancer Society
Research Scholar Grants

With a primary focus on beginning investigators, the American Cancer Society's Extramural Research Program seeks to support innovative cancer research across a wide range of disciplines to meet critically important needs in the control of cancer. Each year, the Society receives approximately 1,500 requests for support of cancer research and for training of health care professionals. All proposals are subjected to multiple levels of rigorous and independent peer review to identify the most meritorious projects for funding.

Link to Opportunity

10/15/2019
American Chemical Society, Petroleum Research Fund
Doctoral New Investigator (DNI) Grants

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

Link to Opportunity

10/18/2019
American Council of Learned Societies
Fellowships

Fellowships support research in all disciplines of the humanities and humanities-related social sciences. The ultimate goal of the project should be a major piece of scholarly work by the applicant. Awards provide up to $40,000 for assistant professor-level investigators and $50,000 for associate professor-level investigators for six to twelve months of research.

Link to Opportunity

09/25/2019
American Diabetes Association
Junior Faculty Development Award

Junior Faculty Award supports new investigators who are establishing their independence in diabetes research; applicants can have any level of faculty appointment up through assistant professor. Career Development Awards are designed to assist outstanding assistant professor level faculty investigators in conducting diabetes-related research.

Link to Opportunity

2020 guidelines not yet available
American Diabetes Association
Minority Undergraduate Internship

These awards are designed to provide a mentored diabetes research experience to undergraduate minority* students who are underrepresented in biomedical research.

*Eligible racial/ethnic groups are African American or Black, Hispanic/Spanish/Latino, American Indian/Alaskan Native, and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander.


Link to Opportunity

Ongoing
American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR)
Research Grants

The Glenn Foundation for Medical Research and AFAR provide up to $100,000 for a one- to two-year award to junior faculty (M.D.s and Ph.D.s) to conduct research that will serve as the basis for longer term research efforts on the biology of aging. These investigators study a broad range of biomedical and clinical topics related to aging.

Link to Opportunity

2020 guidelines will be available fall 2019
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Young Investigator Innovation Grants

Young Investigator Grants (up to $85,000 over two years): awarded to investigators at the level of assistant professor or lower. In addition to a maximum of $75,000 for the investigator’s research, these grants provide an additional $10,000 ($5,000 per year) for an established suicide researcher who will mentor the Young Investigator. AFSP can assist in matching mentors with mentees.

Link to Opportunity

11/15/2019
American Heart Association (AHA)
Young Investigator Research Opportunities

The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association greatly value the development of Young Investigators and Early Career Professionals and therefore, provide funded Investigator-Led Research opportunities through a limited number of Young Investigator Database Research Seed Grants using data from AHA/ASA Quality Improvement Programs, including Get With The Guidelines (GWTG).

For many professionals, these YI Grants serve as stepping stones to future opportunities in research, collaboration and scientific advancement as the YI Grant recipient will receive AHA/ASA National Level oversight as well as valuable GWTG Committee leadership and mentorship from key volunteer physicians. For the AHA/ASA, these YI Grants provide a step forward in our mission of building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

Link to Opportunity

Applications are continuously accepted and are evaluated twice per year: Feb. 28 (Spring cycle) and Sept. 30 (Fall cycle)
American Liver Foundation
Liver Scholar Award

The Liver Scholar Award provides young scientists with support for their research to bridge the gap between completion of research training and attainment of status as an independent research scientist. Well-trained investigators who hold MD, PhD or MD/PhD degrees and are pursuing a career in liver disease research are encouraged to apply. Provides researchers within the first three years of their first faculty appointment with funding of $225,000 divided over three years for research in liver physiology and disease.

Link to Opportunity

12/13/2019
American Mathematical Association
Centennial Fellowships

One-year fellowships awarded for excellence in mathematical research. The stipend is expected to be $93,000, with an additional expense allowance of about $9,300. Recipients shall have held the doctoral degree for at least three years and not more than twelve years at the inception of the award.

Link to Opportunity

Applications for the 2020-2021 year will be accepted starting 09/01/2019
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
Young Investigator Award

This research grant opportunity aims to train early career surgeons, undertaking orthopaedic sports medicine research, as principal investigators with the assistance of an experienced supervisor and/or investigative team. The opportunity is not intended assist experienced investigators complete an in-progress project. Ideally, the Young Investigator will perform the primary role in generating the hypothesis, designing the experiment, carrying out the experiment, and interpreting the results. The greater the role of the early career Principal Investigator in all areas of the project, the more favorably the grant will be considered.

Link to Opportunity

2020 guidelines not yet available
American Society for Clinical Oncology
Young Investigator Award

The Young Investigator Award (YIA) provides funding to promising investigators to encourage and promote quality research in clinical oncology. The purpose of this research grant is to fund physicians during the transition from a fellowship program to a faculty appointment.

The Young Investigator Award (YIA) is a one-year research grant totaling $50,000, paid in two increments to the awardee’s institution. The applicant must be a physician (MD, DO, or international equivalent) who is currently within the last two years of his/her final subspecialty training at an academic medical institution at the time of grant submission. Applicants should be planning an investigative career in clinical oncology.

Link to Opportunity

09/25/2019
American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Leon I. Goldberg Early Investigator Award

The Leon I. Goldberg Early Investigator Award was established in 1986 to honor a young scientist for accomplishments in the field of clinical pharmacology achieved early in his/her career. The nominee can be an academic, industrial, or regulatory scientist who has made a substantial contribution to clinical pharmacology within 10 years of the completion of an advanced degree and/or a post-doctoral fellowship or residency program. An important aspect is that the recipient will be able to deliver an engaging presentation about the impact of their research. The award is intended to foster the candidate’s potential for significant contributions to the future of clinical pharmacology. The recipient will deliver a lecture on his/her work, and will receive a plaque and a $1,000 prize. 

Link to Opportunity

Nomination Only

2020 guidelines not yet available

American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation
Research Grant for New Investigators

New scientists who have earned their latest degree in communication sciences within the last 5 years are eligible to compete for $10,000 grants to be used in pursuing research in audiology or speech-language pathology.

Link to Opportunity

2020 guidelines not yet available
Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation
Beckman Young Investigator Program

This program supports young faculty 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 over four years.

Link to Opportunity

2020 guidelines not yet available
Association for Research in Vision and Opthalmology (ARVO)
Genentech Age-related Macular Degeneration Research Fellowships

Available to newly established investigators who are age 45 or younger at the application deadline and have received their MD, PhD or equivalent degree after 2007. Two fellowships of $40,000 each will be awarded. One fellowship will be awarded in each of the following areas: basic research in the understanding of AMD, and translational AMD research focusing on therapeutics (not yet in clinical trials).

Link to Opportunity

09/01/2019
Bay Area Lyme Foundation
Emerging Leader Award

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. In 2018, we anticipate granting two of these $100,000 awards.

Link to Opportunity

2020 guidelines not yet available
Bayer Hemophilia Awards Program
Early Career Investigator Award

This award will fund salary support and research funds for a junior faculty member who wishes to undertake a mentored basic and/or clinical research project in the bleeding disorders field. Provides funding of $100,000 annually for two years.

Link to Opportunity

11/30/2019
Brain & Behavior Research Foundation
NARSAD Young Investigator Grant

The National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD) Young Investigator Grant provides support for the most promising young scientists conducting neurobiological research. Two-year awards up to $70,000, or $35,000 per year are provided to enable promising investigators to either extend research fellowship training or begin careers as independent research faculty. Basic and/or clinical investigators are supported, but research must be relevant to serious brain and behavior disorders such as schizophrenia, mood disorders, anxiety disorders or child and adolescent mental illnesses.

Link to Opportunity

2020 guidelines not yet available
Breast Cancer Alliance
Young Investigator Grant 

Limited Submission

To encourage a commitment to breast cancer research, Breast Cancer Alliance invites clinical doctors and research scientists whose primary focus is breast cancer and who are in the early stages of their careers, to apply for funding for the Young Investigator Grant. This grant is open to applicants at institutions throughout the contiguous United States. This is a two-year grant for a total of $125,000, with half the grant award being paid out each year.

Link to Opportunity

2020 guidelines not yet available

Information on Limited Submission guidelines for this opportunity will be available via InfoReady4.com when the application process is open.

Burroughs Wellcome Fund
Career Awards for Medical Scientists

Awards foster the development and productivity of physician-scientists who are early in their careers and help them make the critical transition to becoming independent investigators. Candidates must be nominated by their dean or department chair at the degree-granting institution where they will conduct the postdoctoral/fellowship training under the award. The grant provides $700,000 over five years to bridge advanced postdoctoral/fellowship training and the early years of faculty service.

Link to Opportunity

10/01/2019
Burroughs Wellcome Fund
Career Awards at the Scientific Interface

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. Candidates are expected to draw from their training in a scientific field other than biology to propose innovative approaches to answer important questions in the biological sciences.

Link to Opportunity

09/04/2019
Burroughs Wellcome Fund
Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease

Five-year awards provide $500,000 to support accomplished investigators at the assistant professor level to study pathogenesis, with a focus on the interplay between human and microbial biology, shedding light on how human and microbial systems are affected by their encounters. The awards are intended to give recipients the freedom and flexibility to pursue new avenues of inquiry and higher-risk research projects that hold potential for significantly advancing the biochemical, pharmacological, immunological, and molecular biological understanding of how microbes and the human body interact. Up to two candidates may be nominated by each university.

Link to Opportunity

11/15/2019
Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation
Teacher-Scholar Awards

Limited Submission

The Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program supports the research and teaching careers of talented young faculty in the chemical sciences. Based on institutional nominations, the program provides discretionary funding to faculty at an early stage in their careers. Criteria for selection include an independent body of scholarship attained in the early years of their appointment, and a demonstrated commitment to education, signaling the promise of continuing outstanding contributions to both research and teaching. The Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program provides an unrestricted research grant of $100,000.

Link to Opportunity

02/06/2020

Information on Limited Submission guidelines for this opportunity will be available via InfoReady4.com when the application process is open.

Children’s Tumor Foundation
Young Investigator Awards

The Children's Tumor Foundation is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by the neurofibromatoses (NF). The Young Investigator Award provides support for pre- and post-doctoral researchers pursuing careers in NF research. The YIA provides two years of salary for the Awardee (competitive with NIH standards per stage of training) and a $5,000 allowance over the life of the Award to support attendance at the Foundation’s annual NF Conference as well as other research conferences, training courses, etc. relevant to NF.

Link to Opportunity

2020 guidelines not yet available
Clinical and Translational Research Institute (CTRI)
Career Development Award

This is not a post-doctoral fellowship, but is intended for UC San Diego and CTRI partner research institution* instructors or assistant professors in any academic series as well as fellows or post docs who will have completed their training and have a faculty appointment by the time of receipt of funding. Candidates are eligible up to 5 years after completion of a post-doctoral or medical fellowship. Candidates must have a letter of support of their departmental chair to apply. Individuals who have already received a K grant, R01, or equivalent grant are not eligible. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents. Candidates from groups underrepresented in biomedical research are strongly encouraged to apply. Awardees must commit to 75% research effort, and the awardees; home departments must commit to honoring this 75% effort. In return, the CTRI will grant up to $100,000 towards salary, plus benefits. Practicing clinicians in certain procedurally-oriented fields such as surgery may be eligible to commit 50 percent research effort. Please contact ctri-education@ucsd.edu before preparing your application for more information about this exception for procedurally-oriented fields. Extensive formal and informal mentoring will be provided to awardees. Awardees are expected to develop and complete a training plan that includes relevant Clinical Research Enhancement through Supplemental Training (CREST) courses, or show equivalency.

*CTRI partner research institutions include San Diego State University, J. Craig Venter Institute, Sanford-Burnham Prebys Medical Research Institute, Salk Institute, and La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology.

Link to Opportunity

2020 guidelines not yet available
Concern Foundation
Conquer Cancer Now Award

Concern Foundation is an independent, volunteer-driven organization conceived in 1968 by a group of friends who wanted to make sure their dollars counted in the fight against cancer. With an average of 92% or greater of net proceeds going directly to research, Concern has raised more than $60 million dollars and funded over 750 cancer research scientists studying cancer, primarily in the areas of cancer genetics, cancer cell biology, and cancer immunology. By specifically targeting promising early-career scientists and providing critically needed “seed” money for innovative projects, Concern Foundation supports development of the next generation of cancer researchers and thus promotes progress in understanding cancer biology and improved approaches to cancer. Concern Foundation accepts new grant proposals every two years. It begins with submission of a Letter of Intent (LOI). After administrative and scientific review, the most promising LOIs are invited to submit a full proposal. Submitted proposal are peer-reviewed by experienced scientists and top applications are recommended to the Concern Foundation Executive Board for funding.

Link to Opportunity

09/05/2019
Conquer Cancer Foundation
Young Investigator Award

The Young Investigator Award (YIA) provides funding to promising investigators to encourage and promote quality research in clinical oncology. The purpose of this grant is to fund physicians during the transition from a fellowship program to a faculty appointment. The Young Investigator Award is a one-year grant totaling $50,000 to pay for personnel and/or research expenses, and travel to attend the Conquer Cancer Grants and Awards Ceremony at the ASCO Annual Meeting. The number of YIA grants in each funding cycle is not predetermined by Conquer Cancer. Awards are given based on individual merit and availability of funds.

Link to Opportunity

09/25/2019
Craig H. Neilson Foundation
Spinal Cord Injury and Psychosocial Research Grants

The Craig H. Neilsen Foundation was established in 2002 as a private foundation dedicated to spinal cord injury (SCI) research and quality of life programs for people living with SCI. The Neilsen Foundation offers funding for research to better understand the relationship among biological, psychological and social aspects of health and functioning in people living with SCI. Our goals are to identify and prioritize critical gaps in the field and develop more effective interventions to improve health and participation in individuals with SCI across the lifespan.

Link to Opportunity

2020 guidelines not yet available
Critical Refugee Studies Collective
Grant for Graduate Students and Faculty

The Critical Refugee Studies Collective seeks scholarly, activist and/or creative projects that focus on refugees to support and fund. The collective is especially interested in funding projects that engage communities as partners and/or involve refugee populations in California.

Link to Opportunity

2020 guidelines not yet available
Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation
Clinical Investigator Award

The Damon Runyon Clinical Investigator Award supports independent young physician-scientists conducting disease-oriented research that demonstrates a high level of innovation and creativity. The goal is to support the best young physician-scientists doing work aimed at improving the practice of cancer medicine. The awardee will receive financial support of $600,000 paid over three years, as well as assistance with certain research costs such as the purchase of equipment. The Foundation will also retire up to $100,000 of any medical school debt still owed by the awardee.

Link to Opportunity

02/03/2020
Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation
Innovation Award

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. The Stage 1 award will be for two years, $200,000 per year ($400,000 total) with the opportunity for up to two additional years of funding (up to four years total for $800,000). Stage 2 support for years three and four will be granted to those awardees who demonstrate progress on their proposed research during years one and two of the award.

Link to Opportunity

2020 guidelines not yet available
Doris Duke Foundation
Clinical Scientist Development Award

Pre-proposals are being sought from junior physician-scientist faculty conducting clinical research in any disease area. It is recommended that applicants have significant research experience and strong publication records consistent with the assistant professor rank. In keeping with the wishes expressed in Doris Duke's will, experiments that use animals or primary tissues derived from animals will not be supported by this program.

Link to Opportunity

2020 guidelines will be available fall 2019

DuPont Center for Collaborative Research and Education

The DuPont Young Professor program, which began in 1967, is designed to provide start-up assistance to promising young and untenured research faculty working in areas of interest to DuPont's long-term business. Research by the class of 2011 Young Professors centers on solar energy, biomolecular sciences, polymer science, nanotechnology, entomology, chemistry, chemical engineering, statistics, animal biology and life sciences. Each young professor will receive $75,000 in three annual grants of $25,000, or its equivalent in relevant currency. The grants may be used to obtain matching funds through the National Science Foundation or other organizations.

Professors are nominated by a member of the DuPont technical staff. The nominator serves as the liaison between the company and the faculty member. The DuPont Fellows Forum, which includes the company’s top scientists, selects the award winners each year. During the three-year award, each grant recipient is invited to present a seminar on his or her work to the DuPont research community in Wilmington, Del. The DuPont Young Professor program is administered by the DuPont Center for Collaborative Research & Education.

Link to Opportunity

Invitation Only

Contact: Philanthrophy@dupont.com

Foundation Fighting Blindness
Career Development Award

The award is for junior investigators to pursue research to find the therapies and cures for inherited retinal degenerative diseases. In general, each five-year award will be for a total of $325,000. Clinical scientists possessing an M.D., D.O., or equivalent foreign degree and who are in their first, second, or third year of a junior faculty appointment are eligible.

Link to Opportunity

2020 guidelines not yet available

Foundation for Food and Agricultural Research (FFAR)
New Innovator in Food and Agricultural Research

Limited Submission

Within the scope of the New Innovator program, investigators will have the freedom to explore new avenues of inquiry that arise during the course of their research. Therefore, FFAR is interested in the program of research to be explored and its impact as opposed to a list of very specific aims. It is expected that through this program investigators will have the ability to pursue highly creative ideas, to firmly establish their early lines of research into important food and agriculture scientific areas and provide stability in funding during their critical early career years by reducing the time spent on writing applications.

Link to Opportunity

2020 guidelines not yet available

Information on Limited Submission guidelines for this opportunity will be available via InfoReady4.com when the application process is open.

Gabrielle's Angel Foundation for Cancer Research
Medical Research Awards

Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation remains committed to funding innovative, translational proposals and to supporting promising independent early-career investigators, rather than well-established, senior scientists. Projects will be funded for a three-year period at $75,000.00 per year (contingent on the submission of acceptable annual progress reports).

Link to Opportunity

Invitation only (Submissions due in August [ongoing])

Elizabeth George Foundation
Artistic Grants

The Elizabeth George Foundation is committed to providing emerging playwrights, short story writers, poets, and unpublished novelists with one-time funding that will enable them to live and work for a period of time as a writer. Grant funds may be used for living expenses not to exceed a year, for tuition in accredited MFA programs in the United States, for travel, for research, for artistic residencies, for writers' conferences, or for other efforts designed to promote the goal of giving writers an opportunity to improve, finish, or refine their work. In addition, organizations that provide residencies or learning opportunities for fiction writers, poets, or playwrights are eligible. Non-profit organizations that provide services to increase the education, artistic expression, and literacy of at-risk youth and of youth transitioning out of foster care may also be considered for funding. $25 application fee required.

Link to Opportunity

Initial Step: Write to foundation to request brochure

Global Probiotics Council
Young Investigator Grant for Probiotics Research

The purpose of the Young Investigator Grant for Probiotics Research (YIGPRO) is to contribute to the advancement of probiotics and gastrointestinal microbiota research in the United States for human health applications. This program seeks to support the best science that addresses the grant objectives. 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.

Link to Opportunity

2020 guidelines not yet available

GRAMMY Foundation
Archiving and Preservation Grants

With funding generously provided by The Recording Academy, the GRAMMY Foundation Grant Program awards grants each year to organizations and individuals to support efforts that advance the archiving and preservation of the music and recorded sound heritage of the Americas for future generations, and research projects related to the impact of music on the human condition.

Link to Opportunity

10/15/2019

GRAMMY Foundation
Science Research Projects

With funding generously provided by The Recording Academy, the GRAMMY Foundation Grant Program awards grants each year to organizations and individuals to support efforts that advance the archiving and preservation of the music and recorded sound heritage of the Americas for future generations, and research projects related to the impact of music on the human condition.

Link to Opportunity

10/15/2019

Greenwall Foundation
Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethics

The Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program is a career development program that enables junior faculty members to carry out original research on policy and moral dilemmas at the intersection of ethics and the life sciences. To maximize Scholars' development, three years of support are provided, requiring a 50% time commitment (carefully monitored) in each of the three years.

Link to Opportunity

09/23/2019

Hartwell Foundation
Biomedical Research Fellowships

The Hartwell Foundation provides funding to US citizens for postdoctoral training in biomedical science at select, qualifying research institutions in the United States. Hartwell Fellowships offer support for two years at $50,000 direct cost per year to support scientists in the early stages of their research careers by enabling them to pursue further specialized training as part of professional career development.

Link to Opportunity

Nomination Only

Campus contact:
Lisa Marvin
lmarvin@ucsd.edu

Human Frontier Science Program
Young Investigators' Research Grants

The Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) supports innovative basic research into fundamental biological problems with emphasis placed on novel and interdisciplinary approaches that involve scientific exchanges across national and disciplinary boundaries. Supports collaborative research in the life sciences involving biologists together with scientists from other disciplines such as chemistry, physics, mathematics, computer science and engineering. Grants are awarded to teams of researchers from different countries, all of whom are within the first five years after obtaining an independent laboratory (e.g., assistant professor, lecturer, or equivalent).

Link to Opportunity

2020 guidelines not yet available

International OCD Foundation
Young Investigator/Fellow Awards

The International OCD Foundation (IOCDF) is committed to research investigating the causes and treatment of OCD and related disorders. Since the launch of the program in 1994, the IOCDF has awarded over 4.2 million dollars in research grants. The Young Investigator Awards are the IOCDF's research grants for junior investigators pursuing research in OCD and related disorders. In 2019, we will award between three and five Young Investigator Awards of up to $50,000 each. Young Investigator Awards are disbursed over the course of one year in quarterly installments. These awards are only available to graduate students and researchers with less than five years of research experience following the completion of their terminal degree. Research projects must investigate topics in the field of OCD and related disorders (OCD, including pediatric OCD; PANS/PANDAS; hoarding disorder; body dysmorphic disorder).

Link to Opportunity

2020 guidelines not yet available

International Life Sciences Institute
Future Leader Awards

The ILSI North America Future Leader Award, given annually to promising nutrition and food scientists, allows new investigators the opportunity to add to an existing project or to conduct exploratory research that might not receive funding from other sources or add to an existing project. Consideration will be given to individuals proposing research in the areas of experimental nutrition, nutrition and toxicology, and nutrition and food science. Grants extend for a period of 2 years at a funding level of $15,000 USD per year. Funds may not be used for overhead or to support the investigator's salary.

Link to Opportunity

2020 guidelines not yet available

International Society for Research in Human Milk and Lactation (ISRHML) and the Family Larsson-Rosenquist Foundation
Trainee Expansion Programme - Trainee Travel Fund

Developed by International society for Research in Human Milk and Lactation (ISRHML) and the Family Larsson-Rosenquist Foundation (FLRF), the TEP is an international early career expansion program. The TEP is for ISRHML members who are graduate students, recently graduated students, postdoctoral fellows, early career scientists, and clinicians or those who have recently completed professional training to participate in short- and long-term research-related activities in the field of human milk and lactation.

Link to Opportunity

12/01/2019

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
Career Development Award

JDRF fosters the development and productivity of the best and the brightest established independent researchers who will bridge the gap between the bench and bedside. The primary purpose of the Career Development Award is to attract qualified and promising scientists early in their faculty careers and to give them the opportunity to establish themselves in areas that reflect the JDRF research emphasis areas.

In the five-year term of the award, awardees will focus their research efforts on a subject directly related to JDRF mission goals and research priorities, and position themselves to work at the leading edge of type 1 diabetes research. The award is up to $150,000 per year, including indirect costs. These awards are designed to assist exceptionally promising investigators. Although JDRF is especially interested in fostering careers in clinical investigation, Career Development Awards may emphasize either basic or clinical topics.

Link to Opportunity

2020 guidelines not yet available

Kinship Foundation
Searle Scholars Program

Limited Submission

The program invites applications from selected universities and research institutions. Awards of $100,000 per year for three years support outstanding young scientists pursuing independent research careers in biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, immunology, neuroscience, pharmacology, and related areas in chemistry, medicine, and the biological sciences. Candidates should have begun their first appointment as an independent investigator at the assistant professor level on or after July 1 of the year prior to the application year.

Link to Opportunity

09/27/2019

Information on Limited Submission guidelines for this opportunity will be available via InfoReady4.com when the application process is open.

LUNGevity
LUNGevity Career Development Awards for Translational Research

LUNGevity's Career Development Awards for Translational Research program was created to support future research leaders who will keep the field of lung cancer research vibrant with new ideas. Applicants must be within the first five years of their faculty appointment, and a mentoring plan is part of the required submission. Career Development Awards may be for a maximum of $300,000 ($100,000 per year for 3 years).

Link to Opportunity

2020 guidelines not yet available

Lupus Foundation of America
Gary S. Gilkeson Career Development Award

The Career Development Award will provide two awards of up to $70,000 to a 2nd or 3rd year rheumatology, nephrology and dermatology fellow. One award will be granted for a study focused on pediatric research lupus research and a second award will be granted for a study focused on adult lupus research.

Link to Opportunity

2020 guidelines not yet available

Lymphoma Research Foundation
Clinical Investigator Career Development Award

The Clinical Investigator Career Development Award (CDA) provides funding to promising investigators to encourage and promote quality research in clinical oncology. The purpose of this research grant is to fund physicians during the transition from a fellowship program to a faculty appointment.

To advance this mission, the foundation is accepting applications for its 2018-21 LRF Clinical Investigator Career Development Award program, which is designed to support physician-investigators at the level of advanced fellow or junior faculty member who can contribute to the development of new lymphoma therapies and diagnostic tools. The goal of the program is to prepare physician-investigators to design and administer clinical research studies in lymphoma and assume primary responsibilities for clinical research, protocol writing, Institutional Review Board (IRB) submission, and publication. The grant provides a total of $225,000 to grantees over three years, including salary support in the amount of $70,000 per year.  
 
Link to Opportunity

09/05/2019

MAP Fund (Multi-Arts Fund)
Performing Arts Grants

The MAP Fund welcomes applications from artists, ensembles, producers and presenters of a high artistic standard, whose work in the disciplines of contemporary performance embodies a spirit of exploration and deep inquiry. MAP is particularly interested in supporting work that examines notions of cultural difference or "the other," be that in class, gender, generation, race, religion, sexual orientation or other aspects of diversity.

Open submissions to the MAP Fund are accepted in the first stage of our three-stage review process. The first stage is to register on the MAP Fund website for the Online Letter of Inquiry. This is an open call requesting written information about your project and the lead artists involved.

Link to Opportunity

11/25/2019

Mark Foundation
Emerging Leader Award

The Mark Foundation Emerging Leader Awards provide grant support to early career investigators conducting high-impact, high-risk cancer research. This award is intended to support highly promising projects for which other sources of funding are not readily available or for a separate innovative endeavor that will allow the applicant to pursue a distinct and novel research direction.

Link to Opportunity

2020 guidelines not yet available

McKnight Foundation
McKnight Scholar Award

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

Link to Opportunity

2020 guidelines not yet available

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Paul Marks Prize for Cancer Research

The Paul Marks Prize for Cancer Research recognizes a new generation of leaders in cancer research who are making significant contributions to the understanding of cancer or are improving the treatment of the disease through basic or clinical research. The prize is intended to encourage young investigators who have a unique opportunity to help shape the future of cancer research. The prize is awarded to up to three investigators every other year. Nominees are required to be age 45 or younger on the date of the submission deadline. Recipients are selected by a panel of senior investigators from leading research institutions. The winners present their work at a scientific symposium at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Each receives a medal and they share a cash award of $150,000.

Link to Opportunity

2020 guidelines not yet available

Microsoft
Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship Program

The Microsoft Research Faculty Fellowship program recognizes innovative, promising new faculty members, from a number of research institutions, whose exceptional talent for research and innovation identifies them as emerging leaders in their fields. Each fellowship award includes $200,000; Fellows also have access to Microsoft resources.

Link to Opportunity

08/15/2019

Milstein Awards
Young Investigator Award

The Milstein Young Investigator Awards are bestowed upon individuals who have made an impact on interferon and cytokine research early in their careers. International Society of Interferon and Cytokine Research (ISICR) members who attend the Annual Meeting of the ISICR and who have received a Ph.D. or M.D. within the previous 8 years are eligible. Every year up to five awards are granted to individuals who have made notable contributions to interferon and cytokine research, either in a basic or applied field. This award is provided by a generous gift of the Milstein Family.

Link to Opportunity

2020 guidelines not yet available

(Only ICIS members are eligible; Invitation only)

National Ataxia Foundation
Young Investigator Award

The Young Investigator Award encourages young clinical and scientific investigators to pursue a career in the field of ataxia research. Applicants must have attained an MD or PhD degree, and have an appointment as a junior faculty member, senior post-doc or clinical fellow. One-year Young Investigator grants of $35,000 will be awarded to encourage young investigators to pursue a career in the field of any form of Ataxia research. One-year Young Investigator-SCA grants of $50,000 will be awarded to encourage young investigators to pursue a career in the field of Spinocerebellar ataxia research.

Link to Opportunity

10/15/2019

National Kidney Foundation
Young Investigator Grant Program

Young investigators are junior faculty who have been in their position for under four years at the time the grant begins. Applicants must have an MD degree and subsequent nephrology training.

Link to Opportunity

2020 guidelines not yet available

National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Clinician Scientist Development Award

Physician scientists (scientists with MDs, versus PhDs) are vital to research involving persons with MS. The National MS Society and American Brain Foundation have joined to support training for young clinicians committed to careers in academic medicine with an emphasis on MS clinical research. The NMSS-ABF MS Clinician-Scientist Development Award supports 3 years of research training in an environment where talented young clinicians address problems in MS with the most current scientific tools.

Link to Opportunity

08/14/2019

National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Harry Weaver Neuroscience Scholar Awards

Supports candidates who have begun academic careers as independent investigators in an area of the neurosciences related to multiple sclerosis. Maximum funding is $30,000 in the first year, increasing to $40,000 by the last year of the five-year award.

Link to Opportunity

08/14/2019

National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Sylvia Lawry Physician Fellowships

With the increasing number of new therapies being developed for use in MS, there is a need for physicians trained in conducting clinical trials. To this end, the Society established the Sylvia Lawry Physician Fellowship Program, named in honor of its founder. Clinical trials to test the safety and efficacy of therapies for multiple sclerosis are highly complex and require special expertise and knowledge to monitor this highly variable disease. This program provides the individual with an MD or equivalent medical degree with up to 3 years of formal training, under the tutelage of an established investigator, in key elements associated with conducting clinical trials in MS. Residents who have or will have received training in neurology or physiatry in the United States, and who are in the PGY3 or PGY4 stage or beyond, are eligible to apply.

Link to Opportunity

08/14/2019

One Mind
Rising Star Awards

One Mind, in collaboration with Janssen Research & Development, Otsuka Pharmaceuticals, Kaiser Permanente, the Gifford Foundation, and Bettina Bryant, is offering up to 5 Rising Star Research Awards in 2019. In collaboration with Inscopix, One Mind is also offering up to 3 supplemental technology grants, each in support of one Rising Star Research Award. The goal of the Rising Star Research Awards is to recognize and fund promising, early career investigators through a competitive grants process to accelerate research on major neuropsychiatric disorders.

Link to Opportunity

2020 guidelines not yet available

Peter and Patricia Gruber Foundation
International Research Award

The Peter and Patricia Gruber International Research Award, supported by The Gruber Foundation, recognizes two young neuroscientists for outstanding research and educational pursuit in an international setting.

Recipients receive a $25,000 prize and complimentary registration, transportation (economy air or ground), and two nights hotel accommodations for the SfN annual meeting. The SfN president presents the prize at a lecture at the meeting.

Link to Opportunity

2020 guidelines not yet available

Peter and Patricia Gruber Foundation
Rosalind Franklin Young Investigator Award

In recognition of the groundbreaking contributions of Dr. Rosalind Franklin, the Rosalind Franklin Young Investigator Award for research in genetics is intended to inspire and support new generations of women in our field. The awards are made to women in the first one to three years of an independent faculty-level position whose work displays originality and scientific creativity leading to new discoveries.

The Rosalind Franklin Young Investigator Award is funded by The Gruber Foundation, and is administered by the Genetics Society of America. Every three years, two women are chosen to receive the Rosalind Franklin Award, and each awardee receives $75,000 over three years ($25,000 per year). One award funds genetics research in human and non-human mammals, and another award funds genetics research in model organisms.

Link to Opportunity

2020 guidelines not yet available

Pew Charitable Trusts
Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences

Limited Submission

The program invites one nomination from selected institutions. The Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences provides funding to young investigators of outstanding promise in science relevant to the advancement of human health. The program makes grants to selected academic institutions to support the independent research of outstanding individuals who are in their first few years of their appointment at the assistant professor level. The current grant level is $300,000; $75,000 per year for a four-year period.

Link to Opportunity

2020 guidelines not yet available

Information on Limited Submission guidelines for this opportunity will be available via InfoReady4.com when the application process is open.

Pew Charitable Trusts
Pew-Stewart Scholars for Cancer Research

Limited Submission

The Pew-Stewart Scholars for Cancer Research Program supports assistant professors of outstanding promise in science relevant to the advancement of a cure for cancer. The award provides $300,000 in flexible support—$75,000 per year for a four-year period. In line with The Stewart Trust’s mission to invest in innovative, cutting-edge cancer research that may accelerate and advance progress toward a cure for cancer, applications are invited from nominees conducting cancer research. This program is distinct from the Pew Scholars Program, and it follows a different, but parallel set of guidelines and procedures for nominating an applicant whose research is related to cancer.

Link to Opportunity

2020 guidelines not yet available

Information on Limited Submission guidelines for this opportunity will be available via InfoReady4.com when the application process is open.

Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America Foundation (PhRMA)
Research Starter Grants

Research Starter Grants support individuals in academia who do not have other substantial sources of research funding. Applicants will be judged on the scientific merit of the proposed research, and on the degree of financial need. The “starter” aspect of the program strives to assist individuals who are establishing careers as independent investigators. The program is not offered as a means to augment an ongoing research effort. Funds must be used to conduct the proposed research. This program provides a research grant of $100,000 for one year.

Link to Opportunity

09/01/2019

Princess Grace Foundation
Production Grants and Scholarships

The foundation is dedicated to identifying and assisting talent in theater, dance, and film through grants in the form of scholarships, apprenticeships, and fellowships, with the belief that cultivation and training of emerging young talent in America is a priority in ensuring sustained excellence in the arts.

Link to Opportunity

Varies by award, check individual dates on website

Prostate Cancer Foundation
Human Capital Initiative - Young Investigator Awards

The Young Investigator Awards offer career and project support for young (generally 35 and younger) proven investigators who have achieved junior faculty positions and are committing their lives to the field of prostate cancer. Award will provide $75,000 per year in duration of 3 years.
 
Link to Opportunity

2020 guidelines not yet available

Ray Thomas Edwards Foundation
Career Development Award in the Biomedical Sciences

The Ray Thomas Edwards Foundation Career Development Award in the Biomedical Sciences is intended to foster the development of biomedical researchers who are early in their careers and to help them make the critical transition to becoming independent investigators. The foundation recognizes that discovery and innovation in the biomedical sciences for the public's good depends on the training and support of the highest quality young scientists in the very best research environments. Therefore, the foundation provides funding to promising research scientists early in their careers and who are performing biomedical research initiated in San Diego County. Awards will be given in three yearly payments of $50,000 each.

Link to Opportunity

Invitation Only

Research Corporation for Science Advancement
Cottrell Scholar Awards

Awards are made to U.S. universities to further the teaching and research of faculty members in departments of astronomy, biochemistry, biophysics, chemistry, or physics. Eligibility is limited to faculty in the third year after their first tenure-track appointment. Awards are in the amount of $75,000.

Link to Opportunity

2020 guidelines not yet available

Rita Allen Foundation
Scholar Program

Limited Submission

Rita Allen Foundation Scholars have gone on to make transformative contributions to their fields of study, and have won recognition including the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, the National Medal of Science, the Wolf Prize in Medicine, and the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences. Today, Rita Allen Foundation Scholars receive up to $110,000 per year for a maximum of five years.

The Rita Allen Foundation Scholars program funds basic biomedical research in the fields of cancer, immunology and neuroscience. The Foundation also supports an award for scholars in pain research, who are selected in collaboration with the American Pain Society.

Link to Opportunity

2020 guidelines not yet available

Information on Limited Submission guidelines for this opportunity will be available via InfoReady4.com when the application process is open.

Russell Sage Foundation
Small Grants Program in Behavioral Economics

The Russell Sage Behavioral Economics Roundtable supports a small grants research program to support high quality research in behavioral economics and to encourage young investigators to enter this developing field. There are no limitations on the disciplinary background of the principal investigator, and the proposed research may address any economic topic. Interdisciplinary efforts are welcome. Appropriate projects will demonstrate explicit use of psychological concepts in the motivation of the design and the preparation of the results. This program will be administered under the auspices of the Behavioral Economics Roundtable, a group of researchers in behavioral economics formed by the Russell Sage Foundation to encourage inter-disciplinary research in behavioral economics.

Applicants must be advanced doctoral students or junior (non-tenured) faculty members who have been out of graduate school for two or fewer years. There is a $7,500 lifetime limit of support under the Behavioral Economics Program.

Link to Opportunity

08/21/2019 (ongoing)

Scleroderma Foundation
New Investigator Grant

The Scleroderma Foundation seeks applications from promising new investigators who hold faculty or equivalent positions and who wish to pursue a career in research related to systemic sclerosis. This grant supports promising research that is likely to lead to individual research project grants. Applicants may request up to $50,000 for up to three years.

Link to Opportunity

09/15/2019

Scoliosis Research Society
New Investigator Grant

This grant is specifically targeted to new investigators. The maximum award is $25,000 for up to two years. Extensive list of research focus areas can be viewed on the website.

Link to Opportunity

10/01/2019

Searle Scholars Program Scientific Advisory Board
Searle Scholars Program
Limited Submission

The Searle Scholars Program supports high risk, high reward research across a broad range of scientific disciplines. This opportunity is a limited submission award program which makes grants to selected academic and research institutions to support the independent research of outstanding early-career scientists who have recently been appointed as assistant professors on a tenure-track appointment.

Link to Opportunity

2020 guidelines not yet available

Information on Limited Submission guidelines for this opportunity will be available via InfoReady4.com when the application process is open.

Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI)
Novel Outcome Measures in ASD

Grants awarded through this request for applications are intended to develop and validate outcome measures that are suitable for use in intervention studies that target the core symptoms of autism spectrum disorder. Such measures should provide objective data with strong psychometric properties, be scalable for use in large, multisite studies, not be unduly burdensome to participants and families, and have evident clinical relevance. They would ideally capture naturalistic rather than laboratory behavior and be applicable to subjects across a wide range of ages and levels of functioning.

The maximum budget is $300,000 per year, including indirect costs, for up to three years. Higher budgets will be considered, but such budgets must be strongly justified.

Link to Opportunity

2020 guidelines not yet available

Society for Conservation Biology
David H. Smith Conservation Research Fellowship Program

The focus of fellows’ research and activities should be characterized by cutting-edge research in conservation biology; defining frontiers and leading the future of conservation biology; building coalitions of organizations and partnerships to support conservation biology; and supporting and encouraging high-potential individuals to accept risk as a component of change and leadership and thus make significant change in the world.

Fellowship benefits include a two-year annual salary of $55,000; research funds totaling $32,000 and an $8,000 travel budget; targeted professional development workshops and training events; and lifetime membership in the Society for Conservation Biology, including subscriptions to Conservation Biology and Conservation Letters.

Link to Opportunity

09/13/2019

Society for Neuroscience
Young Investigator Award

The Young Investigator Award, supported by AstraZeneca, recognizes the outstanding achievements and contributions by a young neuroscientist who has demonstrated scholarly independence. Recipients receive a $15,000 award and complimentary registration, transportation (economy air or ground), and two nights hotel accommodations for the SfN annual meeting. The SfN president presents the prize at a lecture at the meeting.

Link to Opportunity

2020 guidelines not yet available

Society of Nuclear Medicine
Pilot Research Grants in Nuclear Medicine/Molecular Imaging

Provides awards of up to $25,000 to basic and clinical scientists in the early stages of their careers in nuclear medicine/molecular imaging.

Link to Opportunity

2020 guidelines not yet available

Sontag Foundation
Distinguished Scientist Award

The Distinguished Scientist Award (DSA) seeks to provide career and research support to early career scientists who demonstrate outstanding promise for making scientific and medical breakthroughs in the field of brain cancer research. Recipients of the award are inspired individuals with projects that show potential to generate new knowledge relating to causes, cure or treatment of primary brain tumors/brain cancer. Applicants are carefully considered and selected by The Sontag Foundation and its independent Scientific Advisory Board based on the scientific merit of the proposed project, career trajectory, peer and mentor references and an onsite research facility visit. The award provides up to $600,000 in funding over a four-year period. Over that time, recipients also receive additional support from the Foundation through its vast network of scientists in the field and annual alumni conference.

Link to Opportunity

2020 guidelines not yet available

Susan G. Komen
Career Catalyst Research Grants (CCR)

CCR Grants provide unique opportunities for scientists who have held faculty positions for no more than six years at the time of full application to achieve research independence. CCR grants provide support for hypothesis-driven research projects that have significant potential to advance our understanding of breast cancer, lead to reductions in breast cancer incidence and/or mortality, and move us toward the goal of a world without breast cancer. Two types of grants are available: Basic and Translational Research and Clinical Research. Grant awards will support $450,000 combined direct and indirect costs at $150,000 per year for up to 3 years.

Link to Opportunity

2020 guidelines not yet available

The Honorable Tina Brozman Foundation for Ovarian Cancer Research (Tina's Wish)
Rising Star Grant

The Honorable Tina Brozman Foundation for Ovarian Cancer Research (Tina’s Wish) is an ovarian cancer non-profit organization dedicated to funding groundbreaking scientific research for the prevention and early detection of ovarian cancer. The goal of the Rising Star Grant is to assist and support early career researchers in the ovarian cancer field and encourage them to take risks and develop innovative projects.

Link to Opportunity

2020 guidelines not yet available

Theatre Communications Group
Program Development and Fellowships

Through grants, awards, and other program support, the group aims to strengthen, mature, and promote the professional nonprofit American theatre. Leadership University prepares professionals from all areas of the theatre for greater leadership responsibilities and long-term careers in the theatre. The program makes awards in two different areas: One-on-One grants of $75,000 plus additional support for early-career leaders and Continuing Ed grants of up to $5,000 for mid-career or veteran professionals.

Link to Opportunity

Varies by award, check individual dates on website

Thrasher Research Fund
Early Career Awards

The Fund recognizes that young investigators may find it difficult to remain in pediatric research because of a lack of funding. Therefore, the purpose of this program is to encourage the development of medical research in child health by awarding small grants to new researchers, helping them gain a foothold in this important area. The Fund makes approximately 30 awards each year. There are three funding cycles per year for Early Career Award Program grants. Awards may be up to $25,000 in direct costs.

Link to Opportunity

09/17/2019

V Foundation
Translational Cancer Research Grant

Limited Submission

The V Foundation seeks to support translational research projects within the scope of adult cancer research. Translational projects should move a novel strategy from the laboratory into a human clinical trial or use specimens from a clinical trial to develop biomarkers or mechanisms. The research should apply in some direct way to human beings within the time frame of less than 3 years. If biomarker research is undertaken, a validation set or independent clinical trial is essential. A plan for biomarker validation, if applicable, must be included in any proposal. The endpoint of the project should be the planning or initiation of a new clinical trial.

Link to Opportunity

2020 guidelines not yet available

Information on Limited Submission guidelines for this opportunity will be available via InfoReady4.com when the application process is open.

V Foundation
V Scholar Cancer Research Grant

Limited Submission

The V Scholar Award supports early tenure-track faculty by funding a range of projects from laboratory-based fundamental research through bench to bedside research. Grants support faculty early in their cancer research careers by funding projects that are either laboratory-based fundamental research or translational research. This call for applications is specifically for ANY area of adult cancer research.

Link to Opportunity

2020 guidelines not yet available

Information on Limited Submission guidelines for this opportunity will be available via InfoReady4.com when the application process is open.

Vilcek Foundation
Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science

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

Link to Opportunity

2020 guidelines not yet available

Whitehall Foundation
Grants-in-Aid

Funds researchers at the assistant professor level in the life sciences. The Foundation is currently interested in basic research in neurobiology. Research grants normally range from $30,000 to $75,000 per year.

Link to Opportunity

10/01/2019

William T. Grant Foundation
William T. Grant Scholars Program

The William T. Grant Scholars Program supports promising early-career researchers from diverse disciplines, who have demonstrated success in conducting high-quality research and are seeking to further develop and broaden their expertise. Candidates are nominated by a supporting institution and must submit five-year research plans that demonstrate creativity, intellectual rigor, and a commitment to continued professional development. Every year, four to six William T. Grant Scholars are selected and each receives $350,000 distributed over a five-year period.

Link to Opportunity

2020 guidelines not yet available

WM Keck Foundation
Limited Submission

Seeks to advance the frontiers of the life sciences by supporting basic research that is high-risk and has the potential to transform its field. Successful projects are distinctive and novel in their approach to problems, push the edge of their field or question the prevailing paradigm. Past grants have been awarded to major research universities, medical schools and independent research institutions to support pioneering biological research, including the development of promising new technologies, instrumentation or methodologies. Grants are awarded up to $1,000,000.

Link to Opportunity

2020 guidelines not yet available

Information on Limited Submission guidelines for this opportunity will be available via InfoReady4.com when the application process is open.

Campus Contact:
Jennifer Martin
jennifermartin@ucsd.edu