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For any assistance call Robi Guttman, 2152, robertg@technion.ac.il or Olga Vdov, 1745, OlgaV@trdf.technion.ac.il

The list is arranged in chronological order (dd.mm) of deadlines, first Israeli, then Foreign

 

Israeli: 

 

10.4 | BSF: Transformative Science Grants - Preliminary proposals

By Transformative Science, BSF refers to "Research driven by ideas that have potential to radically change our understanding of an important scientific concept, or lead to the creation of a new paradigm, or a new field of science. Such research is also characterized by its challenge to current understanding or by its pathways to new frontiers"… "Proposals will be evaluated first and foremost on their transformative nature, but naturally also need to exhibit scientific excellence. Remember-we seek non-conventional and high risk ideas that involve scientific breakthroughs. We are not interested in technological breakthroughs that are not associated with scientific ones".

Funding: $100,000/year for 3 years. Applications will be processed using a two tier submission process, starting with a short pre-proposal, followed by full proposals of selected applications. Up to 2 grants will be approved each year. All areas of research supported by the BSF and any combination hereof between them will be eligible for submission each year. BSF allows Transformative Science grantees to also hold a regular BSF grant, and current grantees or applicants in the regular program can submit to this program as well. Applicants will not be allowed to submit a pre-proposal to the program in consecutive years. Scientists planning to submit a proposal to this program are welcome to discuss the proposal with the BSF management by mail or phone (972-2-5828239): Dr. Yair Rotstein (yair@bsf.org.il; ext. 105) or Dr. Rachel (Heni) Haring (heni@bsf.org.il; ext 110).

http://www.bsf.org.il/BSFPublic/DefaultPage1.aspx?PageId=26&innerTextID=26

http://www.bsf.org.il/data/FormsToDownload/BSF-Transformative-Call.pdf?PageId=261&innerTextID=0

 

17.4 | US Israel Binational Agricultural Research and Development Fund (BARD): NIFA-BARD International Partnership – Water for Agriculture - LOI

The proposal should demonstrate a unified, collaborative US-Israel approach, with focus on sustaining water quantity, quality, and availability for agricultural use while maintaining environmental quality. Funding: $200K for 3 years.

http://www.bard-isus.com/local.aspx?lfid=62

 

22.4 | The Rothschild Caesarea Foundation: Long-Term Effects of the Participation of Students in Scholarship Programs Involving Social Activity

קרן רוטשילד קיסריה: ההשפעות ארוכות הטווח של השתתפות סטודנטים בתוכניות מלגות המשלבות פעילות חברתית

קול קורא למחקר שיבחן את ההשפעות של השתתפות סטודנטים בתכניות מלגות המחייבות פעילות חברתית מסוגים שונים בקהילה, על התפישות, העמדות, הנטיות ודפוסי ההתנהגות החברתית אזרחית של הסטודנטים בתקופה שלאחר הלימודים (3-10 שנים לאחר מכן). מימון: 60-100 אלף ₪ למשך שנה אחת.

http://tx.technion.ac.il/~research/The Rothschild Caesarea Foundation.pdf

 

29.4 | Water Authority: Research Grants in Water issues - Pre-proposals (IN HEBREW)

 - Application approved for the preliminary stage

Grants in amount of approx. 350,000 NIS over 3 years will be awarded in the following topics (for detailed topics see the RFP):

- Desalination and desalination technologies

- Water quality and wastewater treatment

- Water security and safety

- Hydrology of ground and runoff water

- Climate, climate changes, hydrometeorology and rain

- Economy and water use optimization

- The Kinneret lake

- Planning, management and regulation in the water sector

http://www.water.gov.il/Hebrew/ProfessionalInfoAndData/Studies/Pages/kolkore-2014.aspx

 

30.4 | Ministry of Agriculture Chief Scientist & China MOST: Agriculture Collaborative Research

Call for collaborative research proposals in the following topics:

1. Sustainable agriculture and natural resource management.

2. Development of new cultivars of wheat and field crops tolerant to stress and drought by conventional and biotechnological approaches.

3. Physiology of agricultural products in the adaptation to climate changes.

4. Dairy farming and dairy technology.

Funding: $1M for 3 years for Israeli side, $2M in total for both sides.

http://www.science.moag.gov.il/framekolkore.html

http://most.gov.cn/tztg/201401/t20140129_111752.htm

 

30.4 | MOST and China: Joint Research in Renewable Energy and Bio-Medical Engineering

Call for cooperative research in the following areas:

1. Material Science and Engineering for Clean and Renewable Energy

2. Bio-Nano Technology and Bio-Medical Engineering

Funding: $100,000 for each side over 2 year period. About 10 projects are anticipated to be funded.

http://most.gov.il/Information/Calls/Pages/Material-Science-and-Engineering.aspx

 

1.5 | BSF: Joint NSF-BSF Program in Brain Research– Pre Proposal  (Deadlines: NSF - 1.5, BSF - 7.5)

US-Israeli collaborations that bring together novel combinations of expertise towards understanding the properties of neural circuits that drive and underlie behavior and cognition. Funding: approx. $50K per yr for 2 yrs for Israeli investigator.

http://www.bsf.org.il/data/FormsToDownload/BSF-NSF_Brain_Science_Program_Call_for_Proposal.pdf

http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2014/nsf14044/nsf14044.jsp

 

1.5 | University of Haifa Press – 2014 Bahat Prize for outstanding academic manuscripts

הוצאת הספרים של אוניברסיטת חיפה: פרס בהט לשנת תשע"ד 2014 לספר העיון המקורי הטוב

הוצאת הספרים של אוניברסיטת חיפה והקרן ע"ש פרופ' יעקב בהט, מעניקים פרס מידי שנה לכתב-יד עיוני, מקורי ואיכותי, בשפה העברית אשר לא פורסם בבמות אחרות, ואשר יש בו עניין לציבור הרחב. הפרס בגובה 140 אלף ₪ יחולק בין 4 זוכים.

http://press2.haifa.ac.il/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2&Itemid=3

 

8.5 | BIRAX: Britain-Israel collaboration in Regenerative Medicine - Preliminary Proposals

The BIRAX Regenerative Medicine Initiative will fund ground-breaking research that:

1. Explores the use of stem cell technology and tissue engineering in the context of fundamental disease processes;

2. Discovers new mechanisms that might be targeted to develop novel regenerative therapies; or

3. Advances understanding of stem cell biology, using lessons learnt from developing tissues and organs, or the mechanisms underlying cell fate and the principles of cellular pluripotency for the development of stem cell-based therapies.

We want to fund research collaborations in a wide spectrum of approaches, including biological, chemical and material sciences relevant to Regenerative Medicine, and both basic and translational research.

Call for specific proposals: In addition to this general call we welcome research proposals with particular focus on cardiovascular diseases, Type-1 diabetes and neurodegenerative conditions as set out below. Proposals in these areas may receive funding - wholly or partially – from one of our partners. Applications in these areas may benefit from discussing the research priorities of our partners.

* Cardiovascular disease: The application of regenerative therapies toward the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease. We welcome research in the class of diseases that involve the heart, the blood vessels or both. Funding for this strand may come from our partner, the British Heart Foundation. See their priorities at www.bhf.org.uk

* Type 1 Diabetes: Regeneration of beta cells and the prevention of their immune-mediated destruction, maintaining the survival of extant and newly generated beta cells. Funding for this strand may come from our partner, JDRF. See their priorities at www.jdrf.org.

* Neurodegenerative conditions: 1- The role of stem cell technology in understanding fundamental neurodegenerative processes; 2- New mechanisms targeted at developing novel therapies for diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Multiple Sclerosis, and Parkinson’s Disease. Funding for this strand may come from our partners, Alzheimer’s Research UK and Parkinson’s UK. See their priorities at www.alzheimersresearchuk.org / www.parkinsons.org.uk .

Funding: £400K over 3 yrs

http://www.britishcouncil.org.il/en/programmes/science/birax/call-proposals

http://www.britishcouncil.org.il/sites/britishcouncil.il/files/birax_second_call.pdf

 

BIRAX provides also a Fellowship Scheme that supports research visits by UK and Israel researchers for up to six months to laboratories in the UK and Israel. This program is open to PhD students, Post-Docs, young researchers and others in the field of Regenerative Medicine.  Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and the next date for assessment will be in June.

http://www.britishcouncil.org.il/en/programmes/science/birax/fellowship-scheme

 

15.5 | MOST Italy-Israel: Renewable energy for sustainable living

Joint Israel Italy teams are invited to submit joint proposals. Funding: up to € 66,000 for each side over 2 yrs. About 6 projects are anticipated to be funded.

http://most.gov.il/Information/Calls/Pages/Colab_Italy.aspx

 

15.5 | MOST Italy-Israel: Joint Research in Restoring, Preserving, Valuing and Managing Cultural Heritage

Joint Israel Italy teams are invited to submit joint proposals. Funding: up to € 66,000 for each side over 2 yrs. About 6 projects are anticipated to be funded.

http://most.gov.il/Information/Calls/Pages/Colab_Italy.aspx

 

15.5 | Israeli Dairy Board: Call for proposals for research programs in dairy cattle for 2015 – Pre-proposal

מועצת החלב: קול קורא להגשת תוכניות מחקר לשנת 2015

הזמנה להגיש הצעות מחקר בתחומים הבאים:

- שיפור ריווחת בעלי חיים.

- שמירה על איכות הסביבה בדגש על הטיפול בשפכים וזבל.

- פיתוח מבני רפת המותאמים לרווחת בעלי חיים ולשמירה על הסביבה.

- ייעול ההזנה ושיפור הפוריות באמצעים תזונתיים וממשקיים.

- פיתוח כלים להתמודדות בפני מחלות זיהומיות בעדיפות לאלו המועברות ע"י פרוקי רגליים

גובה מימון לא מצויין.

http://www.halavi.org.il/info/research/main.htm

 

 

 

16.5 | Ministry of Defense / MAFA’T: Research ideas for development of new technologies for use by the military

משרד הביטחון/מפ"את: קול קורא לשנת 2014 למחקרים עבור מערכת הבטחון

הצעות לרעיונות ומחקרים שיתרמו לפיתוח אמל"ח ותשתיות טכנולוגיות עבור מערכת הביטחון. דוגמאות לתחומי עניין(לא מוגבל רק לתחומים אלה):

- תשתית טכנולוגית לטובת החייל

- טכנולוגיות מידע כולל אבטחת מידע

- ראייה ממוחשבת

- מיגון

- רובוטיקה ומערכות אוטונומיות

 -אווירודינמיקה

- חומרים

- מבנים חכמים

- טכנולוגיות קוונטים בעיקר לטובת חישה רגישה

- יישומים במדעי החיים לטובת מערכת הבטחון

- הנדסת אנוש וממשק מח-מכונה

- מערכות הספק גבוה, כולל Pulsed power

- קוגניציה

- ננוטכנולוגיה כולל ננו חומרים ומטא-חומרים

- אקוסטיקה

- אנרגיה מכוונת

- מערכות אנרגיה

- RF - פוטוניקה

- בעלי חיים

- רפואה צבאית

- פסיכולוגיה

- חומרים אנרגטיים

- חיישנים וטכנולוגיות חישה

- סימולטורים ומתקני תשתית

מימון: 200 אלף ₪ לשנה אם אפשרות הארכה לשנה אחת נוספת.

http://tx.technion.ac.il/~research/Defense_MAFAT_2014.pdf

http://tx.technion.ac.il/~research/Defense_MAFAT_2014_Suppl.docx

 

29.5 | Ministry of Infrastructure, Energy, Water: Projects in the field of Energy and Land and Oceanography 2014

משרד התשתיות, האנרגיה והמים: קול קורא למחקרים בתחום האנרגיה ומדעי האדמה והים לשנת 2014

ניתן להגיש הצעות בתחומים (פירוט נוסף בנספח ב' לקול הקורא):

- אנרגיות חלופיות, התייעלות אנרגטית ושימור אנרגיה

- מים ואנרגיה

- דלקים פוסיליים

- כרייה וחציבה

- היבטים סביבתיים הקשורים לניצול משאבי טבע

- רעידות אדמה וסיכונים סיסמיים

- מחקרים בנושאי מדיניות וכלכלת משאבים

- תחנות כוח גרעיניות

- מחקרים בשת"פ בינלאומי של המשרד

גובה מימון מירבי לא מצויין. תקופת המחקר: עד 3 שנים

http://energy.gov.il/Subjects/RAndDChiefScientist/CallForProposals/Pages/GxmsMniTender4_14.aspx

 

1.6 | PAZI Fund (Israel Atomic Energy Commission): Call for Workshops and Conferences

קרן פזי: קול קורא לסדנאות וכנסים

תמיכה בסדנאות ובכנסים בנושאים הקשורים לנושאי המחקר הממומנים על ידי הקרן במטרה להיות השלמה למחקרים, לעודד קשרי מחקר בין מדענים מהארץ ומחו"ל ולהוות פלטפורמה לדיונים מדעיים. מימון עד 100,000 .

http://www.technion.ac.il/~research/PAZI.pdf 

 

2.6 | Ministry of Environmental Protection Chief Scientist: Call for Establishment of a National Research Center for the Study of Materials, Waste, Recycling and Reclamation

 

המשרד להגנת הסביבה לשכת המדענית הראשית: קול קורא להקמת מרכז מחקר לאומי לחקר חומרים, פסולות, מחזור והשבה

נושא הגשת ההצעות כעת בדיון אצל ראשי האוניברסיטאות בשל תנאי המימון שאינם מקובלים. הצעות יוגשו רק אם תנאי המימון ישונו לשביעות רצונן של האוניברסיטאות. המעוניינים מתבקשים להתעדכן ברשות המחקר.

על מנת לצמצם את פערי הידע, לקדם את תחום המחקר ולאתר פתרונות טכנולוגיים-כלכליים עסקיים בתחומים של התייעלות ושימושים פורצי דרך בחומרי גלם בבניית מוצרים, מחזור והפקת אנרגיה, טיפול חדשני בפסולת עירונית, חקלאית ותעשייתית (להוציא פסולת תעשייתית מסוכנת, טיפול בשפכים במתקני טיפול וטיפול בבוצות(. המרכז יבצע פעילויות שונות כדלקמן: ביצוע מחקר בסיסי ויישומי, פיתוח קורסים ופעילות הוראה, ייזום כנסים, ימי עיון וסדנאות ופרסום חומרים.

המרכז יכלול לפחות 20 חוקרים, לפחות 5 מהם חוקרים חדשים מלפחות 3 מוסדות אקדמיים שונים. כל חוקר וכל מוסד יכולים להשתתף בהצעה אחת בלבד. המרכז יפעל לתקופה של 5 שנים לפחות, אך מצופה להגיש כחלק מההצעה תכנית כלכלית לקיומו העצמאי מעבר לתקופה זו. לתכנית זו יינתן משקל בבחירת ההצעה הזוכה.

מודל המימון של מרכז המחקר יהיה מודל של 1/3-2/3 כאשר מתן התמורה של המשרד יעמוד על שני שליש מסך תקציב המרכז ותקצוב המוסדות יעמוד על שליש ממנו. סך היקף מתן התמורה מאת המשרד במהלך 5 השנים הראשונות בלבד לא יעלה על סך של  40מיליון ₪, כאשר התמורה השנתית המקסימלית תעמוד על 8 מיליון ש"ח לשנה.

http://www.sviva.gov.il/subjectsenv/envinfo/pages/research-center.aspx

 

12.6 | Ministry of Defense and Heil Refuah: Medical Research Grants – Pre Proposal

משרד הביטחון וחיל הרפואה: מענקים למחקרים בתחום הרפואה הצבאית לשנת 2015 – הצעות מקדמיות

תחומי המחקר (פירוט נוסף בקישור המצורף):

- רפואה מבצעית: מניעת תמותת פצועים ברי הצלה, מניעה ומזעור פציעה קרבית

- רפואת הלוחם: מניעה, אבחון וטיפול של פציעה שאינה קרבית ושיפור המוכנות והתפקוד בלחימה באויר בים וביבשה ומצבי קיצון

- בריאות וכשירות החייל: שיפור הכשירות הפיזית והנפשית לביצוע המשימה ומניעת תחלואה ייחודית (זיהומית, תעסוקתית וסביבתית)

מימון: עד 100 אלף ₪ לשנה עם אפשרות להארכה.

http://www.refua.atal.idf.il/1638-he/Refuah.aspx

 

2.9 | ISF: Publication support in the fields of Humanities, Anthropology and Political Science

הקרן הלאומית למדע: התכנית לסיוע בתקציב הוצאה לאור של ספרים שהם פירות של מחקר בתחומים של מדעי הרוח, אנתרופולוגיה ומדע המדינה.

התכנית מיועדת לסייע בהוצאה לאור של חיבורים שהם פירות של מחקר מדעי במדעי הרוח, מחקר בינתחומי הגובל במדעי הרוח ומחקר תרבות, ניתוח שיח ותקשורת עם דגש איכותני. עבור חיבורים שאינם בתחום מדעי הרוח באופן מובהק אך כלולים בתכנית (כמתואר לעיל) יש לקבל מראש את אישור מנהלת התחום.

גובה המענק: 50% מהתקציב להוצאת ספר, עד 100% מההוצאות במקרה של תרגום / עריכה.

http://www.isf.org.il/applications_guidlines.asp

 

16.9 | US-Israel Binational Agricultural Research and Development Fund (BARD)

BARD projects, conducted cooperatively by US and Israeli scientists, cover all phases of agricultural research and development. Funding: Up to $340,000 for 3 years. One year feasibility studies are also accepted. Research areas that were identified as top priorities for the coming years:

• Increased Efficiency of Agricultural Production;

• Protection of Plants and Animals Against Biotic and Abiotic Stress;

• Agricultural Production Challenges in Increasing Marginal Conditions

• Food Quality, Safety and Security;

• Water Quality & Quantity;

• Functional Genomics and Proteomics;

• Sensors and Robotics;

• Sustainable Bio-Energy Systems;

http://www.bard-isus.com/Forms.aspx?pid=100&cid=100&fid=1&tid=1

 

1.10 | DFG: Trilateral German-Israeli-Palestinian Cooperation - Preliminary proposals

The program supports peaceful development in the Middle East (all fields). In appropriate cases it is possible for a partner from another of Israel’s neighbor countries to participate in a project, either instead of, or in addition to, the Palestinian partner. The DFG funds the project expenses for all three partners. The German funding recipient is responsible for forwarding the funds to the Israeli and Palestinian partners in accordance with the award. Funding: up to 5 years (with a 2-year initial phase). The average amount for all groups would be €150,000-€200,000 / year.

http://www.dfg.de/en/research_funding/programmes/international_cooperation/trilateral_projects/in_brief/

 

28.10 | BSF: NSF-BSF Collaborative Research in Computational Neuroscience (CRCNS)

Information from last years' call, details will be updated when current call is published

Applications must involve a computational aspect, but can also involve empirical work. Research projects must be grounded in Biology (as opposed, e.g., to studies pertaining only to artificial neural networks) and must clearly demonstrate the added value of the cooperation between the partners. The competition is open to neuroscientists and other scientists who are not classical computational neuroscientists if they are engaged in appropriate collaborations and their study is relevant to the program. Applications must be submitted jointly by an Israeli and an American scientist from a U.S. research institution to BSF, in parallel, the U.S scientist should submit (alone) an application to the NSF. Adding a scientist from a third country is not allowed. The program is managed by the NSF, but is joined also by the NIH and if awarded, the U.S. scientist will receive a grant from the NSF, or the NIH, while the Israeli scientist will receive a grant from the BSF. Funding: up to $200,000 over 3-4 years for the Israeli side.

http://www.bsf.org.il/data/FormsToDownload/BSF-NSF_Computational_Neuroscience_Program_Call_for_Proposal.pdf

http://www.bsf.org.il/ElectronicSubmission/GatewayFormsAndGuidelines.aspx

http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5147&org=IIS

 

31.12.14 | Ministry of Energy and Water: Conferences, Seminars and exhibitions

משרד האנרגיה והמים: קול קורא להצעות להשתתפות המשרד בכנסים, ימי עיון ותערוכות

המשרד מזמין בזה להציע הצעות להשתתפותו בכנסים, ימי עיון ותערוכות, בתחומים הבאים:

א. בנושאי האנרגיה בכלל ובתחום האנרגיות המתחדשות בפרט.

ב. בנושאי דלקים וביניהם בין היתר, תחליפי דלקים לתחבורה, לייצור חשמל, גפ"מ ועוד.

ג. בנושאי הגז הטבעי, ובניהם בין היתר, LNG,CNG, GTL  תעשיות מבוססות גז טבעי ועוד.

ד. בנושאי משק החשמל הרלוונטיים לעבודת המשרד.

ה. בנושאי התייעלות אנרגטית.

ו. בנושאי חיפושי נפט וגז טבעי.

ז. בנושאי מדעי הים והאדמה.

ח. כל כנס או יום עיון אחר, הקשור במישרין או בעקיפין לפעולות המשרד, ויש בעצם הסיוע לו בכדי לתרום להתפתחות וקידום התחום.

המשרד לא ישתתף כספית בכנס, יום עיון או תערוכה, בסכום העולה על 100,000 ₪, מלבד מקרים חריגים שיקבלו את אישור ועדת המכרזים של המשרד, מנימוקים מיוחדים שירשמו.

http://energy.gov.il/InformationForPublic/tenders/Pages/GxmsMniTender44_13.aspx

 

Israeli - all year round:

 

Israel Anti-Drug Authority: Research Grants

Research in medical, behavioral and other fields related to drug and Alcohol addiction.

www.antidrugs.gov.il/template/default.aspx?catid=44

 

Israel Insurance Association Research Fund: Research Grants

The Fund welcomes applications for financial support for the purpose of conducting research on insurance matters, especially on the subject of motor bodily injury insurance, and other insurance branches of importance to the public interest (i.e Earthquake and other Natural hazards risks and insurance). Funding: ask the Research Authority - 2152

Eng: www.igudbit.org.il/eng/Index.asp?CategoryID=451

Heb: www.igudbit.org.il/Index.asp?CategoryID=420

Guidelines and form: www.igudbit.org.il/_Uploads/1616keren(1).doc

 

Israel Insurance Association Research Fund: Research Grants on Natural Hazards - Earthquakes / Sinkholes

The Fund issued a call for proposal dedicated to applied research on the following:

-Possible Earthquake in Israel and its implications;

-Sinkholes in the Dead Sea region;

Funding: the call specifies approximate amount of hundreds of thousands NIS over up to 3 years.

Detailed info.

 

MOST - BMBF: German-Israeli Cooperation in Water Technology - Young Scientists Exchange Program

In order to encourage young scientists to engage themselves in the Water Technology Research Program in the framework of the German-Israeli Cooperation, BMBF and MOST have initiated a young scientists exchange program. The program is open to Israeli and German diploma/M.Sc.-students, post graduates, doctoral degree students, and post doctorates candidates who wish to spend a training period in Israel or Germany for 1-6 months. Candidates are considered “Young Scientist” if no more than 3 years have passed since receiving the PhD.

http://most.gov.il/Information/Calls/Pages/kkmadaei-hayamim.aspx

 

The Israel Securities Authority (ISA) (HA'RASHUT LE'NIAROT ERECH): Research Grants

Research grants in amount of 5,000-40,000 NIS in subjects relevant to ISA activity.  

http://www.isa.gov.il/Download/IsaFile_4100.pdf

 

Britain - Israel Research and Academic Exchange (BIRAX) Regenerative Medicine Initiative: Short Term Fellowship Scheme

Supports research visits by UK and Israel researchers for up to six months to laboratories in the UK and Israel. It is an opportunity for researchers to establish or strengthen research links and to facilitate collaboration between the home and host research groups. ‘Early’ career researchers as PhD students and Post Docs are especially encouraged to apply, but not exclusively. The fields of research to be supported in the framework include but are not restricted to:

1. Developmental biology related to regenerative medicine

2. Stem cell biology related to cell therapy

3. Development of diverse Cell Therapy approaches

4. Tissue Engineering and Biomedical Engineering

5. Use of novel gene replacement technologies for therapeutic purposes

6. Endogenous Repair – stimulating self-repair mechanisms to promote cell or tissue regeneration

Funding: £2,100 per month plus £550 travel allowance. Fellowship period ranges btw. 1-6 months.

http://www.britishcouncil.org.il/en/programmes/science/birax/fellowship-scheme

 

 

Foreign:

 

10.4 | Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF): Targeted High Need Topics in Solid Waste

Research projects that address either Leachate Management, Post-closure Care, Elevated Temperatures in Landfills, or Organics Management. Funding: From $15,000 to over $500,000, with average grant amount $160,000. Typical project durations are 2 to 3 years.

http://erefdn.org/index.php/grants/proposal

 

11.4 | Instruct: Call for proposals utilising Instruct-funded structural biology techniques

Instruct is the dynamic hub of structural biology providing an integrated infrastructure of cutting-edge technology, scientific expertise and pioneering training.  Instruct has 16 Instruct Centres around Europe and in Israel offering access to a full range of advanced technologies for obtaining structural and dynamic information on systems in various dimensions, complexity and resolution. Instruct also ensures expert support at the facility for the best research outcome. Academic students and scientists who are working in laboratories of any of the Instruct member countries (presently BE, CZ, ES, FR, DE, IL, IT, NL, PT, SE, UK) are eligible to apply for access.  Access is free and we pay your travel and consumables. Proposals should outline an integrated programme of research that requires one or more Instruct technologies to achieve the aims of the project, and which are not ordinarily available in your own institution or through national facilities.

http://www.structuralbiology.eu/support/whats-on/news/call-proposals-utilising-instruct-funded-structural-biology-techniques

 

14.4 | Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) Grants

Funding is between $50,000 and $300,000. Key research priorities:

I. Detection and interruption of all poliovirus transmission

II. Strengthening of immunization systems and withdrawal of oral polio vaccine

http://www.polioeradication.org/Research/Grantsandcollaboration.aspx

 

15.4 | CurePSP: Research Grants in Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP) and Corticobasal Degeneration (CBD)

CurePSP promotes research that helps generate an integrated picture of PSP and CBD at the molecular and cellular levels. Funding: Up to $100,000 over 3 years.  Particular interests:

Understand the role of the tau gene and other genes.

1. Understand the role of the tau gene and other genes.

2. Understand the role of tau protein processing.

3. Understand cellular energy metabolism and oxidative stress perturbations.

4. Understand environmental factors that influence the development or course of these disorders.

5. Understand the series of changes in brain cells pass as they progress from healthy neurons to dysfunctional neurons.

6. Characterize the natural history in order to develop outcome measures for clinical trials.

7. Develop animal models.

8. Develop tools for early diagnosis.

9. Develop treatments that improve the symptoms.

10. Develop interventions to arrest the progression and/or restore lost function.

http://www.psp.org/research/researchers/

 

15.4 | Cornelia de Lange Syndrome (CdLS) Foundation: Research Grants

The CdLS Foundation has a vision and researchers have the determination to find treatments to help individuals with CdLS overcome many of the challenges they face. Previous Foundation grants have supported research on a range of topics, including dental anesthesia, behavior, aging, parental stress, thrombocytopenia, cell-based studies, and animal models. Funding: $20,000 for 1 year.

http://www.cdlsusa.org/research/grants.htm

 

15.4 | Google: Faculty Research Awards program

Google’s mission: organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. The intent of the Google Research Awards is to support cutting-edge research in Computer Science, Engineering, and related fields. Funding: up to $150K for one year (most awards are in the range of $40K-$70K - support for one student for one year). Each funded project will be assigned a Google sponsor. The role of the sponsor is to support the project by discussing research directions, engaging with professors and students, and overseeing collaboration between the project team and Google. Broad research areas of interest to Google:

Economics and market algorithms

Geo/maps

Human-computer interaction

Information retrieval, extraction, and organization

Machine learning and data mining

Machine perception

Machine translation

Mobile

Natural language processing

Networking

Policy and standards

Privacy

Robotics

Security

Social networks

Software engineering

Speech

Structured data and database management

Systems (hardware and software)

http://research.google.com/university/relations/research_awards.html

 

15.4 | March of Dimes Foundation (MFD): Prematurity Research Initiative (PRI) 2015 Program - LOI

The March of Dimes seeks applications requesting grant support for projects related to cause[s] (etiology) of normal labor and preterm labor. The intent is to provide new insights into preventing preterm births; in most cases the cause (and thus potential prevention) remains elusive. Emphasis is upon proposals using technology of or encompassing contemporary technologies of genetic, molecular biology and gene-environment interactions. Especially encouraged are proposals from established investigators heretofore not involved in prematurity prevention research and wishing to enter the prematurity domain. Grants are typically awarded for 3 years.

http://www.marchofdimes.com/research/researchgrants.html

 

16.4 | Autism Speaks: Clinical Research on gastrointestinal system (GI) and Neurobehavioral Processes - LOI

This RFA seeks proposals for clinical research that will elucidate the relationship of gut-based processes to the neurobehavioral manifestations of Autism Spectrum Disorders, the potential for treatments directed at GI pathology to affect neurobehavior positively, and best clinical approaches to the evaluation of gut and other medical co-morbidity in patients presenting with new neurobehavioral concerns. Funding: Up to $500K per year for 3 years.

http://www.autismspeaks.org/science/grants-program

 

18.4 | U.S. Department of Energy: Analytical Modeling for Extreme-Scale Computing Environments

Projects that will significantly enhance our ability to predict how scientific workflows perform and to explain workflow behavior on distributed extreme-scale infrastructures built from computers, storage, instruments and multi-gigabit networks. Funding: $200K per year for 3 yrs.

http://science.energy.gov/~/media/grants/pdf/foas/2014/SC_FOA_0001088.pdf

 

22.4 | Health Effects Institute: RFA 14-2, Walter A. Rosenblith New Investigator Award - Letter of Intent

Support for creative junior investigators interested in studying the health effects of air pollution. Applicants should be at the Assistant Professor or equivalent level. Funding is provided for up to 3 years. Applicants should contact HEI to discuss their eligibility. 

http://www.healtheffects.org/funding.htm

 

22.4 | Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF): Research Fellow Awards

The MMRF is providing funding to researchers at the post doctorate/medical fellow or junior faculty levels and working under the supervision or guidance of a research sponsor in the multiple myeloma field. Proposals may request up to $75,000 for one year.

http://www.themmrf.org/research-programs/for-academic-researchers/grant-opportunities.html

 

23.4 | US Department of Transport Federal Highway Administration Exploratory Advanced Research Program

Research projects that could lead to transformational changes and revolutionary advances in highway engineering and intermodal surface transportation. Specific topics are:

- Virtual Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) Laboratory for Highway Structures

- Applications of Massive Data and Data Mining Techniques Relevant to Safety Data

- Behavioral based (or agent based) National Freight Demand Modeling

- Freight Data Development and Enhancement to Support National Freight

- Transportation Analysis, Modeling and Forecasting Practices

Funding: not specified.

Synopsis: https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=eb2b847a4349c13205a1900dc8c74b1a&tab=core&tabmode=list&=

BAA: https://www.fbo.gov/index?tab=documents&tabmode=form&subtab=core&tabid=9b9c65106a2058b91eb405b982b3b763

 

25.4 | Association for International Cancer Research, UK (AICR): Research Grants

AICR awards project grants to support fundamental and translational research into the causes, mechanisms, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of cancer. Applications that include some clinical research in a project which is mostly basic or translational may be considered. Funding: no formal upper limit, if budget more than £200,000 (over 3 years) is needed, it is recommended to contact head of science (helen.rippon@aicr.org.uk).

http://www.aicr.org.uk/applyingforagrant.stm

 

27.4 | National Marfan Foundation: Faculty Grant Program

Applications are being requested for two-year grants for basic or clinical research.  The grant program is designed to provide financial support for faculty studying any or all disciplines involved in Marfan syndrome and related disorders.  Funding:  $100K over 2 years.

http://www.marfan.org/nm-cma-faculty-grant

 

29.4 | Spencer Foundation: Education Research Major Grants - Preliminary Proposals

Funding: $50,000- $350,000 for one of the following topics:

* Data Use and Educational Improvement

* Philosophy in Educational Policy and Practice

http://www.spencer.org/content.cfm/how-to-apply-to-the-new-civics-over-50k

 

29.4 | Action on hearing loss (Royal National Institute for Deaf People (RNID)): International Project Grant

The Grant aims to generate scientific discoveries that will lead to new treatments to protect, improve or restore hearing, or to silence tinnitus.

Funding: up to £55,000/year for up to 3 years.

http://www.actiononhearingloss.org.uk/your-hearing/biomedical-research/apply-for-research-grants/our-funding-schemes.aspx

 

30.4 | March of Dimes Foundation (MDF): 2015 Research Program - LOI

Proposals should encompass basic biological processes governing differentiation and development, genetics and genomics of these processes, clinical studies, reproductive health and environmental toxicology, and social and behavioral studies concerning cognitive and behavioral risks that affect outcomes of pregnancy, the perinatal period, and subsequent child development. Applications will be directed to one of three committees whose respective foci are:

• Cell Lineage and Differentiation

• Gene Discovery and Translational Medicine

• Social and Behavioral Sciences. This involves family units and includes genes, toxicants, social determinants that adversely affect language or behavior, especially if involving premature infants or children with birth defects.

Grants are typically awarded for a 3 year period.

http://www.marchofdimes.com/research/researchgrants.html

 

30.4 | American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM): Ultrasound versus Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

A request for applications to investigate the clinical effectiveness of ultrasound versus magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for joints or soft tissue pathology using an independent gold standard, either clinical or surgical. Preference will be given to studies other than those addressing rotator cuff tears. $50,000 has been allocated for one or more grants, project should be up to 2 year long.

http://www.aium.org/grants/availableGrants.aspx

 

30.4 | TerumoBCT: Plasma Exchange Innovation Award

Applications may include, but are not limited to: efficacy, mechanism of action, safety and tolerability, quality of life and pharmacoeconomics related to plasma exchange. The novelty of an application is important. The Expression of Interest should call out the importance of the proposal and the potential impact on patient care. Funding: $100K to one recipient or smaller grants (totaling up to $100,000) to multiple recipients.

http://plasmaexchangegrant.com/award.html

 

30.4 | Swiss Bridge Award 2014: Immunotherapy in Oncology – LOI

Projects focusing on "Immunotherapy in Oncology" are eligible for funding.

Funding: up to 500K Swiss Francs

http://www.swissbridge.ch/call-for-application.html

 

1.5 | International Society for Fish Biology (FSBI): RESEARCH GRANTS

Aims to encourage, promote and support all branches of fish biology, fisheries management and fisheries science and conservation. Provides financial support for carrying out research on any topic that is relevant to the Society's objectives.

The Small Research Grant scheme is open to bids for up to £5000 per project. Total annual budget is £30,000.

The Wyn Wheeler Research Grant Fund:  For retired researchers to continue their activity in fish biology. Open to bids for up to £6000 per project. One project will be funded.

http://www.fsbi.org.uk/grants/research-grants/

 

1.5 | Wenner-Gren Foundation: Anthropological research

Post-Ph.D. Research Grants: awarded to individuals holding a Ph.D. or equivalent degree to support individual research projects. Support for basic research in anthropology without preference for any methodology, research location, or subfield. The Foundation particularly welcomes proposals that employ a comparative perspective, can generate innovative approaches or ideas, and/or integrate two or more subfields. Funding: up to $20,000.

http://www.wennergren.org/programs/post-phd-research-grants

Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowships: support the writing-up of already completed research. The fellowship is awarded to scholars in the earlier stages of their careers, when they frequently lack the time and resources to develop their research for publication.  Eligible to apply are scholars with a Ph.D. in hand for no more than ten years (from the application deadline). Funding: up to $40,000 of financial support for 1 year of continuous full-time writing.

http://www.wennergren.org/programs/hunt-postdoctoral-fellowships

 

1.5 | National Niemann-Pick Disease Foundation Edward H. Schuchman Research Fellowship

Objective: examining the biology of Acid Sphingomyelinase Deficiency (ASMD; i.e., Types A and B Niemann-Pick Disease). Preference to projects that improve understanding of the biology and pathogenesis of ASMD, projects developing new therapies for ASMD, and for identifying biomarkers to improve diagnosis and monitoring disease progression. $50,000 per annum for 2 years. Applicants must be in early career stages and currently associated with a recognized laboratory.

http://www.nnpdf.org/EdwardSchuchmanResearchFellowship.html

 

1.5 | National Niemann-Pick Disease Foundation Peter G. Pentchev Research Fellowship

Objective: examining the biology of Niemann-Pick Type C (NPC) . Preference to projects developing new therapies for NPC, and translational research projects that improve our understanding of the biology, pathogenesis and potential treatment of NPC Disease. $50,000 per annum for 2 years. Applicants must be in early career stages and currently associated with a recognized laboratory.

http://www.nnpdf.org/PeterPentchevResearchFellowship.html

 

1.5 | Crhon & Colitis Foundation of America: Senior Researc Awards -LOI

Proposal must be relevant to Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohn's disease and/or colitis ulcerative) Funding: up to $115K, up to 3 yrs.

http://www.ccfa.org/science-and-professionals/research/grants-fellowships/senior-research-awards.html

 

1.5 | NIH/Center for Drug Evaluation Research & FDA:

Dissolution Methods for Microsphere and Implant Drug Products

The purpose of this study is to investigate dissolution methods for a parenteral sustained release dosage form and to analyze their capability of detecting manufacturing differences, predicting in vivo performance, and evaluate method robustness. Funding: Total of $500,000 for 2 awards.

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-FD-14-007.html

Dissolution Methods for Semisolid Ocular Drug Products

The purpose of this study is to investigate dissolution methods for a semisolid ocular dosage form and to analyze their capability of detecting manufacturing differences, predicting in vivo performance, and evaluate method robustness. Funding: Total of $350,000 for 2 awards.

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-FD-14-008.html

 

2.5 | Progeria Research Foundation Research Grants

1. Innovator Awards: 2-year awards of up to $75,000/year to allow an investigator to embark on new lines of investigation, and to produce enough preliminary data to be competitive for longer-term funding.

2. Established Investigator Awards: 3-year awards of up to $100,000/year for senior investigators established either in the field of Progeria or a field that can be directly applied to Progeria.

3. Specialty Awards: for smaller, more technology-driven projects, e.g., sequencing, screening potential drugs, obtaining cell lines (including IPSCs,) and preparation of antibodies. Funding amounts and lengths are flexible.

http://www.progeriaresearch.org/grant_application.html

 

2.5 | Volkswagen Foundation: Experiment! – In search of bold research ideas

The initiative supports daring new research concepts in science and engineering, as well as in the life sciences including behavioural biology and experimental psychology through a fast and small grant scheme. German partner required as PI. Funding: € 100K for 1.5 years.

http://www.volkswagenstiftung.de/en/funding/challenges-for-academia-and-society/experiment.html?tx_itaofundinginitiative_itaofundinginitiativelist%5Bcontroller%5D=FundingInitiative&cHash=29d4f3d9556a5d7f02d3a438b7a91ac7

 

2.5 | US Pharmacopeial Convention Global Scholarship Student Award

The USP Global Fellowship Awards Program promotes research in areas relating to standards for medicines, foods, and dietary supplements and their use. For specific topics see "Research Priorities" in link below. Funding: up to $ 50K.

http://www.usp.org/around-world/global-fellowship-awards-program

 

6.5 | Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: Grand Challenges Explorations in global health research

One bold idea. That’s all it takes. Grand Challenges Explorations fosters innovation in global health research. The Gates Foundation has committed $100 million to encourage scientists worldwide to expand the pipeline of ideas to fight our greatest health challenges. Initial grants of $100,000 are awarded two times a year. Successful projects have the opportunity to receive a follow-on grant of up to $1 million. Explorations Round 13 Topics (http://www.grandchallenges.org/Explorations/Pages/TopicsOverview.aspx):

- New Ways of Working Together: Integrating Community-Based Interventions

- Explore New Ways to Measure Fetal and Infant Brain Development

- Innovations in Feedback & Accountability Systems for Agricultural Development   

- Inciting Healthy Behaviors: nudge, leapfrog, disrupt, reach   

- Novel Enabling Tools and Models Supporting the Development of Interventions for Severe Diarrhea and Enteric Dysfunction   

http://www.grandchallenges.org/Explorations/Pages/Introduction.aspx

 

7.5 | Society for Neuroscience (SFN(:

Young Investigator Award:
To recognize a young neuroscientist's outstanding achievements. Funding: $15,000.

Gruber International Research Award:

Recognizes two young neuroscientists for outstanding research and educational pursuit in an international settingGraduate students, postdoctoral fellows, or research associates who are U.S. citizen/permanent residents studying or working at an institution located outside the United States. Funding: $25,000.

http://www.sfn.org/awards-and-funding/individual-prizes-and-fellowships/young-scientists-achievements-and-research

 

9.5 | JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for Foreign Researchers in Japan

Opportunity for young (PhD since 2/4/08) postdoctoral researchers to conduct, under the guidance of their hosts, cooperative research with leading research groups in universities and other Japanese institutions. All fields of the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences are included under this program. Fellowships are for 12 or 24 months and must start during 1/9/14-30/11/14. Funding: a round-trip ticket, a settling-in allowance of $2,000 and monthly allowance of $3,678. Applications for this program are submitted by a host researcher in Japan who wishes to host a foreign postdoctoral fellow.

http://www.jsps.go.jp/english/e-fellow/fy2014/appli_long_2014.html

 

14.5 | Parkinson's UK: Innovation Grants

Looking for high-risk, high-reward research that could lead to exciting breakthroughs in the causes, treatment and cure of Parkinson's, tackling major scientific or technical hurdles in the field. Funding: up to £35,000, for up to 1 yr.

http://www.parkinsons.org.uk/content/innovation-grants

 

15.5 | DOD-CDMRP: Funding Opportunities for FY14 - Program Pre-Announcements

The Fiscal Year 2014 Department of Defense Appropriations Act provides research funding for the following peer reviewed programs managed by the Department of Defense office of Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP):

•Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Research Program - $7.5 million

•Autism Research Program - $6.0 million

•Bone Marrow Failure Research Program - $3.2 million

•Breast Cancer Research Program - $120.0 million

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Research Program - $3.2 million

•Gulf War Illness Research Program - $20.0 million

•Lung Cancer Research Program - $10.5 million

•Multiple Sclerosis Research Program - $5.0 million

•Neurofibromatosis Research Program - $15.0 million

•Ovarian Cancer Research Program - $20.0 million

•Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program - $25.0 million

•Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program - $200.0 million

•Peer Reviewed Orthopaedic Research Program - $30.0 million

•Prostate Cancer Research Program - $80.0 million

•Spinal Cord Injury Research Program - $30.0 million

•Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Research Program - $6.0 million

Subsequent notifications will be sent when the program announcements are released.

Detailed Pre-Announcements for each program: http://cdmrp.army.mil/pubs/press/press.shtml

Active calls: https://cdmrp.org/Program_Announcements_and_Forms

 

15.5 | Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA) - Letter of Intent

Bronya J. Keats Award for International Collaboration

FARA accepts LOIs focusing on FA research that relies on international collaboration among investigators in at least two different countries. Special consideration will be given to proposals that bring new scientists to the FA community. Funding: $200,000/year for 1 or 2 years.

Phillip Bennett and Kyle Bryant Translational Research Award

FARA accepts LOIs focusing on pre-clinical and clinical investigations that will advance treatments for FA. The specific aims must target one or more of the following:

* Identification of biomarkers for FA that will elucidate disease variability, severity, and prognosis; facilitate drug screening, and/or optimize selection of patients and clinical endpoints for clinical trials;

* Development of tools and technologies that can (a) be directly used for therapy development; (b) overcome existing obstacles to treatment and (c) be directly applied to, or adapted for, delivery of potential therapeutics;

* Pre-clinical development and testing of potential therapeutics, biologics, and devices in cells and animals;

* Clinical studies of patient outcome measures, potential interventions, or devices.

Funding: $250,000/year for 1 or 2 years.

http://www.curefa.org/types-of-grants.html#kma

 

19.5 | NIH / National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: Partnerships for Diagnostics to Address Antimicrobial Resistance of Select Bacterial Pathogens – LOI

Projects focused on development and/or production of diagnostics that will enable rapid, sensitive, specific, culture-independent detection of high-priority antimicrobial-resistant Gram-negative bacterial pathogens, including: Klebsiella pneumoniae, Acinetobacter baumannii, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Enterobacter species and extra-intestinal pathogenic Escherichia coli. Funding: up to $750,000 per year + $300,000 for equipment, up to 5 yrs.

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AI-14-019.html

 

20.5 (20.6) | NIH / National Cancer Institute (NCI): "Provocative Questions" Initiative in Cancer Research - LOI

The provocative questions initiative has assembled a list of 20 important questions from the research community to stimulate the NCI's research communities to use laboratory, clinical and population sciences in especially effective and imaginative ways to answer the questions:

Group A: Cancer Prevention and Risk

A1: How do decision making processes influence habitual behaviors, and how can that knowledge be used to design strategies that lead to adoption and maintenance of behaviors that reduce cancer risk?

A2: How does the level, type, or duration of physical activity influence cancer risk and prognosis?

A3: What biological mechanisms influence susceptibility to cancer risk factors at various stages of life?

A4: For tumors that arise from a pre-malignant field, what properties of cells in this field can be used to design strategies to inhibit the development of future tumors?

Group B: Mechanisms of Tumor Development or Recurrence

B1: Why do second, independent cancers occur at higher rates in patients who have survived a primary cancer than in a cancer-naïve population?

B2: What molecular and cellular events in the tumor microenvironment (for example, the local immune response) determine if a tumor at the earliest stages of malignant transformation is eliminated, stimulated for further development, or made indolent?

B3: What mechanisms initiate or sustain cancer cachexia, and can we target them to extend lifespan and quality of life for cancer patients?

B4: What methods can be devised to characterize the functional state of individual cells within a solid tumor?

Group C: Tumor Detection, Diagnosis, and Prognosis

C1: What properties of pre-cancerous lesions or their microenvironment predict the likelihood of progression to malignant disease?

C2: What molecular or cellular events establish tumor dormancy after treatment and what leads to recurrence?

C3: How do variations in tumor-associated immune responses among patients from distinct well-defined populations, such as various racial/ethnic or age groups, contribute to differences in cancer outcomes?

C4: What in vivo imaging methods can be developed to portray the "cytotype" of a tumor — defined as the identity, quantity, and location of each of the different cell types that make up a tumor and its microenvironment?

Group D: Cancer Therapy and Outcomes

D1: What molecular properties make some cancers curable with conventional chemotherapy?

D2: What features of standard-of-care therapies enhance or inhibit the efficacy of immunotherapy?

D3: Do tumors evolve common features that could act as new therapeutic targets when they metastasize to the same secondary site?

D4: What are the mechanistic bases for differences in cancer drug metabolism and toxicity at various stages of life?

Group E: Clinical Effectiveness

E1: What strategies optimize adoption and sustainability of guideline concordant cancer treatments in community settings?

E2: What care delivery models can be developed to transition cancer patients effectively from active therapy to end of life care?

E3: What methods and approaches induce physicians and health systems to abandon ineffective interventions or discourage adoption of unproven interventions?

E4: What are the best methods to identify and stratify subgroups of patients with particular co-morbidities who will benefit from defined cancer therapies?

Funding: RO1 - 4 years, $ amount unlimited; R21 - $275,000 over 2 years.

Key Dates: Application deadline is 20.6. Letter of Intent due 20.5 (is not mandatory, not binding, and does not enter into the applications review, yet it allows IC staff to estimate the potential review workload and plan the review).

http://provocativequestions.nci.nih.gov/

http://provocativequestions.nci.nih.gov/rfa

 

21.5 | Society for Neuroscience (SFN(:

Julius Axelrod Prize

Awarded to a scientist with distinguished achievements in the broad field of neuropharmacology (or a related area) and exemplary efforts in mentoring young scientists.

Ralph W. Gerard Prize in Neuroscience

Presented to an outstanding scientist who has made significant contributions to neuroscience throughout his or her career.

Swartz Prize for Theoretical and Computational Neuroscience

Presented to individuals who, over a period of time, have made significant contributions or advances in theoretical and computational neuroscience.

Jacob P. Waletzky Award

Presented to a scientist who has conducted research or plans to conduct research in the area of substance abuse and the brain and nervous system.

Funding (for all prizes): $25K

http://www.sfn.org/awards-and-funding/individual-prizes-and-fellowships/outstanding-research-and-career-awards

 

22.5 | Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF): (Proposal due 5.6, LOI due 2 weeks prior)

General Request for Proposals

ADDF funds drug discovery research by domestic and international investigators in academia and in biotechnology companies. ADDF seeks to fill the critical translational funding gap between basic research and later stage drug development. Funding priorities: Early identification; Prevention of AD and cognitive decline; Treatment of AD and cognitive aging.

ADDF funding programs:

* PRECLINICAL DRUG DISOCVERY: seeks to create and support innovative translational programs in academic medical centers and universities.

* PROGRAM TO ACCELERATE CLINICAL TRIALS: to increase the number of innovative drugs tested in humans for Alzheimer’s disease, related dementias and cognitive aging.

* ADDF/NIH: financial assistance for relevant NIA and NINDS grant applications that were scored but not funded AND fall within the ADDF’s current funding priorities

Repurposing Drugs for Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias

Including: phase I-II human clinical trials, animal model studies and other preclinical development work required to bring a repurposed drug (=drugs or compounds still under development for other indications) into human clinical testing for Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia.

http://www.alzdiscovery.org/research-and-grants/request-for-proposal

 

28.5 | Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research - Pre-Proposals:

* Informational Conference Calls: March 26  at 12pm US ET. MJFF will hold a 45-minute conference call to clarify and explain the goals of this funding initiative and answer applicant questions. To participate in the call and receive call-in details, please RSVP via email to conferencecalls@michaeljfox.org.

Target Validation Program Fall 2014 Review Cycle

Supports work seeking to determine if manipulating a novel biological target has impact in a PD-relevant animal model. MJFF does not have any pre-conceived preferences for particular targets, however there are recommended targets (see link). Funding: up to $250,000 over 2 years.

https://www.michaeljfox.org/research/grant-detail.php?id=16

Therapeutic Pipeline Program

The foundation seeks to stimulate development of Parkinson’s disease (PD) therapeutics with potential for fundamentally altering disease course and/or significantly improving treatment of symptoms above and beyond current standards of care. No official budget limit, applicants may request up to 2 years for preclinical development or up to 3 for clinical development. Although open to any creative therapeutic strategy, ideal applications should focus on one of the following treatment challenges:

* Protect or restore degenerating and/or dysfunctional neurons affected in PD.

* Alleviate disabling motor and non-motor symptoms of PD

* Alleviate complications of PD treatment including dyskinesias and other disabling side effects.

https://www.michaeljfox.org/research/grant-detail.php?id=9

 

30.5 | Paul G. Allen Family Foundation: Artificial Intelligence Research

Pioneering research in academic settings that is unlikely to receive funding from traditional governmental sources, focusing on three fundamental topics:  

- Machine Reading

- Diagram Interpretation

- Spatial and Temporal Reasoning

Funding: five to eight projects with total funding of $1 million to $2 million for each project, over 3 yrs.

http://www.pgafamilyfoundation.org/programs/investigators-fellows/key-initiative/adi-artificial-intelligence-rfp

 

31.5 | CHEST Foundation 2014 Grants and Awards Program

- The CHEST Foundation Clinical Research Grant in Lung Cancer - $100,000 over 2 years.

- The CHEST Foundation Clinical Research Grant in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension - $50,000 for 1 year.

- The CHEST Foundation and the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation Clinical Research Grant in Pulmonary Fibrosis - $30,000 for 1 yr

- The CHEST Foundation and Alpha-1 Foundation Clinical Research Grant in COPD and Alpha-1 Antitrypsin (AAT) Deficiency - $25,000 for 1 yr

http://www.chestnet.org/Foundation/What-We-Do/Apply-for-a-Grant#DS

 

31.5 | Baxter International: Baxter BioScience Grants

Currently interested in supporting research in the following areas:

- Immunology

- Neurology

- Hematology

- BioSurgery

- Pulmonology

 -Regenerative Medicine

Funding: up to $125K

https://www.baxterbiosciencegrants.com/biogrants/researchGrants.jspa

 

1.6 | Wenner-Gren Foundation: International Collaborative Anthropological Research Grants

Supports international research collaborations between two or more qualified scholars, where the principal investigators bring different and complementary perspectives, knowledge, and/or skills to the project. Supplemental funds are also available to provide essential training for academic research participants in the funded projects (co-applicants, students, as well as other professional colleagues). Principal Investigators must hold a doctorate or equivalent in anthropology or a related discipline. Funding: up to $30,000.  Proposals which include the optional training element can have an increased funding request up to a maximum of $35,000, of which no more than $10,000 can be for essential training purposes.

http://www.wennergren.org/programs/international-collaborative-research-grants

 

1.6 | Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics Inc.: Clinical Research Award LOI

Projects may address diagnostic or therapeutic methods related to CF or the pathophysiology of CF. Applicants must demonstrate access to a sufficient number of CF patients from CF Foundation-accredited care centers and to appropriate controls. Funding:  up to $100K/YR (plus indirect costs of 8%) for up to 3 years for single center clinical studies and up to $225K/YR (plus indirect costs of 8%) for up to 3 years for multi-center clinical studies.

May also apply for spring 1.12 LOI deadline.

http://www.cff.org/research/ForResearchers/FundingOpportunities/ClinicalResearchAwards/

 

1.6 | NIH/Center for Drug Evaluation Research & FDA:

Characterization of Critical Quality Attributes for Semisolid Topical Drug Products

The scope of this project is to characterize all measurable physical/chemical qualities of different dosage forms of semisolid topical drug products, identify appropriate methodologies for measuring each attribute, characterize formulation and manufacturing parameters, and utilize in vitro and/or in vivo measures of product performance to correlate variations in critical quality attributes with a failure mode for a drug product. Funding: estimated total of $250,000 to fund 1 award.

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-FD-14-010.html

Physiologically Based Absorption and Pharmacokinetic Modeling and Simulation for Non-gastrointestinally Absorbed Drug Products in Humans

The purpose of this project to develop physiologically based absorption and pharmacokinetic (PK) models for complex drug products, such as locally acting drug products and non-biological complex parenteral drugs. Specific objectives are detailed in "Section I Funding Opportunity Description" in link below. Funding: $200,000 per year, for up to 3 yrs.

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-FD-14-012.html

 

3.6 | Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS):  Quest For Cures (QFC) LOI

The aim of this series RFPs is to identify and develop safer, more effective treatment paradigms for patients with hematological malignancies. This initiative will identify and fund priority research areas, with support from biotech and pharmaceutical partners in order to address significant unmet medical needs. The near-term goal of this program is to advance the scientific and medical understanding of the various hematological malignances. Current topics eligible for funding are:

- Defining treatment algorithms that rely on predictive/prognostic biomarkers and molecular MRD surrogates to select standard or experimental therapies for patients with indolent lymphoid malignancies, particularly follicular NHL or early phase CLL, as well as patients with pre-malignant conditions such as MGUS, low risk MDS or MPNs (PV or ET);

- Characterizing hematopoietic events in the elderly that may predispose them to chronic pre-leukemic myeloid disorders and/or to progression from these states to frank hematologic malignancy.

Funding:  from $200,000 to $400,000 annually, for research to be completed in a period of 2 years.

Because of special requirements related to this grant, please contact Robi (x. 2152  robertg@technion) if you are considering applying.

http://www.lls.org/researchershealthcareprofessionals/academicgrants/quest_for_cures/

 

4.6 | American Chemical Society (ACS) Green Chemistry Institute (GCI): Pharmaceutical Roundtable Research Grant for Reduction of Amides

The Medicinal Chemistry group is seeking to fund a one year R&D program targeting the identification and development of alternatives to the commonly employed stoichiometric hydride-based reagents or transition-metal catalyzed silane reductions, with a focus on substrates that are widely applicable to the pharmaceutical industry. This collaborative project is intended for a student within the selected Principal Investigator's research group.  Funding: $50K for 1 yr.

https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/funding-and-awards/grants/gci.html

 

6.6 | American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) - Pfizer: JAK-IBD Research Grant

This award provides up to $100,000 per year for two years (total $200,000) to an investigator interested in studying the role of Janus kinase (JAK) pathways in the pathophysiology and immunology of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

http://www.gastro.org/aga-foundation/grants/agapfizer-jakibd-research-grant

 

15.6 | Eppendorf & Science: The International Prize for Neurobiology

The Prize is awarded annually to one young scientist for the most outstanding neurobiological research conducted by him/her during the past 3 years. Prize value: $25,000.

http://www.sciencemag.org/site/feature/data/prizes/eppendorf/

 

16.6 | Lung Cancer Research Foundation: Research Grants

Provides seed support for cutting-edge scientific research on all cancers of the lung. Funding intended to build proof of concept for researchers to apply for additional grant funding from universities and public sources. Funding: $50,000 for 1 year.

http://www.lungcancerresearchfoundation.org/our-research/current-grants/

 

20.6 | Liam's Land: Kathryn Barton Hobbs Medical Research Grant

Liam’s Land Organization awards grants to research to find the cause, treatment, or cure for lymphatic malformation (also known as cystic hygroma or lymphangioma).

Funding: up to $25K per yr.

http://www.liamsland.org/liams-land-medical-reseach-grants/

 

1.7 | Union for International Cancer Control (UICC): Yamagiwa-Yoshida Memorial International Cancer Study Grants

3 months International Fellowship; Award value of $10,000. Aims to initiate, set-up or pursue bilateral cancer research projects with collaborating investigators abroad; to receive training in advanced experimental research methods and techniques; and to exploit complementary skills and material.

Eligible are Individuals with: scientific or medical qualifications and a minimum of two years postdoctoral experience; actively engaged in cancer research; and have recent publications in the international peer-reviewed literature.

http://www.uicc.org/programmes/geti/our-activities/study-grants

 

1.7 | NATO: Science for Peace and Security Programme (SPS)

The program supports collaborative projects in the areas of Defense Against Terrorism or Countering Other Threats to Security, with scientists from NATO countries*. Funding: up to €400,000 over 3 years. The program key Priorities:

1) Security challenges: (a) Counter-Terrorism (b) Energy Security (c) Cyber Defence (d) Defence against CBRN Agents (e) Environmental Security

2) Enhance support for NATO-led operations and missions: (a) Provision of civilian support through SPS Key Priorities (b) Provision of access to information through internet connectivity as in the SILK-Afghanistan Programme (c) Cultural and social aspects in military operations and missions (d) Enhancing cooperation with other international actors.

3) Enhance awareness on security developments: (a) Security-related Advanced Technology (b) Border and Port Security (c) Mine and Unexploded Ordnance Detection and Clearance (d) Human and Social Aspects of Security related to NATO’s strategic objectives.

Any project related clearly linked to a threat to security not otherwise defined in these priorities may also be considered.

* NATO countries: Albania, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, UK and US.

The full list of topics:  http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natolive/85291.htm

http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natolive/87260.htm

 

2.7 | National MS Society (NMSS): Pilot Research

Support for short-term research in areas where preliminary data are scant or nonexistent. Designated to support unique or novel ideas with the potential to open significant new areas of research on multiple sclerosis. Projects that are simply extensions of on-going research or that already have ample supporting data will not be considered. Funding: $40,000 for 1 year.

http://www.nationalmssociety.org/For-Professionals/Researchers/Society-Funding/Pilot-Research-Grants

 

15.7 | CurePSP: Research Grants in Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP) and Corticobasal Degeneration (CBD)

CurePSP promotes research that helps generate an integrated picture of PSP and CBD at the molecular and cellular levels. Funding: Up to $100,000 over 3 years.  Particular interests:

Understand the role of the tau gene and other genes.

1. Understand the role of the tau gene and other genes.

2. Understand the role of tau protein processing.

3. Understand cellular energy metabolism and oxidative stress perturbations.

4. Understand environmental factors that influence the development or course of these disorders.

5. Understand the series of changes in brain cells pass as they progress from healthy neurons to dysfunctional neurons.

6. Characterize the natural history in order to develop outcome measures for clinical trials.

7. Develop animal models.

8. Develop tools for early diagnosis.

9. Develop treatments that improve the symptoms.

10. Develop interventions to arrest the progression and/or restore lost function.

http://www.psp.org/research/researchers/

 

15.7 | AO Foundation: AO Start-up grants

Grant proposals should be highly innovative and focused on the AO Foundation’s general area of interest, 'The healing of musculoskeletal tissues', and its investigation of the understanding of normal healing, disturbed healing, implant technology (including bone/implant interface, scaffolds) and IT solutions to enhance clinical techniques. Eligible: Young investigators who are within five years of the completion of his/her terminal degree (eg MD, DVM, PhD, etc.) or within five years of initiation of his/her first assistant professor position at an academic institution or Experienced researchers submitting novel high-risk projects. Funding: max CHF60,000 (~$66K) for one year projects; CHF90,000 (~$100K) for 1.5 year projects.

https://www.aofoundation.org/Structure/research/research-funding/Pages/Start-up-grants.aspx

 

15.7 | National Ataxia Foundation: Research Grant - Letter of intent

One-year seed money grants of up to $15,000 but promising proposals up to a maximum of $30,000 will be considered for early or pilot phases of studies and ongoing investigations. Letter of Intent is half to one-page abstract.

http://www.ataxia.org/research/ataxia-research-grants.aspx

 

15.7 | EFSD and Novartis: European Research Programme in Microvascular Complications of Diabetes

Acceleration of European basic and clinical research focusing on microvascular complications of diabetes. Hypothesis driven basic and clinical intervention projects (projects not involving clinical trials).  Funding: up to Euro 100,000.  Approval by October 2014.

http://www.europeandiabetesfoundation.org/index.php/ct-menu-item-5/9-general-pages/216-efsd-novartis

 

30.7 | U.S Department of Health and Human Services- BARDA: Advanced Development of Medical Countermeasures for Pandemic Influenza

To promote innovations in technologies that may assist to advance medical countermeasures research and development, research and development of tools, devices, and technologies, and research to promote strategic initiatives, such as rapid diagnostics, broad spectrum antimicrobials, and vaccine manufacturing technologies. This program will support advanced development activities to mature candidate products and to better address considerations of the challenging lifecycle requirements of these products before and during a pandemic (e.g. shelf life, storage, distribution, and dispensing). Additional focus will be placed on medical countermeasures and devices suitable for use in at-risk populations. Development Areas of Interest:

1. Personal Protective Equipment (Masks and Respirators) for Influenza Infection & All-Hazards

2. Full-Featured Continuous Ventilators for Influenza Infection and All-Hazards

3. Clinical Influenza Test Systems and Diagnostic Tools

4. Influenza Therapeutics

5. Influenza Vaccines

6. Influenza Vaccine Manufacturing Improvement

Multiple awards of various values will be granted, total funds allocated for the program are up to $300M. Deadlines for submission of White Papers are: 30/10/13, 31/1/14, 30/4/14, 30/7/14.

https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=2a07976de196772ee806e82d899bf38c&tab=core&_cview=1

 

31.7 | Ernst Abbe Fund: Otto Schott Research Award in glass and glass-ceramic sciences

The Otto Schott Research Award recognizes excellent researchers for their scientific and technological achievements in basic research and applications in the fields of glass and glass-ceramic sciences in the areas of optics and electronics, solar power, health, and lifestyle. The sum of € 25,000, has been allocated to the award.

http://www.otto-schott-research-award.de/

 

31.7 | Cutaneous Lymphoma Foundation (CLF): 2014 CLARIONS Award Program

The CLF’s RAP seeks to fund innovative research in all areas of cutaneous lymphomas with particular interest in:

• Etiology and risk factors of cutaneous lymphomas.

• Measures of disease impact on individuals and populations affected by cutaneous lymphomas.

• Translating discoveries into diagnostic and therapeutic advances in cutaneous lymphomas.

• Optimizing therapies for cutaneous lymphomas.

• Improving quality of life for individuals with cutaneous lymphomas

Funding: $25K for 1 yr.

http://www.clfoundation.org/research/research-awards-program

 

1.8 | National Ataxia Foundation: Young Investigator Awards - Letter of Intent

 - Young Investigator (YI) Award: one-year grant of $35,000 to encourage young investigators to pursue a career in the field of any form of ataxia research.

 - Young Investigator (YI-SCA) Award for SCA Research: 3 one-year grants of $50,000 will be awarded to encourage young investigators to pursue a career in pinocerebellar ataxia (SCA) research.

For both programs, candidates must have attained an MD or PhD degree, and have an appointment as a junior faculty member, senior post-doc or clinical fellow. Individuals at the Associate Professor level are not eligible. Clinicians must have finished their residency no more than five years prior to applying. PhDs must be no more than five years from end of the completion of their post-doc training.

http://www.ataxia.org/research/ataxia-research-grants.aspx

 

1.8 | Russell Sage Foundation: Project Awards in Basic Social Science - letter of inquiry

The Foundation supports basic social science research within the "announced programs" (see below). The major awards range between $35K - $200K.

- Behavioral Economics –insights of psychology into the study of economic behavior, with a particular focus on improving consumer financial decision making.

- Cultural Contact – the effects of cultural difference on the ways in which different groups in the population understand and interact with one another, with particular attention to the response of U.S. economic, social, political, and other institutions to increasing diversity in the U.S. population.

- Future of Work – examining the causes and consequences of the declining quality of jobs for less- and moderately-educated workers in the U.S. economy and 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 American workers.

- Immigration – examines social, economic, political, and community changes in the context of contemporary immigration and the role of race, nativity and legal status on the prospects for integration of immigrants and their children.

- Social Inequality – research on whether rising economic inequality has affected social, political, and economic institutions in the U.S., and the extent to which increased inequality has affected equality of opportunity, social mobility, and the intergenerational transmission of advantage.

http://www.russellsage.org/how-to-apply

http://www.russellsage.org/rsf-research-programs

 

1.8 | Guggenheim Foundation: Violence Research

Proposals from any of the natural and social sciences and the humanities that increase understanding of the causes, manifestations, and control of violence, aggression, and dominance. HFG ordinarily makes awards in the range of $15,000-$40,000/year for one or two years.

http://www.hfg.org/rg/guidelines.htm

 

6.8 | National MS Society (NMSS): Research Grants

Studies related to multiple sclerosis that may serve in preventing, treating and curing MS and improving quality of life. NMSS supports fundamental as well as applied studies, non-clinical or clinical in nature, including projects in patient management, care and rehabilitation. Before submitting a proposal, investigators must consult the Research & Clinical Programs Department by phone or email to determine whether the research plan is appropriate and relevant to our goals. NMSS supports studies for terms of 1-5 years

http://www.nationalmssociety.org/ms-clinical-care-network/researchers/get-funding/research-grants/index.aspx

 

15.8 | Hirshberg Foundation For Pancreatic Cancer Research: Seed Grant in Pancreatic Cancer

The grant is intended: To provide start-up funding for basic scientists and clinicians who intend to test innovative ideas for improving diagnosis and to develop new treatment modalities for pancreatic cancer;   To obtain preliminary data required for additional funding from other agencies for pancreatic cancer research;   To impact on the understanding of pancreatic cancer cell biology, biochemistry, physiology, morphology and response to therapy;   To establish collaborations within the field for mutual projects that can be considered for further funding.   The first PI has to be affiliated to a US institution but funds may be requested also for non-US partner.   Funding: $50,000 for one year. Programs can be extended for one more year upon a competitive renewal/ progress report.

http://www.pancreatic.org/site/c.htJYJ8MPIwE/b.891985/k.3234/Seed_Grants.htm

 

15.8 | National Ataxia Foundation:

Pioneer SCA Translational Research Award- Letter of Intent

This award focuses on research investigations that will facilitate the development of treatments for the Spinocerebellar Ataxias (SCAs).  Funding: $100K for one year.

Research Post-Doc Fellowship Award - Letter of Intent

One-year grant up to $35,000. Applicants should have completed at least one year of post-doctoral training, but not more than two at the time of application, and should have shown a commitment to research in the field of ataxia.

http://www.ataxia.org/research/ataxia-research-grants.aspx

 

22.8 | Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF): (Proposal due 5.9, LOI due 2 weeks prior)

General Request for Proposals

ADDF funds drug discovery research by domestic and international investigators in academia and in biotechnology companies. ADDF seeks to fill the critical translational funding gap between basic research and later stage drug development. Funding priorities: Early identification; Prevention of AD and cognitive decline; Treatment of AD and cognitive aging.

ADDF funding programs:

* PRECLINICAL DRUG DISOCVERY: seeks to create and support innovative translational programs in academic medical centers and universities.

* PROGRAM TO ACCELERATE CLINICAL TRIALS: to increase the number of innovative drugs tested in humans for Alzheimer’s disease, related dementias and cognitive aging.

* ADDF/NIH: financial assistance for relevant NIA and NINDS grant applications that were scored but not funded AND fall within the ADDF’s current funding priorities

http://www.alzdiscovery.org/research-and-grants/request-for-proposal

 

31.8 | International Team for Implantology: Research Programs

Funding for Implantology preclinical and clinical research in implant dentistry and related fields. Two types of grants:

Small Grant: for young clinicians who have been working within established groups and wish to expand their scope and level of responsibility. It is also intended for newer investigators who want to establish a track record in implant dentistry. This may be by pursuing their own research interests or by building up their own research group. Funding: up to $49,500.
Clinical or Laboratory Research Grant: for experienced researchers or research groups that have established a reputation for credibility and thoroughness in the field as demonstrated by a continuous publication record in internationally recognized, peer-reviewed journals. Funding: up to $198,000.

http://www.iti.org/?a=1&t=0&y=3001&r=0&n=265&i=&c=25&v=page&o=&s

 

31.8 | FSH Society: the molecular genetics and cause of Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy - Letter of Intent

Regular Grants: The FSH Society offers basic research grants, research fellowships and postdoctoral fellowships to support research relevant to understanding the molecular genetics and cause of Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy (FSHD). Areas of interest include tissue, cell and molecular biology studies of FSHD and the development of animal models for FSHD. Proposals are sought for research that involves isolation and characterization of the causative gene(s) and understanding of the genetic, neuromuscular and developmental mechanisms of the disease. Further, there is interest in the development of gene therapy and other therapeutic programs that may arise from that understanding. Funding: $30,000-$45,000 per year for up to 2 years. The grants are considered "seed money."

Senior Researcher Fellowship: Support will be given for research projects that contribute to identifying and understanding the basic defect of FSHD. Funding: $30,000-$50,000 for 1 year with a renewal possibility for up to 3 years.

http://www.fshsociety.org/pages/resGOverview.html

 

31.8 | Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals: Bayer HealthCare Grants4Targets Initiative

Bayer HealthCare allocates grants for the exploration of attractive, novel drug targets in the fields of:

*Oncology: focus on anti-proliferative, survival signaling, transcription and chromatin modulation, cell cycle regulation, tumor metabolism, hypoxia, immunotherapy and antibody-drug conjugates;

*Gynecology: focus on novel treatment options for endometriosis (incl. adenomyosis uteri/endometriosis interna) and uterine fibroids (uterine leiomyoma);

*Cardiology: focus on novel approaches to the care of chronic and/or acute pulmonary hypertension, atrial fibrillation, heart failure, acute coronary syndrome, ischemic stroke, peripheral arterial occlusive disease, acute lung injury/adult respiratory distress syndrome, cardiorenal syndrome and chronic kidney diseases; and,

*Hematology: focus on hemophilia, anemia and thrombocytopenia.

We look forward to hearing about your innovative ideas!

Support Grants (€5,000-€10,000) to further advance research on targets that are at a very early stage of discovery; IP rights remain with the applicant.

Focus Grants (€10,000-€125,000) for more mature ideas, e.g. to address specific aspects of a target as a first step towards transferring it to the drug discovery process; IP rights remain with the applicant.

In addition to the financial grants, Bayer may support your further work on the target of interest (if selected) by providing expertise, tools and/or investigations in the areas of: antibodies, small molecule tool compounds, biobank samples, and technologies.

http://www.grants4targets.com/scripts/pages/en/index.php

 

31.8 | Baxter International: Baxter BioScience Grants

Currently interested in supporting research in the following areas:

- Immunology

- Neurology

- Hematology

- BioSurgery

- Pulmonology

 -Regenerative Medicine

Funding: up to $125K

https://www.baxterbiosciencegrants.com/biogrants/researchGrants.jspa

 

1.9 | Wings for Life Spinal Cord Research Foundation (WFL): Projects in Spinal Cord Research - Executive Summaries

WFL promotes basic and clinical research related to spinal cord injury. Projects may address all aspects of spinal cord lesions, nerve regeneration, trophic support of lesioned neurons, and functional changes induced by lesions - preferentially in mammals. Proposals should have a view to translation from the laboratory to the clinical setting and have the potential to provide real benefits to human patients. Clinical research projects can be situated in the fields of diagnosis, acute lesion management including surgery, neurology, urology, rehabilitation, and other areas related to paraplegia.

A) Individual Grants: this grant is intended only to cover the salary of the applicant: for established investigators, post-docs, PhDs and technicians (15,000 - 42,000 euro/year).

B) Project Research Grants: intended to sustain a full research project. Funds cover personnel, equipment, animal costs, consumables, etc. (70,000 euro/year).

C) Translational studies: translational studies of promising concepts aiming to foster the translational process. A relevant clinical endpoint is envisaged.

D) Early stage clinical trials: early stage clinical trials (including diagnostic and interventional trials).

Scientists intending to apply for funding schemes of section C or D are requested to contact Wings for Life beforehand for detailed funding options, given a flexible funding format.

http://www.wingsforlife.com/en/latest/grant-application-479/

 

1.9 | European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF): Application for Beam Time

ESRF beamlines are designed for research in diverse areas as: engineering, physics, chemistry, crystallography, earth science, biology and medicine, surface and materials science, and are characterized by specific techniques of investigation. Beamlines of similar techniques or activities have been grouped together to form 10 Review Committees.

http://www.esrf.eu/UsersAndScience/UserGuide/Applying

Long-Term projects provide beamtime during up to six successive scheduling periods (three years). Application deadline for Long-Term Proposal is 15.1.2014.

http://www.esrf.eu/UsersAndScience/UserGuide/Applying/LongTermProjects

 

10.9 | Parkinson's UK: Innovation Grants

Looking for high-risk, high-reward research that could lead to exciting breakthroughs in the causes, treatment and cure of Parkinson's, tackling major scientific or technical hurdles in the field. Funding: up to £35,000, for up to 1 yr.

http://www.parkinsons.org.uk/content/innovation-grants

 

15.9 | Scleroderma Foundation:  Established Investigator Award

This award seeks applications from promising established investigators both inside and outside the field of scleroderma research who wish to propose pilot studies to obtain preliminary data dealing with a highly innovative and/or highly relevant theme related to the disease. This grant will support pilot research that is likely to lead to more substantial unlimited research project grants from federal or non-federal sources.  Funding: up to $150K for up to 3 years.

http://www.scleroderma.org/site/PageServer?pagename=prof_research_types

 

1.10 | NATO: Science for Peace and Security Programme (SPS)

The program supports collaborative projects in the areas of Defense Against Terrorism or Countering Other Threats to Security, with scientists from NATO countries*. Funding: up to €400,000 over 3 years. The program key Priorities:

1) Security challenges: (a) Counter-Terrorism (b) Energy Security (c) Cyber Defence (d) Defence against CBRN Agents (e) Environmental Security

2) Enhance support for NATO-led operations and missions: (a) Provision of civilian support through SPS Key Priorities (b) Provision of access to information through internet connectivity as in the SILK-Afghanistan Programme (c) Cultural and social aspects in military operations and missions (d) Enhancing cooperation with other international actors.

3) Enhance awareness on security developments: (a) Security-related Advanced Technology (b) Border and Port Security (c) Mine and Unexploded Ordnance Detection and Clearance (d) Human and Social Aspects of Security related to NATO’s strategic objectives.

Any project related clearly linked to a threat to security not otherwise defined in these priorities may also be considered.

* NATO countries: Albania, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, UK and US.

The full list of topics:  http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natolive/85291.htm

http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natolive/87260.htm

 

1.10 | John Templeton Foundation: Core Funding Areas (Online Funding Inquiry Form)

** Science & the Big Questions:

- Mathematical & Physical Sciences: Foundational questions in mathematics or that seek a deeper understanding of the nature of reality within the realm of physics, cosmology, astronomy, chemistry, or other physical sciences. Projects that are unlikely to be supported by conventional funding sources are especially encouraged.

- Life Sciences: Projects investigating the evolution and fundamental nature of life, human life, and mind, especially as they relate to issues of meaning and purpose. Projects are welcome from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, including the biological sciences, neuroscience, archeology, and paleontology.

- Human Sciences: Projects that apply the tools of anthropology, sociology, political science, and psychology to the various moral and spiritual concepts as altruism, creativity, free will, generosity, gratitude, intellect, love, prayer, and purpose.

- Philosophy & Theology: Projects that attempt to develop new philosophical and theological insights, especially (but not only) in relation to advances in scientific understanding.

- Science in Dialogue: Projects that bring one or more scientific disciplines into a mutually enriching discussion with theology and/or philosophy, whether for a scholarly audience or the public at large.

** Character Development: The Foundation supports a broad range of programs, publications, and studies focused on character development, from childhood through young adulthood and beyond.  These qualities include awe, creativity, curiosity, diligence, entrepreneurialism, forgiveness, future-mindedness, generosity, gratitude, honesty, humility, joy, love, purpose, reliability, and thrift. We remain open to other possibilities, especially projects that deal with the crucial relationship between culture and behavior.

** Freedom & Free Enterprise: The Foundation supports a range of programs intended to liberate the initiative of individuals and nations and to establish the necessary conditions for the success of profit-making enterprise.

** Exceptional Cognitive Talent & Genius: The Foundation has made a strong commitment to identifying and nurturing young people who demonstrate exceptional talent in mathematics and science. In the US, we have supported accelerated learning and studies relative to students capable of working well beyond their grade level. Internationally, the Foundation has sponsored academic training and competitions for students who show extraordinary potential but whose talents might not otherwise be developed, especially because of their economic circumstances or insufficient educational support.

Funding term: typically ranges from a few months to up to three years.

Grant Amounts in 2012 (http://www.templeton.org/what-we-fund/grant-search/results/taxonomy%3A1570):  - 6 grants: less than $200K; - 11 grants: $200K - $1 Million;

- 8 grants: greater than $1 Million.

www.templeton.org/what-we-fund/core-funding-areas

 

1.10 | National MS Society (NMSS): Pilot Research

Support for short-term research in areas where preliminary data are scant or nonexistent. Designated to support unique or novel ideas with the potential to open significant new areas of research on multiple sclerosis. Projects that are simply extensions of on-going research or that already have ample supporting data will not be considered. Funding: $40,000 for 1 year.

http://www.nationalmssociety.org/For-Professionals/Researchers/Society-Funding/Pilot-Research-Grants

 

15.10 | International Team for Implantology: André Schroeder Research Prize

For new findings in implant dentistry, oral tissue regeneration and related fields

Funding: 20,000 Swiss Francs (~$22,000)

http://www.iti.org/?a=1&t=0&y=3001&r=0&n=160&i=&c=25&v=page&o=&s=

 

 

15.10 | ALS Therapy Alliance (ATA) Grant Funding

ATA is accepting applications from investigators for ALS research projects. Grants ranging from $100,000 to $1 million over one to three years will be awarded to projects — including but not limited to basic, clinical, and translational research and clinical trials — related to a better understanding of or treatments for ALS.

http://alstherapyalliance.org/index.php/research/grant-submission-process.html

 

15.10 | CurePSP: Research Grants in Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP) and Corticobasal Degeneration (CBD)

CurePSP promotes research that helps generate an integrated picture of PSP and CBD at the molecular and cellular levels. Funding: Up to $100,000 over 3 years.  Particular interests:

Understand the role of the tau gene and other genes.

1. Understand the role of the tau gene and other genes.

2. Understand the role of tau protein processing.

3. Understand cellular energy metabolism and oxidative stress perturbations.

4. Understand environmental factors that influence the development or course of these disorders.

5. Understand the series of changes in brain cells pass as they progress from healthy neurons to dysfunctional neurons.

6. Characterize the natural history in order to develop outcome measures for clinical trials.

7. Develop animal models.

8. Develop tools for early diagnosis.

9. Develop treatments that improve the symptoms.

10. Develop interventions to arrest the progression and/or restore lost function.

http://www.psp.org/research/researchers/

 

15.10 | Google: Faculty Research Awards program

Google’s mission: organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. The intent of the Google Research Awards is to support cutting-edge research in Computer Science, Engineering, and related fields. Funding: up to $150K for one year (most awards are in the range of $40K-$70K - support for one student for one year). Each funded project will be assigned a Google sponsor. The role of the sponsor is to support the project by discussing research directions, engaging with professors and students, and overseeing collaboration between the project team and Google. Broad research areas of interest to Google:

Economics and market algorithms

Geo/maps

Human-computer interaction

Information retrieval, extraction, and organization

Machine learning and data mining

Machine perception

Machine translation

Mobile

Natural language processing

Networking

Policy and standards

Privacy

Robotics

Security

Social networks

Software engineering

Speech

Structured data and database management

Systems (hardware and software)

http://research.google.com/university/relations/research_awards.html

 

1.11 | Wenner-Gren Foundation: Anthropological research

Post-Ph.D. Research Grants: awarded to individuals holding a Ph.D. or equivalent degree to support individual research projects. Support for basic research in anthropology without preference for any methodology, research location, or subfield. The Foundation particularly welcomes proposals that employ a comparative perspective, can generate innovative approaches or ideas, and/or integrate two or more subfields. Funding: up to $20,000.

http://www.wennergren.org/programs/post-phd-research-grants

 

22.11 | Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF): (Proposal due 5.12, LOI due 2 weeks prior)

General Request for Proposals

ADDF funds drug discovery research by domestic and international investigators in academia and in biotechnology companies. ADDF seeks to fill the critical translational funding gap between basic research and later stage drug development. Funding priorities: Early identification; Prevention of AD and cognitive decline; Treatment of AD and cognitive aging.

ADDF funding programs:

* PRECLINICAL DRUG DISOCVERY: seeks to create and support innovative translational programs in academic medical centers and universities.

* PROGRAM TO ACCELERATE CLINICAL TRIALS: to increase the number of innovative drugs tested in humans for Alzheimer’s disease, related dementias and cognitive aging.

* ADDF/NIH: financial assistance for relevant NIA and NINDS grant applications that were scored but not funded AND fall within the ADDF’s current funding priorities

http://www.alzdiscovery.org/research-and-grants/request-for-proposal

 

1.12 | Wenner-Gren Foundation: International Collaborative Anthropological Research Grants

Supports international research collaborations between two or more qualified scholars, where the principal investigators bring different and complementary perspectives, knowledge, and/or skills to the project. Supplemental funds are also available to provide essential training for academic research participants in the funded projects (co-applicants, students, as well as other professional colleagues). Principal Investigators must hold a doctorate or equivalent in anthropology or a related discipline. Funding: up to $30,000.  Proposals which include the optional training element can have an increased funding request up to a maximum of $35,000, of which no more than $10,000 can be for essential training purposes.

http://www.wennergren.org/programs/international-collaborative-research-grants

 

30.7.15 | U.S Department of Health and Human Services- BARDA:

* Advanced Research and Development of Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Medical Countermeasures

The Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority solicits the advanced research and development of medical countermeasures for chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear agents that threaten the U.S. civilian population. This research is anticipated to advance candidate medical countermeasures towards FDA licensure/approval and consideration for acquisition. Research Areas of Interest (further described in Part I of the announcement):

1. Vaccines (Anthrax)

2. Antitoxins and Therapeutics (Viral hemorrhagic fevers viruses and Anthrax) 

3. Antimicrobial Drugs

4. Radiological and Nuclear Threat Countermeasures  

5. Chemical Threat Countermeasures

6. Diagnostics

Multiple awards of various values will be granted, total funds allocated for the program are up to $415M. Deadlines for submission of White Papers for areas 1, 2, 3, 6 are: 31/10/13, 31/1/14, 30/4/14, 30/7/14, 31/10/14, 30/1/15, 30/4/15, 30/7/15. Areas 4 and 5 are open for continuous submission until expiration date, 30/7/15.

https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=53f858046f20978542fe145800cf49a7&tab=core&_cview=1

* Science and Technology Platforms Applied to Medical Countermeasure Development (Innovations)

The program will support technologies and devices aimed at improving medical countermeasures delivery and utilization to enhance the performance, life cycle costs, and operational capacity for existing biodefense medical countermeasures in public health emergency response situations. Additional focus will be placed on supporting the development of medical countermeasures and enabling technologies suitable for use in special populations. Multiple awards of various values will be granted. Deadlines for submission of White Papers are: 30/10/13, 30/1/14, 30/4/14, 30/7/15.

https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=59a8bee92eb32ebd33098ec29dacc4c2&tab=core&_cview=1

 

Foreign - all year round:

 

US Department of Defense (DOD) Broad Agency Announcements (BAA):

Air Force: http://www.wpafb.af.mil/library/factsheets/factsheet.asp?id=8127    

Army:       http://www.arl.army.mil/www/default.cfm?page=8 

Office of Naval Research (ONR): http://www.onr.navy.mil/Contracts-Grants/Funding-Opportunities/Broad-Agency-Announcements.aspx

DARPA: http://www.darpa.mil/Opportunities/Solicitations/DARPA_Solicitations.aspx

 

Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF):

General Request for Proposals

ADDF funds drug discovery research by domestic and international investigators in academia and in biotechnology companies. ADDF seeks to fill the critical translational funding gap between basic research and later stage drug development. Funding priorities: Early identification; Prevention of AD and cognitive decline; Treatment of AD and cognitive aging.

ADDF funding programs:

* PRECLINICAL DRUG DISOCVERY: seeks to create and support innovative translational programs in academic medical centers and universities.

* PROGRAM TO ACCELERATE CLINICAL TRIALS: to increase the number of innovative drugs tested in humans for Alzheimer’s disease, related dementias and cognitive aging.

* ADDF/NIH: financial assistance for relevant NIA and NINDS grant applications that were scored but not funded AND fall within the ADDF’s current funding priorities

* 2014 deadlines for full proposals are March 5, June 5, September 5 and December 5. Letters of Intent are due at least two weeks prior to the proposal deadlines.

http://www.alzdiscovery.org/research-and-grants/request-for-proposal

 

Arnold P. Gold Foundation: Practicing Medicine with Humanism and Humility

Grant Requests from Medical Community: - the Gold Foundation funds unsolicited projects, such as research, lectures, curriculum development, community outreach, cross cultural education, and the publication of literary writings related to the practice of humanistic medicine, which can be self-sustained and replicated. Funding: $250 - $25,000.

http://www.humanism-in-medicine.org/index.php/programs_grants/gold_foundation_programs/grant_requests

 

Autism Speaks: Trailblazer Award in Autism Spectrum Disorders

Autism Speaks supports global biomedical research into the diagnosis, causes, prevention, and treatment of autism or its disabling symptoms. Research funding are restricted to the following priorities:

- Identify risk factors for ASD that can lead to prevention and improved diagnosis and treatment

- Reduce age of detection and improve access to early intervention for children with ASD

- Enhance quality of, and access to, medical care for individuals with ASD

- Promote the development of safe, effective interventions and medicines to reduce core and associated symptoms of ASD throughout the lifespan

- Improve the health and outcomes of adults with ASD from a lifetime perspective

Trailblazer Award is designed to respond quickly to fund highly novel transformative projects. The Award mechanism will support novel “out of the box” autism-relevant research that open new avenues to understanding the causes, diagnosis, subtyping, prevention, treatments, and cure of autism spectrum disorders. The Award is designed to fund small investigator-initiated high risk/high impact projects that are potentially transformative, paradigm shifting, and/or will overcome significant roadblocks in autism research within a 12 month period. We are seeking projects that may be too risky for regular research mechanisms. The proposal may come from newer or established investigators with a demonstrated background in autism and/or from investigators in non-autism areas of research that will be applied directly to autism research. Funding: $100,000 for one year.

http://www.autismspeaks.org/science/grants-program

 

Autism Speaks: Suzanne and Bob Wright Trailblazer Award

Support for a small investigator-initiated high risk/high impact project. Must be highly novel, "out of the box" autism-relevant research that is potentially transformative, paradigm shifting, and/or overcome significant roadblocks in autism research. Project completion must be achievable within 1 year. Funding is up to $100,000.

http://www.autismspeaks.org/science/grants-program

 

Simons Foundation: Autism Research Initiative (SFARI) - Explorer Awards

The program is designed to enhance our existing support of autism research by providing timely resources to enable focused experiments highly relevant to our mission. A deeper understanding of the mechanisms underlying autism spectrum disorders or potential therapeutic approaches will require investigation at multiple levels, including but not limited to studies focused on gene discovery, molecular mechanisms, circuits, anatomy, and cognition and behavior. We will consider proposals at all of these levels. Funding: $60K, for 1 year, non-renewable.

http://sfari.org/funding/grants

 

Broad Foundation - Broad Medical Research Program: Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Grants

Funding for up to 2 years for basic or clinical IBD research projects that: are innovative; are in the early stages of exploration; will improve diagnosis, therapy or prevention of IBD in the near future. In addition, BMRP wants to attract scientists who are not currently working in IBD to apply their knowledge, expertise and techniques to IBD research. Interdisciplinary collaboration is strongly encouraged. Requests for funding must be preceded by a brief Letter of Interest.

Special Requests for Proposals:  Differences in IBD incidence between developing and developed countries. BMRP is funding innovative research into the possible reasons for low and high incidence of IBD in different areas of the globe. Proposals should be exploratory in nature or designed as pilot.

http://www.broadmedical.org/

 

Cicatricial Alopecia Research Foundation (CARF)

Applications will be accepted from around the world and must serve to further CARF's research goal toward safe, effective treatments, and eventual cure and prevention of cicatricial alopecia. Funding: up to $20,000 for 1-2 years

http://www.carfintl.org/research-grants.php

 

Dana Foundation: Clinical Neuroscience Research Grant Program

Dana is inviting grant proposals for "first in man" studies involving a few patients with devastating brain disease for which there currently is no effective treatment. Funded researchers set up "controlled clinical studies" in a small number of patients with a specific brain disease, based on promising animal studies suggesting that a specific therapy either treated the condition or prevented it from getting worse. In these controlled clinical studies, the new therapy is tested in some of the patients while the other patients continue to receive currently available treatment. Through this process, clinical researchers determine whether the tested new therapy shows initial promise beyond currently available treatment. Grant studies can receive up to $300K over 3 years.
* The Clinical Neuroscience Research program accepts preliminary proposals from clinical researchers at international institutions. The Brain and Immuno-imaging program does not accept applications from institutions outside the United States.

http://www.dana.org/grants/clinical/

 

DFG: Individual Grants Programme

DFG - the Germany research foundation funds German scientists but Israeli partners can be funded as subcontractors.

http://www.dfg.de/en/research_funding/programmes/individual/index.html

 

Eu. Foundation for the Study of Diabetes (EFSD): Renold Fellowships for Young Scientists

Enables young scientists (age < 35 years (PhD) or < 40 (MD/PhD with clinical training)) to travel and stay up to 3 months at other institutions in order to learn different scientific techniques. Funding: Eu. 7,000. Applications must be received a minimum of 3 months before the date of proposed travel.

http://www.europeandiabetesfoundation.org/index.php/ct-menu-item-5

 

European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO): Short-term fellowships to advance molecular biology research by helping scientists to visit another laboratory for applying a technique not available in the home laboratory. The fellowships are only provided for exchanges between 2 EMBC member states and are not awarded for exchanges between two laboratories within the same country. The fellowships cover travel plus subsistence of the fellow alone.

http://www.embo.org/funding-awards/fellowships/short-term-fellowships

 

Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF)

Rapid Response Innovation Awards: program supports high-risk, high-reward projects with little-to-no existing preliminary data, but with potential to significantly impact our understanding or treatment of Parkinson’s disease (PD). Funding: : $75K for 1 year.

Neurotrophic Factors Challenge 2014: The program will award one year grants of up to $125K in the following topics:

- projects aimed at understanding the interactions between neurotrophic factors and alpha-synuclein that could inform future therapeutic strategies.

- novel neurotrophic factors that may be more efficacious than known neurotrophic factors or possess properties, such as brain penetrability, that make them more desirable as potential therapeutics

- efforts to develop noninvasive approaches to deliver neurotrophic factors to the brain

Dyskinesia Challenge 2014: Proposals focused on identifying and validating novel and innovative targets for dyskinesia therapies. Pre-clinical studies revealing new pathways, other than the following already explored with MJFF support:

-Serotonergic system: in order to control its inappropriate dopamine release, using partial 5-HT1A/1B agonists

-Overactive glutamatergic system: with an antagonist of mGluR5 or with a selective activation of mGluR4

-Nicotinic receptor subtypes: with selective ligands of the nicotinic acetylcholine receptors

-Altered opioidergic neurotransmission: using mu opioid receptor antagonists

Funding: up to $125K for one year.

LRRK2 Challenge 2014: The program will award one year grants of up to $125K and seeks proposals focused on relevant areas of LRRK2 that can help achieve the following goals:

-Improve biological understanding of LRRK2 function and PD-associated dysfunction to inform effective therapeutic targeting of LRRK2;

-Identify and overcome barriers to developing LRRK2-targeted therapies through engagement with Industry and the LRRK2 therapeutic field.

-Improve clinical understanding of LRRK2 parkinsonism that can inform ultimate therapeutic clinical trials;

-Develop critical LRRK2 research tools that can enable and accelerate the field.

Biospecimen and Tissue Resource: MJFF has supported several pre-clinical and clinical efforts that have generated valuable data, biospecimens and tissue resources for the research community: Parkinson's Progression Marker's Initiative / LRRK2 Cohort Consortium / Fox Investigation for New Discovery of Biomarkers / Preclinical Tissue / DATATOP / 24-Hour Biofluids / Rush University Brain Bank / Arizona Parkinson’s Disease Consortium / PD Smartphone Data Challenge.  Researchers may request access to these resources with or without funding requests (up to $250,000). Requests for funding and/or access to biospecimens will be reviewed in May, July, September and November 2014.

https://www.michaeljfox.org/research/apply-for-grant.html

 

Gerda Henkel Foundation: Small Grants in Historical Humanities

The Foundation funds German and foreign academics in the fields of historical humanities. Research projects in the following fields are supported in particular: History; Prehistory and Early History; Archaeology; Art History; Historic Islamic Studies; Legal History; History of Science. Funding: up to €15,000 for the Small grants program. Higher amounts can be requested in the Foundation regular program.

http://www.gerda-henkel-stiftung.de/general_references

 

Hereditary Disease Foundation: Research Grants and Postdoctoral Fellowships in Huntington's disease - Letters of Intent

Research projects that will contribute to identifying and understanding the basic defect in Huntington's disease. Areas of interest include trinucleotide expansions, animal models, gene therapy, neurobiology and development of the basal ganglia, cell survival and death, and intercellular signaling in striatal neurons. Budget: Research Grant: $50,000 for one year, PD Fellowship: $40,500 - $56,000 for one year.

www.hdfoundation.org/funding/grants.php

 

Humboldt Foundation and Helmholtz Association of National Research Centres: Helmholtz Research Award

Up to 6 awards annually to internationally acknowledged scientists from abroad in recognition of their achievements in research. Award-winners are invited to carry out research projects of their own choice in the fields of Energy, Earth and Environment, Health, Key Technologies, Structure of matter, Transportation and Space in cooperation with German scientists at one of the 15 member-centres of the Helmholtz Association for periods of 6-12 months. The Award is worth up to EU 75,000. An additional amount of EU 25,000 is made available for the promotion of cooperation in particular with university partners, if the awardee accepts the invitation to undertake research in Germany. Nominations must be made by established scientists at research centres of the Helmholtz Association or cooperating universities.

www.humboldt-foundation.de/en/programme/preise/helmholtz.htm

 

Immune Tolerance Network (ITN): Clinical Trials and Assays & Biomarkers in diseases of the immune system - Concept Proposals

ITN is a non-profit, government-funded consortium of researchers working together to establish new treatments for diseases of the immune system. The ITN conducts clinical trials of specialized immune tolerance therapies in the following areas:

* the prevention of organ transplant rejection (in liver, kidney and islet transplantation)

* the treatment of autoimmune diseases (such as type 1 diabetes, multiple sclerosis, lupus and others)

* the prevention and treatment of allergies and asthma

Clinical Trials: ITN accepts applications for novel clinical trials, in the areas of:

Islet Transplantation

Kidney & Liver Transplantation

Autoimmune Diseases

Allergy & Asthma

Assays & Biomarkers: ITN accepts applications for the development of novel tolerance assay or mechanistic studies, for the purposes of establishing new surrogate markers of immune tolerance and investigating the mechanisms of clinical tolerance.

** ITN does NOT accept proposals for non-human or preclinical studies.

www.immunetolerance.org/professionals/proposals/guidelines

 

James S. McDonnell Foundation: Collaborative Activity Awards supports research in 3 areas: Bridging Brain, Mind, and Behavior; Complex Systems; and Brain Cancer Research. These awards support study panels, research networks or other ways of pushing work on mind/brain forward outside the usual mechanism of investigator-initiated research proposals. The collaborative award process is not used to support meetings, conferences, etc.

www.jsmf.org/apply/collaborative/index.htm

 

Leverhulme Trust (UK): International Networks

These collaborations enable a British PI to lead a research project where its successful completion is dependent on the participation of overseas institutions. Applications for research on any topic are eligible for support. However, an exception is made for areas of research supported by specialist funding agencies and in particular for medicine. Funding: 125K British Pounds over 3 years.

http://www.leverhulme.ac.uk/funding/IN/IN.cfm

 

Liddy Shriver Sarcoma Initiative: Sarcoma Research Grants Program

Sponsors research targeted at finding a cure for sarcoma or attempts to develop more effective treatment regimens than those currently available. Funding: $25K - $250K. The Agency interest include (but are not limited) to:

-understanding the molecular biology of sarcomas

-exploring "molecular targets" for new sarcoma therapies

-studying chromosomal translocations, the oncogenes they generate and their role in sarcoma development

-translational studies

-studying vaccines, monoclonal antibodies, and mTOR inhibitors

-studying the use of nanotechnology in the diagnosis and treatment of sarcomas

-understanding the basis of radiation-induced sarcoma; modeling of the process of metastases

-exploring the differences in the development of sarcomas in children, adolescents, young adults and adults

-research directed at the early detection and diagnosis of sarcoma

http://sarcomahelp.org/sarcoma-research.html

 

Michelson Grants: non-surgical sterilization products or technologies for use in dogs and cats

Found Animals will provide up to $50 million in multiple, multi-year international grants through the Michelson Grants in Reproductive Biology, for promising research in pursuit of non-surgical sterilization products or technologies for use in dogs and cats. The Foundation seeks proposals for up to $250,000 USD per year for up to 3 years of funding.

http://michelson.foundanimals.org/michelson-grants

 

National Center for Responsible Gaming (NCRG): Seed Grant

This program supports small research projects that can be completed in one year. The NCRG's funding priorities include research on the following topics:

-Prevention of gambling disorders

-Outcome research on behavioral and pharmacological treatment strategies

-Decision-making and neuroeconomics

-The impact of new gaming technology on gambling and gambling disorders

-Gambling among minorities, especially Native Americans, and issues of health disparities

-Impact of DSM-5 changes in pathological gambling diagnosis

-Biogenetic vulnerabilities to gambling disorders

-Animal models

-Gambling among the elderly and emerging adults.

Funding: $25K for one year.

http://www.ncrg.org/research-center/apply-ncrg-funding/seed-grants

 

National MS Society (NMSS): Pilot research

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 gather sufficient preliminary data to apply for longer-term funding. Finding: $40K for 1 year.

http://www.nationalmssociety.org/For-Professionals/Researchers/Society-Funding/Pilot-Research-Grants

 

Pediatric Low Grade Astrocytoma Foundation (PLGA): Brain Tumor Research Grants

Proposals related to basic and translational projects that can advance understanding of the underlying biology of the development and treatment of PLGA tumors will be considered. Investigators in the early years of their careers are encouraged to apply. Award funding is based on size, impact and complexity of project. Funding can be awarded over one, two or three year period. Previous PLGA Foundation grant recipients are eligible to apply.

http://akidsbraintumorcure.org/medical-research-on-childhood-brain-tumors/apply-for-a-plga-sponsored-grant/

 

Solving Kids’ Cancers - The Therapeutic Development Initiative(TDI): This program seeks to fund clinical testing of novel agents that federal agencies or industry may be reluctant to support. Applicants may propose Phase Ø, proof-of-concept, or small Phase I studies that focus on neuroblastoma, pediatric brain tumors, and/or sarcomas. Grants range from $25,000 to $300,000. The TDI program funds Clinical Project Grants up to two years for promising therapeutic approaches with potential to significantly improve the treatment of pediatric cancer. Personnel costs may account for no more than 15-20% of the budget, and indirect costs are disallowed. The first step is to submit a 1,000-word Idea of Intent through the online portal. Members of both lay and scientific advisory boards will review the concept within five weeks and may then invite a full proposal.

http://solvingkidscancer.org/work/grants

 

The Gateway for Cancer Research: Treatment Innovator

At The Gateway, our focus is on supporting treatment innovatorsSM who are innovating TODAY—researchers who seek treatments that can help save the lives of today's cancer patients. These passionate researchers are exploring cutting-edge approaches to fighting cancer, and we stand with them every step of the way. "Treatment InnovatorSM" is the term we use for researchers funded by The Gateway for Cancer Research: the men and women we support in their search for better treatments and cures that can help cancer patients TODAY. Applications are received year round. We do not have set rules that PIs need to be MDs. We encourage interdisciplinary teams and there are legal regulations when an MD needs to be involved.

* Gateway doesn’t fund: basic research and pre-clinical research in animals and no early prevention, detection, retrospective or educational studies.

http://www.demandcurestoday.org/treatment-innovations/what-is-a-treatment-innovator

 

The Human Frontier Science Program (HSFP): Short-Term Fellowships (2 weeks to 3 months)      International collaboration in interdisciplinary, basic research in the life sciences, to support researchers early in their careers who wish to work in a laboratory in another country, to learn new techniques or to support the establishment of collaborations in a new area of research. A candidate from a non-supporting country (Israel) may apply to work in a research institution in any of the supporting countries: Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, Belgium, Canada, Cyprus (EU part only), Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Korea, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK and USA.  The Fellowships will cover travel and living expenses.  

www.hfsp.org/how/appl_form.php

 

Thrasher Research Fund: Pediatric Research

Supports medical research aimed to improve children's health in a variety of significant pediatric problems, with an emphasis on projects that have the potential to translate into clinically meaningful results within a few years. Both incidence and severity are considered when determining the significance of the proposed topic. Funding: the median award amount is $300,000 over up to 3 years.

https://www.thrasherresearch.org/SitePages/al-thrasher-award.aspx

 

UICC International Cancer Technology Transfer (ICRETT) Fellowships facilitate rapid international transfer of cancer research techniques and technology. They exchange knowledge and enhance skills in basic, clinical, behavioural, and epidemiological areas of cancer research, and in cancer control and prevention (including tobacco control). Eligible candidates include: qualified investigators, pathologists, epidemiologists, cancer registrars, behavioural scientists, tobacco control activists, laboratory technicians, clinicians and general practitioners, generally in the early stages of their careers. Research projects include: cancer control and prevention; applied, clinical or basic cancer research; clinical training projects; surgery, radio and chemotherapy; medical oncology, multidisciplinary cancer care, clinical trials, detection and diagnosis. Duration: 1 month (extendable by 2 months at no additional cost).  Amount of fellowships available: 120-150 per year. Average value: for travel and 1 month stipend: $3,000.

www.uicc.org/index.php?id=925

 

Volkswagen Foundation (VF): Symposia and Summer Schools to fund symposia, workshops and small conferences aimed at providing impetus for the study of new research questions and for developing cutting-edge research areas, or which hold promise of opening up innovative research perspectives by uniting various disciplines and approaches.  Funding is also provided for summer schools, which transmit knowledge important for the further development of a particular research area to young academics and enable them to develop contacts beyond national borders and individual disciplines. 

http://www.volkswagenstiftung.de/en/funding/challenges-for-academia-and-society/symposia-and-summer-schools.html

 

Institut Mérieux: Research Grants Programme

Institut Merieux’ strategic fields of interest are: infectious diseases, cancer, cardiovascular diseases and food and water safety/nutrition/health. Supports innovation in its fields of interest at very early stages from scientists and medical doctors from academic and private research institutions worldwide.

They are open in priority to basic, clinical-and/or technology-driven research projects. These grants are very flexible and awarded upon examination of a short (three pages plus CV) proposal and a careful scientific evaluation carried out three times a year (January, May, October). Two types of Mérieux Research Grants are available:

- The “AdvancedMérieux Research Grants €100.000 to €200.000 for 2 years and are dedicated to very innovative projects.

- The "Starting” Mérieux Research Grants provide €40.000 for 2 years and are dedicated to very promising projects that will need further nurturing.

http://www.technion.ac.il/~research/Merieux_Research_Grants_2013.pdf

http://www.institut-merieux.com/uk/politique_grants.php

 

Action Duchenne: Research Grants- Pre Preposal

Action Duchenne will consider high quality applications throughout the year. The general research strategy is to increase understanding of Duchenne muscular dystrophy and to support research into, and evaluation of, potential management and treatment strategies. Only proposals which fit the funds' recommendations will be accepted: http://www.technion.ac.il/~research/ACTION_DUCHENNE.pdf

Range of previously funded projects $30K-$175K.

http://www.actionduchenne.org/grantapplications

 

DOD – Office of Naval Research (ONR): Naval International Cooperative Opportunities (NICOP) in Science and Technology Program- White Papers

Mechanism to encourage international science and technology (S&T) cooperation in areas of interest to the Naval Research Enterprise (NRE) by providing seed funding when the Office of Naval Research (ONR) headquarters or other organizations within the NRE commit to out-year program funding. A successful proposal should pull together a team of international and US scientists to address problems of naval S&T interest. A NICOP is not intended to continue projects already underway. When requesting support for scientists who have previously worked together, or are presently collaborating, the proposed project must clearly involve new ideas, new funds and usually the introduction of new participants.

** Due to previous contacts with ONR, Interested applicants are advised to contact the research authority before initiating submission (Robi – 2152, Olga – 1745). 

http://www.onr.navy.mil/Science-Technology/ONR-Global/funding-opportunities/NICOP.aspx

 

DOD – Office of Naval Research (ONR): Collaborative Science Program - international workshops / conferences

The program provides financial support for international workshops and/or conferences in order to achieve specific goals:

1) Planning cooperative science and technology (S&T) programs with researchers in the Naval Research Enterprise (NRE)

2) Identifying and discussing outstanding S&T issues in areas of Department of Navy (DoN) interest

3) Developing long-term relationships between DoN and international science and technology sponsors

4) Maintaining ONRG connectivity with the international scientific community in the focus areas outlined in the Naval Science and Technology (S&T) Strategic Plan.

A formal proposal for financial assistance should be made by the conference organizers or authorized representative at least 12 weeks, but not more than one year, prior to the date of the proposed conference.

** Due to previous contacts with ONR, Interested applicants are advised to contact the research authority before initiating submission (Robi – 2152, Olga – 1745). 

http://www.onr.navy.mil/Science-Technology/ONR-Global/funding-opportunities/conference-support-program.aspx

 

Spencer Foundation: Philosophy in Educational Policy and Practice

Funding: up to $40,000. Application submission throughout the year, funding decision in 4-5 months after submission.

http://www.spencer.org/content.cfm/philosophy-in-educational-policy--practice-rfp