Research Authority - Technion R&D Foundation

Active Funding Resources: Full list

Sub-lists: Life | Exact and Material | Soc & Humanities

For any assistance call Robi – 2152, robertg@technion.ac.il, Michael - 1769, MichaelKM@trdf.technion.ac.il or Michal-1745 MichalL@trdf.technion.ac.il

The list is arranged by deadlines chronological order (dd.mm), first Israeli divided by RFPs and Workshops, then Foreign

 

Israeli:

 

23.11 | Israel Institute of Advanced Studies (IIAS): 2016-2017 Collaborative Research Groups (request a proposal form; application deadline: December 1, 2014)

The IIAS encourages scholars and scientists from all over the world to submit proposals for Research Groups of 5 or 10 months. All scientific research topics or fields of study are eligible for application. In any given year the Institute hosts three to four Collaborative Research Groups, composed of scholars from Israel and abroad in comparatively equal proportions. Any scholar may submit a proposed topic for a research group along with the names of those who will be part of the group.

http://ias.huji.ac.il/content/how-apply-research-group

 

30.11 I Israel Brain Technologies (IBT): Mathematical Neuroscience Prize

Candidates must be currently active in research and have made outstanding contributions to mathematical neuroscience. Up to two prizes of $100,000 will be awarded.

http://israelbrain.org/prize-programs/

 

1.12 | ISF: Centers of Excellence (MOKDEY MEHKAR) - New and Extensions

Centers of Excellence are intended for very novel and Interdisciplinary research projects involving at least 3 research groups. Grants are awarded for 4 years with possible extension for another 4 years. 3 centers will be approved this cycle. No budget limits were issued this year. In the past, the max. budget was 5.4M NIS in Natural Sciences and 2.7M NIS in Social Sciences and Humanities.

http://isf.org.il/downloads/Applications/Center_of_excellence_Guidelines.pdf

 

1.12 | Ministry of Health: Koppel Eye Disease Call for Proposals

משרד הבריאות וקרן קופל: קול קורא להצעות מחקר בנושא מחלות עיניים

יתקבלו בקשות למימון מחקרים חדשניים בעלי פוטנציאל יישומי, המתייחסים להבנת האטיולוגיה, האפידמיולוגיה, המהלך ודרכי המניעה והטיפול במחלות עיניים בבני אדם. מימון: עד 200 אלף ₪ לשנה למשך שנתיים.

http://www.health.gov.il/Subjects/Research/Pages/Research-Foundation.aspx

 

4.12.14 | BSF – NSF: Joint Program in Physics – BSF Deadline: 9.12.14

Theoretical Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology

The program supports proposals that primarily are involved with theoretical particle astrophysics and big-bang cosmology as well as more speculative string theory-inspired cosmologies. Understanding the quarks-to-cosmos connection has been a recent focus of the program as well as better understanding the implications of the fluctuation spectra of the cosmic microwave background.  The cosmology and astrophysics research supported by the program is usually associated with people with training in particle theory and encompasses dark matter, dark energy, high energy cosmic rays as well as exotic cosmologies arising from Brane-world and String Theory scenarios. This includes formulating new approaches for theoretical, computational, and experimental research.

http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503538&org=PHY

Physics at the Information Frontier

The program supports data-enabled science, community research networks, and new computational infrastructure, as well as for next-generation computing. Disciplines within the purview of the Physics Division include: atomic, molecular, optical, plasma, elementary particle, nuclear, particle astrophysics, gravitational and biological physics. Proposals with intellectual focus in areas supported by other NSF Divisions should be submitted to those divisions directly. Proposals that cross Divisional lines are welcome. PIF provides support for physics proposals in three subareas: 1) computational physics, 2) data enabled physics, and 3) quantum information science and revolutionary computing.

http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=6681&org=PHY

Theoretical Elementary Particle Physics

The program supports both formal string theory as well as string-theory-inspired model building.  Proposals in mathematical physics that are relevant for string theory and/or quantum field theory are also relevant for this program.   Supported research includes contributions to broad theoretical advances as well as model building and applications to experimental programs at facilities such as the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) and Jefferson Laboratory, and to astrophysical phenomena. This includes formulating new approaches for theoretical, computational, and experimental research that explore the fundamental laws of physics and the behavior of physical systems; formulating quantitative hypotheses; exploring and analyzing the implications of such hypotheses analytically and computationally; and interpreting the results of experiments.

http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503535&org=PHY

BSF Call (NSF Physics programs): http://www.bsf.org.il/data/FormsToDownload/BSF-NSF_Physics_program_Call.pdf

BSF Regulations: www.technion.ac.il/~research/BSF_Instructions_BSFNSF_Physics_Program.pdf

NSF Division of Physics - Investigator-Initiated Research Projects (PHY): http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2014/nsf14576/nsf14576.pdf

 

15.12 | Israel Cancer Research Fund - ICRF:

* Research Professorship:  Supports a full-time, senior faculty member, who has made outstanding contributions to cancer research and who will continue to provide leadership in his or her area. The applicant must have at least 8 years’ experience beyond the doctoral degree, and be no less than 5 years from the usual age of retirement at his or her institution. The Research Professorship is awarded for 7 years at a maximum stipend of $50K/year.

http://www.icrfonline.org/sites/default/files/media/Professorship%20Policies%202015.pdf

* Clinical Research Career Development Awards: To enhance the clinical research capabilities of young scientists. The main purpose is to provide free time for young medical or pediatric oncologists to devote to clinical research projects and to obtain additional (post-fellowship) training to become a leader in clinical research programs. Candidates must have a medical degree and at least 2 years of fellowship training in medical or pediatric hematology-oncology or a related specialty, but not more than 5 years of subsequent relevant professional experience. A CRCDA is limited to a single support period of 3 years at a stipend of $45K/year.

http://www.icrfonline.org/sites/default/files/media/CRCDA%20Policies%202015.pdf

* Research Career Development Awards: To enhance the research capabilities of young scientists, with at least 3 years of postdoctoral fellowship and within 5 years of their 1st academic appointment. Funding: $35K/year for 3 years.

http://www.icrfonline.org/sites/default/files/media/RCDA%20Policies%202015.pdf

* Project Grants: Supports research of established investigators with more than 3 years of postdoctoral fellowship or equivalent experience. Funding: $30K/year for 1 or 2 years.

http://www.icrfonline.org/sites/default/files/media/Project%20Grant%20Policies%202015.pdf

* Postdoctoral Fellowship: support for young investigators during their postdoctoral training period. Preference is given to persons with no more than three years of postdoctoral fellowship or equivalent experience prior to the award commencement date. Applications are also encouraged from M.D.'s who wish to pursue additional investigative work in a laboratory setting to acquire research experience. Postdoctoral Fellowship is awarded for 2 years at a max. stipend of $25K/year.

http://www.icrfonline.org/sites/default/files/media/Fellowship%20Policies%202015.pdf

Agency website:

http://www.icrfonline.org/apply-for-a-grant

 

15.12 | USAID: MIDDLE EAST REGIONAL COOPERATION PROGRAM (MERC) – Pre-proposals

Collaborative research projects between Israel and its Arab neighbors – Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, West Bank/Gaza, Lebanon, countries of the Maghreb and Gulf regions. The dual goals of the MERC Program are:

1) To contribute to development and the quality of life in the Middle East region through the application of research and technology.

2) To contribute to Arab-Israeli cooperation by establishing strong working relationships that last beyond the life of the project.

The program seeks applied research and technology development proposals within the broad areas of the natural and physical sciences and engineering. Investigators are also encouraged to integrate social science approaches, economics and the use of computer technology into the research where appropriate.

Funding: Up to $1 million over 2-5 years. Recently awarded grants ranged from ~$120,000 to $900,000 with an average of ~$500,000.

http://www.usaid.gov/where-we-work/middle-east/merc-funding-process

 

15.12 | AFAR: New Investigator Awards in Alzheimer's Disease

Goal: to support important research in areas in which more scientific investigation is needed to improve the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of Alzheimer's disease. The program also serves to encourage junior investigators in the United States and Israel to pursue research and academic careers in the neurosciences, and Alzheimer's disease in particular. Funding: up to four 1-2-year awards of $100K.

http://www.afar.org/research/funding/new-investigator-awards/

 

16.12 | Israel Academy of Science, Initiative for Applied Education Research: Call for Scientific Reviews of Six Topics in Inequality and Education- Preproposals

האקדמיה הלאומית למדעים, היוזמה למחקר יישומי בחינוך: קול קורא לכתיבת סקירות מדעיות על שישה נושאים שונים לפעילות בנושא אי־שוויון וחינוך-הצעות מקדמיות

צוות ההיגוי העוסק בנושא אי־שוויון וחינוך: קשרים בין גידול באי־שוויון חברתי־כלכלי לבין שוויון בהזדמנויות ובהישגים בחינוך מזמין סקירות מדעיות וניתוחים של נתונים קיימים, אשר יהוו חלק בתהליך לימודי שיכלול מרכיב בין־לאומי. רשימת הנושאים:

-מגמות בהשקעת משאבים בחינוך לפי מעמד חברתי־כלכלי – השקעה ציבורית (ממשלתית ומקומית), השקעה של המגזר השלישי והשקעה של משקי בית
-מגמות של בידול או שילוב בסביבת המגורים על בסיס מיצב חברתי־כלכלי בעשורים האחרונים והשלכות של מגמות אלו על הטרוגניות או הומוגניות במיצב חברתי־כלכלי של התלמידים בבתי הספר
-קשרים בין היבטים חברתיים־כלכליים ואי־שוויון לבין אקלים הכיתה ובית הספר (מידת האלימות ותחושת הביטחון של התלמידים בכיתה ובבית הספר) וזיקתם להישגים בלימודים 
-מגמות בניעות בין־דורית בתחום ההשכלה והשלכותיה (למשל: יוקרת מקצוע, שכר, הכנסות משק הבית
-חינוך בגיל הרך ותכניות התערבות בגיל הרך כמנוף לצמצום פערים בחינוך: הקשר בין פערים התפתחותיים וצמצומם לבין א) איכות החינוך בגיל הרך וב) התערבויות לקידום איכות החינוך בגיל הרך 
-השפעות של חיים בעוני על הפקת המרב מהזדמנויות למידה ועל הישגים לימודיים.

אפשר לענות על יותר מנושא אחד. מימון: 16,000 ₪.

http://education.academy.ac.il/hebrew/eventDetails.aspx?eventId=93&FromHomePage=True

http://education.academy.ac.il/Uploads/Events/kol-kore-inequality.pdf

 

25.12 | Israel Cancer Association (ICA): Research Grants – 2015 Early Diagnosis Studies Call for Proposals

האגודה הישראלית למלחמה בסרטן - קול קורא להגשת הצעות לפרויקטים ו/או מחקרים קליניים ו/או אפידמיולוגים בתחום הגילוי המוקדם לשנת 2015

האגודה למלחמה בסרטן מבקשת הצעות לפרויקטים ו/או מחקרים קליניים ו/או אפידימיולוגיים שיעסקו בביצוע והערכת פרויקטים ישומיים לקידום תכניות לגילוי מוקדם, ולבדיקת היתכנות של טכנולוגיות חדישות ליישום קליני, תוך מתן עדיפות לפרויקטים שיופעלו בקהילה ו/או יציגו שיתוף פעולה בין מספר מרכזים. תקציב: עד 25,000 ש"ח.

http://www.cancer.org.il/template/default.aspx?PageId=8463

 

28.12 | Ministry or Transportation: Call for Research Proposals

משרד התחבורה: קול קורא לביצוע מחקרים

נושאי המחקר המבוקשים: מידע תנועתי מבוסס על" מקורות צפים", מגוון אמצעי ניידות במרחב העירוני, יישומים מבוססי תקשורת רכב לרכב, ונושאים נוספים המתאימים לרשימת היעדים והאתגרים של משרד התחבורה (ניהול ובקרת תנועה, פיתוח וקידום השימוש במערכות תבוניות לתחבורה וטכנולוגיות מתקדמות לשיפור הבטיחות האקטיבית ברכב ובדרך, התייעלות אנרגטית ועוד).

מימון: 300 עד 500 אלף ₪ למשך 24 חודשים. כנס מציעים יתקיים ב-26.11.14. שימו לב: תנאי החוזה נמצאים בבדיקה וההגשה תתאפשר רק לאחר אישור היועצת המשפטית.

www.technion.ac.il/~research/MOT_Call_2014_28.pdf

www.technion.ac.il/~research/MOT_Call_2014_28_Sci_Tec.pdf

http://www.pirsum.gov.il/nr/exeres/C11186F4-A898-42F3-9DB0-941DE845DFD9.htm

 

31.12 | DIP - German-Israeli Project Cooperation (All fields) – Preliminary institutional Application

Funds joint projects in highly competitive areas of academic research. There are no topic limitations and the involvement of industry is both possible and desirable. The total budget requested for the Israeli and the German partners may amount to a total of 1.655M Euro for 5 years, to be shared among the Israeli and German partners. Each Israeli Institution may submit 2 proposals with German partners, hence the preliminary selection procedure.

www.dfg.de/en/research_funding/programmes/international_cooperation/german_israeli_cooperation/in_brief   

Preliminary application: www.technion.ac.il/~research/DIP_2015_pre.pdf

 

1.1.15 | Israel National Institute for Health Policy and Health Services Research (NIHP): Research Grants- pre-proposals

המכון הלאומי לחקר שרותי הבריאות ומדיניות הבריאות-קול קורא להגשת הצעות מחקר – בקשות מקדמיות

תחומים: ארגון שירותי הבריאות, כלכלת בריאות, איכות שירותי הבריאות. השנה עדיפות לנושא: השפעת תהליכי מדידה והשימוש בטכנולוגיות מידע על שגרת העבודה בשירותי הבריאות. מימון: מחקר רגיל 100,000 ₪ עד ₪ 150,000 לשנה עד שנה וחצי. מחקר מקיף עד 300,000 ₪ לשנתיים עד שלוש.

http://www.israelhpr.org.il/

 

7.1.15 | ISF and NSFC: Israel-China Project Proposals in Mathematics, Computer sciences, Nanotechnology and Earth sciences

Israeli-Chinese collaborative research proposals in above areas are solicited. Funding: up to NIS 370,000/year for 3 years + NIS 278,000 for equipment for the Israeli side.

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

http://isf.org.il/downloads/Applications/ISF_NSFC-Guidelines_He.pdf

Chinese NNSFC announcement: http://www.nsfc.gov.cn/publish/portal0/tab87/info45671.htm

English guidelines: http://www.isf.org.il/downloads/Applications/ISF_NSFC-Guidelines_En.pdf

 

14.1.15 | BSF-NSF Joint Program in Cyber Security

NSF deadline is 14.1; application to the BSF by 19.1

This program is intended to encourage collaboration by US and Israeli researchers in all fields of Cyber Security. Topics of particular interest include cyber-physical systems security, privacy, secure software, and cryptography. Funding: The BSF will fund the Israeli partner with up to $100,000/year. US researchers should obtain pre-approval from NSF before submission. It is also strongly advised for all potential applicants (including Israelis) to read description of the current program in the Solicitation of the NSF:

http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2014/nsf14104/nsf14104.jsp?org=NSF

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

http://www.bsf.org.il/ElectronicSubmission/GatewayFormsAndGuidelines.aspx?PageId=7&innerTextID=0

 

16.1.15 | BSF-NSF Joint Program in Environmental Biology - Pre-proposals

NSF deadline is 16.1; application to the BSF by 20.1

The program supports fundamental research on populations, species, communities, and ecosystems. Scientific emphases range across many evolutionary and ecological patterns and processes at all spatial and temporal scales. Areas of research include biodiversity, phylogenetic systematics, molecular evolution, life history evolution, natural selection, ecology, biogeography, ecosystem structure, function and services, conservation biology, global change, and biogeochemical cycles. Research on organismal origins, functions, relationships, interactions, and evolutionary history may incorporate field, laboratory, or collection-based approaches; observational or manipulative experiments; synthesis activities; as well as theoretical approaches involving analytical, statistical, or computational modeling. Funding: The BSF will fund the Israeli partner with up to $100,000/year. If you consider applying, it is very important to check the applicability of the proposed research for this program with the program officer at the NSF (questions should be directed by the U.S. partner). It is also strongly advised for all potential applicants (including Israelis) to read description of the current program in the Solicitation of the NSF:

http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf14094

http://www.technion.ac.il/~research/BSF-NSF_Environmental_Biology_Call.pdf

http://www.bsf.org.il/ElectronicSubmission/GatewayFormsAndGuidelines.aspx?PageId=7&innerTextID=0

 

20.1.15 | Israel Cancer Research Fund - ICRF:

*Gesher Award: Supports young investigators after their period of postdoctoral training. Eligibility: written commitment from the home (Israeli) institution that he/she will have an independent position contingent upon return. Grants are for period of three years with a maximum stipend of NIS200,000 per year.

http://www.icrfonline.org/sites/default/files/media/Gesher%20Award%20Policies%202015.pdf

Agency website:

http://www.icrfonline.org/apply-for-a-grant

 

4.2.15 | BSF – NSF: Joint Program in Physics - Accelerator Science. BSF deadline: 9.2.15

1. The program supports basic accelerator physics research, in particular research with the potential to disrupt existing paradigms and advance accelerator science at a fundamental level, such as enabling discoveries that lead to novel, compact, powerful, and/or cost-effective accelerators. Key questions that this program will address include: what are the fundamental limitations affecting the acceleration, control, intensity, and quality of particle beams? What novel approaches can be employed to substantially increase accelerating gradients?  How can developments in other fields lead to new approaches in accelerator science and beam physics?   Proposals for experimental, theoretical, and/or simulation-based research are welcome. Priority will be given to issues supported by the MPS Division of Physics.

2. Submission to the NSF should be made by the U.S. PI alone, but include a description of the critical role of the Israeli partner (detailed work program and budget). Both PIs are required to submit to the BSF a copy of the NSF proposal. If awarded, the Israeli PI will receive a grant from the BSF, while the U.S. PI will receive a grant from the NSF. The BSF grant to the Israelis is expected to be up to $100,000/year. A PI currently receiving BSF funding in a program other than an NSF-BSF program IS permitted to apply to this program but only with a different subject.

3. BSF Call (NSF Physics programs): http://www.bsf.org.il/data/FormsToDownload/BSF-NSF_Physics_program_Call.pdf

BSF Regulations: www.technion.ac.il/~research/BSF_Instructions_BSFNSF_Physics_Program.pdf

NSF Division of Physics - Investigator-Initiated Research Projects (PHY): http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2014/nsf14576/nsf14576.pdf

NSF - Accelerator Science Program: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504937&org=PHY

 

1.4.15 | Joint Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen) - Israeli Research Projects (open to all disciplines)

The aim of this funding program is to provide incentives for cooperation, especially among young researchers, with a view to strengthening cooperation between research institutions in Lower Saxony (Hannover, Göttingen, Braunschweig, Clausthal, Osnabrück, Oldenburg...) and universities in Israel. Funding: €300,000 over 3 years.

http://www.volkswagenstiftung.de/en/funding/niedersaechsisches-vorab.html

Principles: http://www.volkswagenstiftung.de/fileadmin/downloads/merkblaetter/NV_Funding_Joint_Lower_Saxony_Israeli_Research.pdf

Locating German Researchers and Research projects: http://tx.technion.ac.il/~research/GermanResearch.htm

 

 

Israeli- Funding for Seminar and Workshops

 

1.12 | ISF: Research Workshops

The program is designated for researchers holding Individual Research Grants or Centers of Excellence (beginning from 2nd year of the grant till one year after its end), and sponsors research workshops in topics related to the awarded grants. Funding: up to 70,000 NIS. . Larger sums are available for workshops organized with the Institute for Advanced Studies.

http://isf.org.il/downloads/Applications/Workshop_Guidelines.pdf

 

15.12 | Aharon Katzir-Katchalsky Center of the Weizmann Institute: Annual Katzir-Katchalsky Conferences

The conferences cover a wide scope of areas of the life sciences, with emphasis on molecular mechanisms and interdisciplinary fields.

The Agency contribution is in amount of ~$20K NIS.

http://www.weizmann.ac.il/katzir/annual-conferences

 

31.12 | 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

 

1.6 | Batsheva de Rothschild Fund: Applications are biennial on 1.11 and 1.6

* Batsheva Seminars in Natural Sciences - Seminars in cutting-edge areas of science, involving leading experts from Israel and abroad. Funding: up to $40,000.  

http://www.academy.ac.il/data/projects/23/Batsheva_Seminar_Hebrew_Guidelines4-14.pdf 

* Batsheva Interdisciplinary Research Workshop - For the promotion of interdisciplinary research the Academy supports two days workshops in the fields of natural sciences or humanities and social sciences that are related to natural sciences. Funding: $10,000. 

http://www.academy.ac.il/data/projects/23/Batsheva_Workshop_Guidelines4-14.pdf

http://www.academy.ac.il/hp.asp?file=asp/projects_new/projects.asp?txt=1||23

 

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

 

National Insurance Institute of Israel: The Research Fund

המוסד לביטוח לאומי: קרן המחקרים

מימון מחקרים במהלך כל השנה, במטרה להרחיב את מאגרי המידע והתשתית המחקרית בתחומי פעילותו של המוסד ובנושאים הנוגעים למדיניות החברתית-כלכלית, שוק העבודה ושירותי הרווחה. השנה תינתן עדיפות גבוהה למחקרים העוסקים בנושאים הבאים: 

- מימון הביטוח הסוציאלי דרך גבייה מהציבור (עובדים ומעסיקים) אל מול מימון ממשלתי – מודלים וניסיון בינלאומי.

- מודלים של פנסיה תעסוקתית חובה, כולל היבטים של השוואה בינלאומית.

- פיתוח מודל חברתי למשק הישראלי, שיספק הערכות שוטפת על השפעת צעדי מדיניות על מצב הרווחה הכלכלית, העוני  ומידת אי השוויון בחברה.

- מודלים לחיזוי הרכב האוכלוסייה בישראל ליובל הבא, לצרכים שונים של פעילות הביטוח הלאומי.

- מדדים לאיתנות פיננסית של תכניות הביטוח הסוציאלי.

- השוואות בינלאומיות על נושאים ממוקדים שעל סדר היום של הביטוח הלאומי כגון עובדים זרים בתחום הסיעוד, מגמת העלייה במספרם של מקבלי קצבות הנכות ועוד.

מימון: מחקר רגיל – עד 200,000 ₪; מחקר מקיף – עד 400,000 ₪ בהשתתפותם של גורמים נוספים במחקר; מחקרים שתקציבם הכולל עולה על 400,000 ₪ יאושרו במקרים חריגים בלבד, וזאת במיוחד כאשר המחקר כרוך בבניית בסיס נתונים שאינו קיים, או כשמדובר בסקר ליצירת מאגר נתונים רחב היקף.

http://www.btl.gov.il/Mediniyut/BakashatNetunim/Pages/default.aspx

National Insurance Institute of Israel: Manof Fund for Financing Activities for the Prevention of Work Related Accidents

המוסד לביטוח לאומי: קרן מנוף למימון פעולות למניעת תאונות בעבודה

קרן מנוף פועלת לצמצום מספר תאונות העבודה ומסייעת להוביל מחקרים בתחום הבטיחות והגהות, בפיתוח ושיפור אמצעי בטיחות חדשניים, באיתור סיכונים מקצועיים יוצאי דופן במקומות עבודה ובמתן פתרונות להם, ועוד. גובה הסיוע יקבע לגבי כל פרויקט לגופו.

http://www.btl.gov.il/Funds/ActivitiesForPreventionOfWorkAccidents/Pages/default.aspx

 

 

Foreign:  

 

21.11 | Eni Awards- Protection of the Environment, Renewable Energy and New Frontiers of Hydrocarbons

The Eni Award was created to develop better use of renewable energy, promote environmental research and encourage new generations of researchers.

Protection of the Environment Prize: The Prize is awarded to the researcher or group of scientists that achieved internationally significant research results in the field of the correlation between human activities and natural environment, with reference to approaches for both environmental protection and recovery. The results must have been achieved within the three-year period prior to the date of this annual Official Announcement. The prize is in the sum of € 200,000.

Renewable Energy Prize: The Prize is awarded to the researcher or group of scientists that achieved internationally significant results in research and innovation, in the field of renewable energy sources. The results must have been achieved within the five-year period prior to the date of this annual Official Announcement. The prize is in the sum of € 200,000.

New Frontiers of Hydrocarbons Prize: Two recognitions are awarded to the researcher or group of scientists that achieved (or promise to achieve) internationally significant results in the development of technologies for an efficient use of hydrocarbons, related particularly to upstream (one prize) and downstream (one prize) activities. The results must have been achieved within the five-year period prior to the date of this annual Official Announcement. Each prize is in the sum of € 200,000.

http://www.eni.com/eni-award/eng/bandi.shtml

 

21.11 | Liam’s Land Organization for Lymphatic Malformation: Kathryn Barton Hobbs Medical Research Grant

LLO will award up to $25,000 per year for projects with primary interest in LM.

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

 

21.11 | Melanoma Research Alliance (MRA): Multiple opportunities

*MRA Established Investigator Academic-Industry Partnership Awards: Intended for investigators with an established record of scientific productivity. Preliminary data required. A letter of support from industry is required. Funding: from MRA $100K over 2-3 years. Industry funds and/or in-kind support (e.g., reagents, clinical grade drugs, equipment, contract services) must match but may exceed MRA funds.

*Amgen-MRA Established Investigator Academic-Industry Partnership Award: Preclinical or correlative laboratory studies related to the therapeutic potential of oncolytic virus immunotherapy in melanoma, alone or in combination with immune modulators (e.g., checkpoint inhibitors) or targeted therapies. Of particular interest: Potential biomarkers of response in local and distant tumors and immune cell-type identification/evaluation in tumors and systemic changes related to oncolytic virus immunotherapy treatment. Mechanism of action studies using in vivo imaging or molecular techniques to differentiate direct versus immune-mediated effects are encouraged. Funding: Up to $200,000 per year for 2 to 3 years. A letter of support from Amgen is required.

*Bristol-Myers Squibb-MRA Team Science Awards in Immunotherapy: Multidisciplinary teams of two or more established PIs to conduct projects with the potential to lead to transformative advances in melanoma immunotherapies. Up to $900,000 over 2 to 3 years may be requested.

*MRA Team Science Academic-Industry Partnership Awards: These awards are designed to facilitate progress via interactions between the academic and industrial research sectors in the multidisciplinary team setting. Funding: up to $500,000 total over 2 to 3 years from MRA. Industry funds and/or in-kind support (e.g., reagents, clinical grade drugs,

equipment, contract services) must match but may exceed MRA funds.

http://www.curemelanoma.org/research/request-for-proposals/

http://www.curemelanoma.org/assets/2014-2015-RFP.pdf

 

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

ADDF funds 4 categories of research; drug discovery and preclinical development, early detection, clinical trials and prevention. ADDF does not fund basic research. ADDF is interested in novel targets and therapeutic approaches for Alzheimer’s Disease (AD), related dementias and cognitive aging. These areas include, but are not limited to: Energy utilization/mitochondria function, insulin sensitivity, protein degradation/autophagy, ApoE function and cholesterol metabolism, vesicular trafficking, inflammatory pathways, synaptic function/morphology, calcium regulation, myelin changes, ischemia and oxidative stress, vascular injury, the blood-brain barrier interface, and translatable biomarkers. ADDF has limited interest in funding anti-amyloid approaches and has limited interest in funding cholinesterase inhibitor programs. Funding priorities: Early identification; Prevention of AD and cognitive decline; Treatment of AD and cognitive aging.

* Preclinical Drug Discovery: ADDF seeks to fill the critical translational funding gap between basic research and later stage drug development by funding promising preclinical drug discovery and biomarker development programs relevant to AD, other dementias and cognitive aging. ADDF typically supports one year of research at a time, with potential for future follow-on funding. Funding averages $150K/year. In some cases, multi-year proposals can be considered.

* Program to Accelerate Clinical Trials: funding for up to $1.5M per application, is offered to increase the number of innovative drugs tested in humans for AD, related dementias and cognitive aging. This program will fund biomarker-based pilot clinical trials for AD and in some cases will also support Phase I safety testing and IND-enabling studies to accelerate new drugs into trials. ADDF is also interested in supporting targeted pharmacological and non pharmacological approaches to prevention and clinical biomarker development programs. Areas of particular interest include:

- Repurposing: testing drugs approved for other indications in AD clinical trials.

- Therapies addressing the following targets: energy utilization/mitochondria function, insulin sensitivity, protein degradation/autophagy, ApoE function and cholesterol metabolism, vesicular trafficking, inflammatory pathways, synaptic function/morphology, calcium regulation, myelin changes, ischemia and oxidative stress, vascular injury and the blood-brain barrier interface.

* 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 (Application deadline is rolling)

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

* CAPA Consortium – Cohorts for Alzheimer’s Prevention Action – Letter of Intent (later if invited, full proposal deadline: 5.3.15)

The ADDF funds specific analyses across a minimum of 5 longitudinal cohorts to examine the association of actionable interventions with the risk of cognitive aging, Alzheimer’s disease, related dementias, or biomarkers related to brain aging and neurodegeneration. ADDF funds projects up to $100,000. Successful analyses may serve as pilot projects to encourage additional funding from ADDF, other non-profits, or the NIH.

http://alzdiscovery.org/assets/content/static/RFP_for_CAPA_Cohort_Consortium_10_09_14.pdf

 

25.11 | Fondation Banque de France: Research Projects in the field of Money, Banking and Financial Economics

Fields of interest include but are not limited to policy-relevant topics such as:

• Monetary Policy & Prices: Monetary Policy Strategy under uncertainty; integration of financial variables; micro data and nominal rigidities; interaction with fiscal policies; exchange rate policies; unconventional monetary policies

• Potential Growth: productivity, rigidities, structural reforms

• Financial Stability: competition, liquidity, pro-cyclicality; macro-prudential regulation; risk assessment (systemic; individual institutions); financial crisis and resolution; financial regulation

• International Macro: global imbalances; international coordination; globalization and growth 

• Financial institutions and financial markets: stress-testing; investment banking; corporate finance; capital structures, financial innovation

Total allocation is €120,000. 4 grants will be awarded for 12-18 months. International collaboration is preferred, especially with French researchers.

http://www.banque-france.fr/fondation/gb/bourses_recherche/bourses_recherche.htm

 

30.11 | Toronto CFA Society (and Hillsdale): Canadian Investment Research Award

The award is open to global researchers conducting research related to Canadian capital markets including both academics (e.g., professors and students) and practitioners. Toronto CFA Society reserves the right not to grant an award in a given year. Funding $10K CAD (~ $10.2K).

http://www.cfatoronto.ca/cfast/Content/Students_CFACandidates/Awards_Scholarships/Content/Site_Navigation/Student___CFA_Candidates/Awards___Scholarships.aspx

 

30.11 | Bayer: Hemophilia Awards Program

The Program supports basic and clinical research and education in hemophilia. Through grants provided to hemophilia care professionals, the program seeks to support the next steps for the next generation of care and treatment options for people with hemophilia worldwide. The Special Project Award is designed to support a wide range of research projects in the field of hemophilia.  Funding: $$100-$200K over 1-2 years. Up to 4 new awards will be made annually for each of the two available research awards: Early Career Investigator Award and, Special Project Award. The research priorities:

* Prophylaxis regimens for hemophilia patients, including generation of outcomes data and measures of adherence.

* Impact of advancing age on hemophilia patients, including the effect of co-morbidities.

* Projects evaluating how to prevent inhibitor development.

* Clinical studies focusing on treatment modalities for hemophilia.

* Understanding the therapeutic mechanism of action of FVIIa

* Innovations that would lead to improved safety, efficacy or duration of action of rFVIIa.

* Development of experimental in vitro and in vivo models to evaluate therapeutics for the treatment of bleeding disorders

* Discovery or development of new recombinant molecules with potential therapeutic value in bleeding disorders, including those with a longer duration of action

* New delivery options for these molecules, including gene therapy

* Research to define a molecular basis for inhibitor development in hemophilia

* Health outcomes and quality-of-life research related to hemophilia

* Studies designed to increase the diagnosis, recognition and treatment of hemophilia in underserved areas.

http://www.bayer-hemophilia-awards.com/about_the_program/

 

30.11 | Association for Computing Machinery (ACM): ACM Awards

ACM recognizes excellence through its eminent series of awards for outstanding technical and professional achievements and contributions in computer science and information technology. These include:

-Turing Award is given for major contributions of lasting importance to computing. Recipients are invited to give the annual A.M. Turing Award Lecture. Prize: $250,000.

-The ACM - Infosys Foundation Award in the Computing Sciences recognizes personal contributions by young scientists and system developers to a contemporary innovation that, through its depth, fundamental impact and broad implications, exemplifies the greatest achievements in the discipline. Prize: $175,000.

-Grace Murray Hopper Award to the outstanding young (<35 yrs) computer professional of the year, selected on the basis of a single recent major technical or service contribution. Prize: $35,000.

Other awards include: Distinguished Service Award, Outstanding Contribution to ACM Award, Software System Award, and more.

http://awards.acm.org/

http://awards.acm.org/award_nominations.cfm

 

30.11 | Foundation Fighting Blindness: Individual Investigator Research Grant – LOI

Aim: developing treatments and cures for the inherited orphan retinal degenerative diseases and dry age-related macular degeneration (dAMD). FFB does not support research for neovascular AMD or diabetic retinopathy. Priority areas include: Novel Medical Therapies, Gene Therapy, Cell and Molecular Mechanisms of Retinal Disease, Genetics, Clinical-Structure and Function, Regenerative Medicine. Funding: up to $100K/year for up to 3 years.

http://www.blindness.org/sites/default/files/pages/pdfs/LOI_SEPT_14.pdf

 

1.12 | USAID Development Innovation Accelerator BAA for Fighting Ebola – A Grand Challenge for Development – Second Round

This Broad Area Announcement (BAA) funds co-creations, co-designs, co-investments, and collaborations in the development, testing, and scaling of practical and cost-effective innovations that can help healthcare workers on the front lines provide better care and stop the spread of Ebola. The projects address: 1) strengthen healthcare capacities (protective equipment, care setting, and health care worker tools); and 2) care-seeking (enable capacity to receive and respond to timely, accurate, and actionable information regarding prevention and treatment). Capabilities interested in are the ability to: rapidly prototype and produce manufacture-ready products, to deploy solutions in contexts worldwide, to produce or improve any existing technologies, and the capacity and willingness to partner to test identified solutions. USAID is looking for innovations that are low-cost and have the ability to be scaled rapidly, a strong likelihood of achieving substantial impact, solutions that can be employed: near-term (2-3 months), longer term (within year), and improve response to current and future epidemics. Awards are $100,000 to $1-million. Submissions after this deadline will be considered in future rounds to be announced.

http://www.usaid.gov/sites/default/files/documents/15396/baa.pdf

http://www.ebolagrandchallenge.net/

 

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

Supports international research collaborations between 2 or more scholars, where the PIs bring different and complementary perspectives, knowledge, and/or skills to the project. PIs must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent in anthropology or a related discipline. Funding: up to $35K.

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

 

1.12 | Gerda Henkel Foundation: Research projects 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; and History of Science. Grants are awarded for research projects or research scholarships with specific funding modules. Application for small grants, up to €15,000 can be submitted any time.

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

 

1.12 | Friends for an Earlier Breast Cancer Test: Research Grants

Pilot projects that focus on new methods to improve detection of early breast cancer, especially development of new techniques in the areas of biological or immunologic methods of early detection. Funds will not be given to enhance ongoing research unless it is clear that a new line of inquiry is being explored. Funding: $40,000 over 1-3 years.

http://www.earlier.org/grants-and-research/for-researchers

 

1.12 | Parkinson’s Disease Foundation: Postdoctoral Fellowships for Basic Scientists / for Neurologists - Letter of Intent

Basic Scientists - One-year fellowships for young scientists, fresh from their Ph.D. Funding: $42,500 + research allowance of $5,000. Fellows may competitively reapply for continued funding for a total of 3 years.

Clinical Neurologists - One-year post-doctoral awards. Funding: $55,000 + research allowance of $5,000. Fellows may competitively reapply for continued funding for a total of 3 years.

http://www.pdf.org/en/grant_funding

 

1.12 | Burroughs Wellcome Fund: Preterm Birth Initiative

Aim: to increase the understanding of the biological mechanisms underlying parturition and spontaneous preterm birth. Proposals should address the biomedical causes and molecular mechanisms underlying (preterm) parturition including but not limited to peri-implantational events, placentation, fetal determinants, fetal-maternal immune responses, biological basis for racial-ethnic disparities, mechanisms relating preterm birth to other adverse pregnancy outcomes, biology of normal labor, genomics, evolutionary influences and other approaches. Proposals seeking to identify biomarkers predicting preterm birth are welcome. Postdoctoral fellows nearing their transition to independent investigator status through senior established investigators are encouraged to apply. Funding: up to $150K/yr for up to 4 yrs. Up to 5 research grants will be awarded in this cycle. Eligibility Requirements: Researchers working outside of North America may be partners or collaborators but all funding must be channeled through the U.S. or Canadian degree-granting institution of the principal investigator.

http://www.bwfund.org/grant-programs/reproductive-sciences/preterm-birth-initiative

 

1.12 | Scleroderma Research Foundation – Molecular Pathogenesis and New Interventions in Schleroderma RFA

Funds projects to find a cure for scleroderma, by promoting collaboration and cross-institutional cooperation among scientists in a variety of disciplines; attracting promising new scientists to scleroderma research; maintaining scleroderma Centers of Excellence; and bringing new technology and thinking to the field of scleroderma research. Funds three types of projects:

* Investigator-Initiated Research Grant (SRF01) provides support for a larger-scale project in scleroderma research to be performed by the named investigator(s) in an area representing his/her specific interest and competencies. Applicant(s) will be solely responsible for planning, directing, and executing the proposed project. Funds up to 200,000 per year for up to three years.

* Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant (SRF02) is for experienced researchers in scleroderma or other fields to take a cross-disciplinary approach toward scleroderma research in a smaller-scale project. Scientists may adapt proven technologies from other disciplines to advance our understanding of the pathogenesis of scleroderma. Investigators may also conduct small-scale clinical projects. They may gather pre-clinical data from new therapies or obtain preliminary data on toxicity and efficacy in a limited number of patients. Funds up to $75,000 for up to two years.

* New Faculty Grant (SRF03) will enable the investigator to establish an independent program in scleroderma research while the candidate is beginning a tenure-track appointment at a public or private non-profit institution in the United States or abroad. To be eligible for the SRF03, the candidate must be in a tenure-track position, not held a previous tenure-track position, nor held the same tenure-track position for more than three years; and have already demonstrated significant commitment to scleroderma research as a post-doctoral or clinical fellow. The candidate should be within seven years of receipt of her/his research or health professional doctoral degree as of the date of application. Funds up to $125,000 for up to two years.

http://www.srfcure.org/research/research-fellowship-grants/research-app-guidelines

 

1.12 | Rheumatology Research Foundation: Disease Targeted Research Grants

Call for innovative research that is not being done elsewhere, which will impact medical breakthroughs in rheumatoid arthritis and other rheumatic diseases. Funding will be given to projects that address basic, translational and clinical aspects of inflammatory arthritis. Outcomes from these projects should lead to new insights into the etiology, pathogenesis and treatment of these diseases. Funding: Pilot Grant-up to $75K for 1 year; Innovative Research Grant-up to $400K over 2 years.

Investigators from outside the U.S may serve as Co-Investigators with a Principal Investigator who is based in the U.S. and who may sub-contract grant support to Co-Investigators.

http://www.rheumatology.org/foundation/awards/DTR.asp

 

2.12 | Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer Research – Research Grants

Pilot Study Program: Funding is open to investigator-initiated projects in all areas of ovarian cancer research  In addition, projects designed to analyze data from already funded clinical trials will be considered. Funding: $75,000 for 1 year.

Scientific Scholar Award: intended to assist promising laboratory and clinical scientists in pursuing a career as an independent investigator in ovarian cancer research. Funding: $60,000 for 1 year.

http://www.marsharivkin.org/research/apply.html

 

2.12 | Kure It-AACR Research Grant for Immunotherapy in Kidney Cancer

The Kure It-AACR Research Grant for Immunotherapy in Kidney Cancer represents a joint effort to promote and support innovative cancer research to study immunological aspects of, or treatments for, kidney cancer. Research projects should advance the basic knowledge of tumor immunology mechanisms, or develop new concepts in the treatment, control, or prevention of kidney cancer by immunology-based therapeutic approaches. Proposed projects may be basic, translational, clinical or epidemiological in nature and must focus on cancer immunology including, but not limited to: immune recognition, regulation, tumor escape, and therapeutic manipulation for kidney cancer.  AACR membership is required. Nonmembers interested in this grant opportunity must submit a satisfactory application for AACR Associate Membership by Tuesday, December 2, 2014. Project funded will be for a 2-year project with award of $250,000.

http://www.aacr.org/Funding/Pages/Funding-Detail.aspx?ItemID=31#.VFhzyMtO7mh

 

3.12 | DOD – CDMRP: Breast Cancer Research Program, Breakthrough Award Levels 1 & 2

Pre-application is required due 3.12.14 and application is only by invitation to request funding for Level 1 up to $350,000 or $700,000 for Level 2 for a three-year performance period to support promising research that has the potential to lead to or make breakthroughs in breast cancer. Potential impact of the research may be near-term or long-term, but it must be significant and go beyond an incremental advancement. Partnering PI Option allows two PIs, termed Initiating and Partnering PIs, to collaborate on a single application. Breast cancer advocate participation is encouraged but not required.

https://ebrap.org/eBRAP/public/Program.htm

 

3.12 | Michael J. fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research – Call for pre-proposals

Improved Biomarkers and Clinical Outcome Measures 2014

The overarching goal of this initiative is to facilitate the development of biomarker and clinical outcome measures that enable objective decisions for advancing therapies through various stages of clinical development. MJFF intends to support multiple projects through this RFA and may fund up to $4 million for this program. There is no set budget limit for proposals; requested support should be commensurate with the stage of development and work proposed; up to a three year research plan.

https://www.michaeljfox.org/research/grant-detail.php?id=23

 

5.12 | Gerda Henkel Foundation: Special Programme Security, Society and the State

The program targets new security-related issues of the post-Cold-War era that have been largely neglected in mainstream research. The program is intended to encourage junior scholars to pursue unconventional research agendas that are nonetheless crucial, while providing senior scholars with the opportunity to focus intensively on work in progress for a limited period. Moreover, the objective is to combine basic theoretical research with concepts that are applicable to present-day political issues of security policy. The research program addresses scholars of all disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. Funding: up to € 100.000, depending on the type of funding: research scholarships and research projects, conferences and workshops or doctoral fellowships (only if connected to a research project). Research projects should be closely related to one or more of the fields of research:

1. Cyber Security as a Governmental Task

2. Public Administration and Human Security

3. Patterns of Conflict Resolution between the State and Traditional Actors

4. Non-Governmental Actors as Partners and Contenders of the State

5. Security Strategies between Doctrine Formation and Implementation

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

 

9.12 | Landon Foundation-American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) INNOVATOR Award for Cancer Prevention Research

The goal of the grant program is to encourage junior faculty, who have completed their most recent doctoral degree or medical residency within the past 11 years at the start of the grant term, to pursue novel, high-risk, high-reward cancer prevention research. Projects may be basic, translational, clinical or epidemiological in nature and can be in any discipline of cancer prevention research. Proposed projects must describe novel and innovative research that, if successful, will have strong potential for high impact in the cancer prevention field. Funding: $135K over 2 years.

http://www.aacr.org/Funding/Pages/Funding-Detail.aspx?ItemID=27#.VEe3JGd_s-M

 

9.12 | Colon Cancer Alliance-AACR: Fellowship in Young-Onset Colorectal Cancer Research

Aim: to support a postdoctoral or clinical research fellow to conduct colorectal cancer research focusing on reducing incidence and mortality as well as targeted treatments among the young-onset population. The research may be basic, translational, clinical or epidemiological in nature. Funding: $50K for 1 year.

Note: at the start of the grant term on July 1, 2015, applicants must be in the first five years of a postdoctoral or clinical research fellowship.

http://www.aacr.org/Funding/Pages/Funding-Detail.aspx?ItemID=14#.VGwtITSsU-N

 

9.12 | Harry J. Lloyd Charitable Trust – Melanoma Research Grants

Agency makes awards for Career Development, Basic Science, and Translational Research opportunities in a melanoma research addressing either an emerging novel concept that constitutes significant innovation or funding for new investigators in the field of melanoma.  Funds up to $125,000 per year.

http://www.hjltrust.com/grants/

 

12.12 | International Association for Dental Research (IADR)

- Academy of Osseointegration Innovation in Implant Sciences Award: One competitive award of up to $75,000 will be provided to recipients. The Award will be provided in the form of an unrestricted research grant which carries no obligation to the recipient’s organization for licensure, patenting, or transfer of confidential information. Applications must relate to some phase of implant therapy (diagnosis, device or procedure) that advances scientific knowledge of implant dentistry or tissue engineering.

- GlaxoSmithKline Innovation in Oral Care Awards: Funding: up to $75,000 over 2 years. These innovation awards offer opportunities for investigators to conduct dental research that will have a direct impact on the oral health of the public. Examples of areas of interest could include, but not be limited to:

* Inhibition or removal of biofilms etc. adhering to natural or artificial surfaces,

* Modification of those surfaces to inhibit biofilms and other deposits, stains and odors,

* Adhesives for removable prosthetic devices,

* Inhibition of tooth surface loss and gingival recession, and amelioration of their effects, and

* Counteracting the oral effects of dry mouth, systemic illness, hormonal disturbances or physiological aging.

http://www.iadr.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3314

 

12.12 | MedU Research Grant: Letter of Intent

MedU is particularly interested in research, both qualitative and quantitative, in the areas of learning analytics, instructional design, and effectiveness studies. Proposals in these areas that best capitalize on MedU’s data and infrastructure will receive higher priority. Multi-institutional and cross-disciplinary studies will be viewed favorably, but well-designed and adequately powered single institution or single discipline studies are also acceptable.

Projects are 1-2 years in duration, ranging from $10,000 to $25,000.

http://www.med-u.org/collaboration/2013/8/grant-opportunities

 

15.12 | Gruber Foundation: Nominations for Myriad Science Prizes

Neuroscience Prize: nominations may be made for individuals from anywhere in the world who have conducted highly distinguished research in the field of the brain, spinal cord, or peripheral nervous system. The prize is an unrestricted cash award of $500,000, a gold medal inscribed with the recipient's name, and a citation describing the achievement for which the recipient is being honored.

Genetics Prize: nominations may be submitted for individuals who have made original discoveries in the fields of genetic function, regulation, transmission, or variation or in genomic organization. Beginning in 2001, the Prize – a gold medal and unrestricted $500,000 cash award – has been awarded for fundamental insights in the field of genetics. These may include original discoveries in genetic function, regulation, transmission, and variation, as well as in genomic organization.

Cosmology Prize: nominations may be made for individuals whose achievements have produced fundamental, advances in our understanding of the structure and evolution of the universe. The prize is a gold medal and unrestricted $500,000 cash.

http://gruber.yale.edu/gruber-prizes

 

15.12 | MDA (Muscular Dystrophy Association) – Letter of Intent

* Investigator-Initiated Basic Research Grants: funding  to established investigators to accelerate progress against muscle disease and are typically in the amount of about $100,000 per year for one to three years.

* Young Investigator Development Grants: funds young researchers on the brink of becoming independent investigators. Funding is typicall for $60,000 per year for one to three years.

http://mda.org/researchgrants

 

15.12 | Association of Migraine Disorders (AMD) – Research Grant

Purpose is to support novel and transformative evidence-based research into migraine-related disorders, with projects possessing relevance to migraine disorders and AMD’s organizational goals. Funding is up to $50,000 for a period of 12 months.

http://www.entnet.org/sites/default/files/uploads/PracticeManagement/Research/_files/AMD_ResearchGrant_Final.pdf

 

15.12 | Simons Foundation: Simons Collaboration on the Global Brain Postdoctoral Fellowships

Aim: Fund postdoctoral fellows whose intended work is at the interface of theory and experiment on the nature, role and mechanisms of the neural activity that produces cognition. Of particular interest is work that emphasizes the recording and perturbation of population neural data at cellular resolution and the application of advanced statistical analysis and modeling to such data. Candidates with a background in fields including neuroscience, mathematics, and the physical and information sciences are encouraged to apply. Funding: $60K / year for 3 years.

http://www.simonsfoundation.org/funding/funding-opportunities/life-sciences/simons-collaboration-on-the-global-brain-postdoctoral-fellowships/

 

17.12 | AACR-Ocular Melanoma Foundation Fellowship, in honor of Robert C. Allen, MD

Aim: to encourage and support a postdoctoral or clinical research fellow to conduct ocular/uveal melanoma research and to establish a successful career path in ophthalmology, ocular oncology, uveal melanoma cancer biology or similar field. The research may be basic, translational or clinical in nature. Funding: $50K for 1 year.

http://www.aacr.org/Funding/Pages/Funding-Detail.aspx?ItemID=13#.VGhWjjSsU-O

 

18.12 | The Thierry Latran Foundation: ALS Research Program- abstract submission

The Foundation supports basic, applied and clinical research with potential therapeutic benefit in sporadic Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. Scientific themes: biological markers, pathogenic pathways and mechanisms, therapeutic strategies, novel molecules and drug design in the field of motor neuron degeneration. Translational research projects with patient-centered validation are particularly encouraged. Total allocation for the program is € 800,000. Typically 6-8 projects get funded.

http://www.fondation-thierry-latran.org/english/7th-call-for-projects/

 

31.12 | Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging: Multiple opportunities

2015 Mitzi & William Blahd, MD Pilot Research Grant: A pilot grant designed to help a basic or clinical scientist in the early stages of career conduct research that may lead to further funding. Preference will be given to individuals who have demonstrated great potential for a research career in the field of nuclear medicine/molecular imaging and whose research focuses on translational in vivo studies that include radionuclide imaging or therapy. Funding: $25K for 1 year.

2015-2016 Molecular Imaging Research Grant for Junior Academic Faculty: Objective: to enable one junior faculty member in an academic/research setting to engage in Molecular Imaging research related to diagnostic or therapeutic applications. Funding: $52.5K/yr for 2 yrs.

http://www.snmmi.org/AboutSNMMI/Content.aspx?ItemNumber=4167

 

31.12 | National Blood Foundation (NBF): Scientific Research Grant Program

Research projects related to transfusion medicine, to include aspects of immunology, hematology, Immunohematology, infectious diseases, cellular therapies and patient blood management. An applicant must be a doctor (MD or PhD), medical technologist, transfusion medicine or cellular therapies professional. Funding: up to $75K over 1-2 years. Note the application fee of $150 except for PIs who are individual members of AABB.

http://www.aabb.org/research/nbf/Pages/grants.aspx

 

31.12 | The Jewish Guild Healthcare: Bressler Vision Science Prize

Award of $50,000 will be granted to a professional who’s leadership, research, and service have resulted in important advancements in the field of vision. Open to established mid-career scientists and clinicians whose contributions have advanced vision care and vision science yet under-recognized, and whose further work is expected to continue to contribute significantly.

http://www.guildhealth.org/Programs-And-Services-Overview/Awards-and-Scholarships/Bressler-Prize-Eligibility

 

31.12 | 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

 

31.12 | Allen Foundation: Human Nutrition

To fund nutritional research and to assist in the training of persons to work as educators and demonstrators of good nutritional practices. To encourage the dissemination of information regarding healthful nutritional practices and habits. Grants were awarded mostly to US institutions but also a few non US institutions were granted.  The budget amounts granted to academic institutions in past years were around $70K/year over 2-3 years.

www.allenfoundation.org/commoninfo/aboutus.asp

 

31.12 | Grünenthal GmbH: EFIC-Grünenthal Grant 2014

Supports young scientists early in their career to carry out innovative clinical pain research in any member country of the European Pain Federation EFIC® up to € 40,000 per project for a duration of up to two years. Research Grants are intended for clinical and human experimental pain research. Possess PhD/MD; not born before 1/1/74.

http://www.e-g-g.info/grt-egg/EFIC_GRUENENTHAL_GRANT/Application/How_to_fill_in_the_form_-_Overview/78700341.jsp

 

31.12 | Phadia Allergy Research Forum: Pharf Award in Allergy

An annual Award of $50K is offered to a young scientist (<45) who has made outstanding contributions to the field of allergy through creative and independent research efforts.

http://www.phadia.com/en/Allergy-Diagnostics/Learn-more/PhARF/Award-2015/

 

1.1 | Glaucoma Foundation: Research Grant

TGF's 3 focus areas are Optic Nerve Rescue and Restoration, Molecular Genetics, and Nanotechnology. Initial grant funding for a one-year period is for up to $40K; a grantee is permitted to apply for a renewal of up to $50K.

http://www.glaucomafoundation.org/Grant_Application.htm

 

2.1.15 | Cisco Research Center: Requests for Proposals – Internet, Video, Software and more – Multiple opportunities

Cisco welcomes the opportunity to support and to collaborate with researchers in exploring new technologies. Specific RFPs include but are not limited to:

*Internet of Everything Based Smart Services

*Cloud Services Research

*Software Defined Infrastructure

*Threat Defense and Distributed Computation and Trusted Computing

*Video

*Predicting Security Vulnerabilities in Software Component

*Distributed Traffic Monitoring

*Internet Economic Models and Policy Impact

*Fog Computing, Ecosystem, Architecture and Application

*IP Based Smart Service

All submissions require an internal Cisco Sponsor, which Cisco Research Center will attempt to help identify.

http://www.cisco.com/web/about/ac50/ac207/crc_new/university/rfp.html

 

6.1 | Merck Serono: Grant for Growth Innovation - LOI

Aim: to support the advancement of science and medical research in the field of growth and to facilitate new external research to identify potential clinical markers in patients with growth disorders. Topics could include: innovative translational research that could potentially improve patients’ lives, the impact of nutrition on growth, the metabolic impact of growth disorders, pathophysiology of growth disorders, techniques in diagnosis and follow-up on growth disorders, extremes in growth disorders, Identification of biomarkers in patients with growth disorders, studies elucidating the long-term metabolic impact of the “GH- IGF axis” activity. Funding: up to €400,000 for up to 3 years.

http://www2.grantforgrowthinnovation.org/en_us/index.html

 

6.1.15 | Institut Mérieux: Research Grants Programme

Application deadlines in 2015: January 6 / April 30 / October 2

Institut Mérieux strategic fields of interest are: infectious diseases, cancer, cardiovascular diseases and food and water safety/nutrition/health. Mérieux grants are open to basic, clinical-and/or technology-driven research projects. Grant application requires a 3 pages proposal + CV. Two types of Grants are available:

Advanced Research Grants: provide €100K - €200K for 2 years and are dedicated to very innovative projects.

Starting Research Grants: provide €40K for 2 years and are dedicated to very promising projects that will need further nurturing.

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

http://www.institut-merieux.com/include/pdf/merieux_researchgrantsdescription.pdf

 

7.1 | 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

 

8.1 | Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF): General Request for Proposals - Research in Sustainable Solid Waste Management

Submissions of proposals related to sustainable solid waste management practices are invited in the following areas: Waste minimization, Recycling, Waste conversion to energy, biofuels, chemicals, Strategies to promote diversion to higher and better uses, Landfilling. Desirable aspects of the above topics, in addition to or as part of hypothesis driven applied research, also include: economic or cost/benefit analyses, feasibility studies, life cycle analysis or inventory, and analyses of policies that relate to the above. Funding: From $15,000 to over $500,000, with average grant amount $160,000. Typical project duration is 2 years.

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

 

9.1 | ALS Association: Phase II Clinical Development of Novel, High-Potential Treatments for People with ALS – LOI

The call for clinical study proposals is directed toward academic-industry partnerships, including pharmaceutical, biotherapeutic/biotechnology companies, academic members of the NEALS Consortium, and ALS scientists throughout the world. Potential Phase II clinical trials should include therapeutic interventions that have: A. a pharmacodynamics marker that can measure whether pathway of interest has been affected, and B. a plan to collect samples for biomarker studies. Funding: up to $1,500,000

http://www.alsa.org/news/archive/rfp-phaseii-treatment.html

 

13.1.15 | Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: Grand Challenges Explorations Program – accepting LOIs beginning 4.11.14

Letters of intent are accepted for these programs:

* Putting women and Girls at the Center of Development: This challenge focuses on how to effectively reach and empower the most vulnerable women and girls to improve health and development – including economic – outcomes as well as gender equality. The ultimate goal of this challenge is to accelerate discovery of how to most effectively and intentionally identify and address gender inequalities and how this relates to sectoral outcomes; scale-up approaches known to work, in context-relevant ways; and do more to develop better measures of the impact of approaches to enhance women’s and girls’ empowerment and agency.

* Creating and Measuring Integrated Solutions for Healthy Birth, Growth, and Development: This challenge focuses on new measurement tools and new combinations of approaches to ensure all children thrive – that they not only survive, but also have the chance to live healthy productive lives. The ultimate goal of this challenge is to determine what packages of interventions should be delivered to which group of individuals at what point in their life cycle to reduce the burden of fetal growth impairment and preterm birth, stunted postnatal growth, and impaired cognitive development.

* New Interventions for Global Health: This challenge focuses on innovative concepts for vaccines, therapeutics, and diagnostics with the potential to be translated into safe, effective, affordable, and widely utilized interventions to protect against the acquisition, progression, or transmission of infectious diseases, or to provide a cure for infectious diseases, in resourcelimited settings. This request for proposals will fund full awards that could include grants, program related investments, or contracts up to USD $10,000,000 per awardee for up to four years. Full awards must include an industry, biotech, or other translational partner, either leading or participating in the application. Consideration for pilot awards of up to USD $2,000,000 and up to four years to explore concepts that require additional investigation, with the anticipation that successful applicants will apply for a full award in subsequent years

http://grandchallenges.org/grant-opportunities.html

 

15.1 | CURE Epilepsy: 2015 Awards – Letters of Intent

Pediatric Epilepsies Award:  Aim: novel research projects of relevance to pediatric epilepsies, including: (1) the cellular, molecular, and systems-level understanding of the underlying pathogenic mechanisms; (2) investigations of the impact, natural history, and epidemiology; and (3) novel treatments which may impact progression of the disease. Funding: up to $250,000 over 2 years.

CURE SUDEP Award: Goal: understanding and eliminating SUDEP. This program will award grants to researchers submitting innovative proposals that suggest new directions for SUDEP research. Priority will be given to translational research projects (bedside-to-bench and bench-to-bedside), the identification of human-specific biomarkers of SUDEP. Funding: up to $100,000 over 1 years.

CURE Challenge Award: Successful applicants should propose research in at least one of the following priority areas: (1) the basic mechanisms of epileptogenesis; (2) the multifaceted causes of epilepsy; (3) the pediatric epilepsy syndromes; (4) new animal models of epilepsy. Funding: up to $250,000 over 3 years.

Prevention of Acquired Epilepsies Award: Aim: novel research projects of relevance to the prevention and treatment of acquired (post-injury) epilepsies including the cellular, molecular, and systems-level understanding of the underlying pathogenic mechanisms; specific approaches to interdict the development of acquired epilepsy; animal models of acquired epilepsy; and investigations of the impact, natural history, and epidemiology of acquired epilepsy. Funding: up to $250,000 over 3 years

For all awards: CURE specifically encourages studies that may not be currently fundable by other agencies because of their preliminary or unconventional nature. Priority will be given to innovative projects that address the severe, intractable pediatric epilepsies as well as collaborative projects, especially those that are inclusive of investigators and expertise from fields outside of epilepsy.

http://www.cureepilepsy.org/research/apply.asp

 

15.1.15 | 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 & cellular levels. Funding: Up to $100K over 3 years. The research plan is limited to 3 pages. Particular interests:

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.

Application deadlines are quarterly on January 15, April 15, July 15 and October 15.

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

 

15.1.2015 | AO Foundation – Start-Up Grant Applications

Aim: to provide seed money to researchers in the early stages of their career, and would not exclude consideration of senior investigators submitting innovative and novel projects. The area of interest is the advancement in the surgical treatment of trauma and degenerative disorders of the musculoskeletal system through research, development, and education, basic, clinical, pre-clinical and clinical research addressing the fields of general trauma, spine, cranio-maxillofacial and veterinary surgery. Start-up grants are funded up to CHF 60,000 per year.

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

 

15.1 | Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA): Keith Michael Andrus Memorial Award - Letter of Intent

FARA accepts LOIs focusing on advancing understanding and/or treatment of the cardiac involvement in FA. Funding: $150,000/year for 1 or 2 years.

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

 

15.1.15 (tentative to be accepted later) | amFAR: Impact Grant

amfAR plans to issue a Request for Proposals to solicit research proposals relevant to exploring the mechanisms for HIV persistence and the potential for HIV eradication. Implementing new Impact Grants, they support the in-depth development of concepts where preliminary data have indicated genuine promise in curing HIV. Impact Grants are conducted over a four-year funding period with up to $2,000,000 in total funding (including up to 20% indirect costs) and should include in vitro, animal and clinical (in vivo or ex vivo) testing. Impact Grants aim to directly inform efforts to safely eliminate or control persistent viral reservoirs in HIV-infected people. Priority will be given to projects with a clear pathway to development of an implementable intervention in humans.

http://www.amfar.org/

 

15.1.15 | Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: Transforming CURES Initiative

The overall goal is to understand the molecular hematopoietic events that mediate progression of myeloid malignancies from chronic pre-leukemic, or early stage myeloid disorders, such as myelodysplastic syndromes or myeloproliferative neoplasms, to frank hematologic malignancy that could lead to novel therapeutics to control such disease progression. Proposal topics of interest might include, but are not limited to:

• Identify the molecular, cellular and epigenetic drivers of progression to leukemia

• Identify the role of the immune system in progression from molecular alteration to full blown leukemia

• Understand the role of the microenvironment in enabling disease progression

• Develop predictive preclinical models to assess disease progression

• Develop immunologic and/or molecular monitoring approaches

• Develop treatment strategies and/or approaches for early interception (vaccines, nutraceuticals, drugs…etc.)

Funding available is for $400,000 over a period of 3 years. Each applicant to the TCI is required to have his or her Institution certify agreement with LLS’s IP terms and participation in the Transforming CURES Initiative at the time of application submission.

Guidelines: http://www.lls.org/content/nationalcontent/pdf/researchers/transforming_cures_initiative_guidelines_2014

Opportunity: http://www.lls.org/#/researchershealthcareprofessionals/academicgrants/transforming_cures_initiative/

 

15.1 | ESRC/BBSRC: Joint Call on Social/Biological Implications of Epigenetics

The joint call aims to encourage innovative and collaborative work between the social and biological sciences in the area of Epigenetics: the mechanisms by which earlier experiences become embedded in an individual’s life-course and how they influence health and behavioural adult outcomes. UK collaboration is required. Funding: £200K to £1 million over 1-5 years.

http://www.esrc.ac.uk/funding-and-guidance/funding-opportunities/32152/esrcbbsrc-joint-research-call-on-epigenetics15-jan-2015.aspx

 

16.1.15 | AGA-Rome Foundation: Functional GI and Motility Disorders Pilot Research Award

The intent of the award is to stimulate research in the areas of functional GI and motility disorders by providing time for investigators to obtain new data that can ultimately lead to subsequent grant applications for more substantial funding and duration. Funding: $50,000 for 1 year.

http://ucblog.gastro.org/aga-foundation/grants/agarome-foundation-functional-gi-and-motility-disorders-pilot-research-award

 

20.1.15 | International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP): Early Career Research Grants Program (nonprofit orientation)

IASP members may apply for funding if starting an independent career, within 6 years of final degree, for projects that present a balance of all aspects of pain research, including the clinical, social, and basic sciences. Awards are $20,000 for one year.

http://www.iasp-pain.org/Education/GrantDetail.aspx?ItemNumber=712

 

20.1 | Breast Cancer Research Foundation-AACR: Career Development Awards for Translational Breast Cancer Research

Aim: to promote and support innovative research designed to accelerate the discovery, development, and application of new agents to treat breast cancer and/or for pre-clinical research with direct therapeutic intent. Limited to junior faculty who, at the start of the grant term, will have completed their most recent doctoral degree or medical residency within the past 11 years. The research proposed for funding must be translational in nature. Funding: $138K over 2 years.

http://www.aacr.org/Funding/Pages/Funding-Detail.aspx?ItemID=32#.VGhTgTSsU-O

 

23.1 | Alzheimer's Research UK: Various opportunities

ARUK funds research into causes, cures, preventions, diagnoses and treatments for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. These include vascular dementia, dementia with Lewy bodies, and frontotemporal dementias. The lead applicant and point of contact must be based in a UK academic/research institution. However, the application can include researchers or institutions outside the UK. Funding: Major project-£1 million over up to 5 yrs; Research Fellowships-up to £20K/yr for 3 yrs, Senior Research Fellowship-£420K for 4 yrs, Interdisciplinary research-£250K for 3 yrs.

http://www.alzheimersresearchuk.org/grant-schemes/

 

27.1.15 | Department of Health and Human Services, National Cancer Institute (NCI): Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPOREs) in Human Cancers for Years 2015 and 2016 (P50)

A letter of intent is not required or binding, but they are requested to be submitted 30-days prior to application due date. Funds up to $2.3-million per year over 5 year project. This opportunity will support state-of-the-art investigator-initiated translational research that will contribute to improved prevention, early detection, diagnosis, and treatment of an organ-specific cancer (or a related group of cancers). The research supported through this program must be translational in nature and must always be focused on knowledge of human biology stemming from research using cellular, molecular, structural, biochemical, and/or genetic experimental approaches. Eligibility: this opportunity permits a foreign component on a U.S. institution led project. Other possible deadlines for this opportunity are: 19.5.15, 22.9.15, 27.1.16, 19.5.16, and 22.9.16.

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-14-353.html#_Section_III._Eligibility

 

30.1.15 | National Pancreas Foundation: Research Grants

Aim: studies in the field of pancreatic diseases, particularly those in the areas of pancreatic carcinoma, and all forms of pancreatitis. Studies more closely related to diabetes will not be accepted. Funding: up to $50K for one year.

http://www.pancreasfoundation.org/research/grants-and-awards/

 

30.1 | International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS):

-Frontiers in Anesthesia Research Award

The award is intended to foster innovation and creativity by an individual researcher in the anesthesiology field, funding projects with significant originality and scientific excellence. Proposed projects must have direct relevance to the future development of anesthesiology, and play a critical role in the scientific evolution of a novel concept. Funding: $750K over 3 years.

-Mentored Research Awards

Intended to support investigations that will further the understanding of clinical practice in anesthesiology and related sciences. Funding: up to $150,000 over 2 years.  Four research projects will be selected annually.

(Applicants must be members of IARS)

http://www.iars.org/awards/

 

31.1 | International Progressive MS Alliance: Collaborative Network Award

Purpose: leverage global collaborative networks of excellence engaged in pre-clinical and/or clinical translational research, designed to accelerate the development of therapies for progressive MS. Networks must consist of at least 3 organizations, from at least 3 countries. Funding: Planning stage- € 50K, 1 year, 10 awards; Second stage- up to € 1 million / year for 4 years.

http://www.progressivemsalliance.org/research/collaborative-network-award/

 

31.1.15 | UNESCO: PhosAgro/UNESCO/IUPAC research grants in green chemistry

Objective: to enable young scientists (up to 35 years) to carry out innovative projects in green chemistry that advance scientific knowledge and the use of its fruits needed to respond to one or a number of the 12 (twelve) principles of green chemistry. Funding: $30,000.
Please contact Robi Guttman, 2152, if you consider applying, only one grant per institute will be awarded.

http://www.unesco.org/new/en/natural-sciences/science-technology/basic-sciences/chemistry/green-chemistry-for-life/

 

1.2.15 | FRAXA Research Grants and Postdoctoral Fellowships for Studies aimed at Treatment of Fragile X - letter of intent

Grants and fellowships program aims to encourage research aimed at finding a specific treatment for fragile X syndrome. The goal is to bring practical treatment into current medical practice as quickly as possible; therefore, preference will be given to research projects that have a clear practical application and the results of which will be shared in a timely fashion.

Program Grants: Intended for only the most translationally relevant proposals; up to $100,000/year.

Postdoctoral Fellowships: Intended for a more basic research approach;.$45,000/year for 2 years (8 total fellowships available).

** Applicant institution for this Agency has to be the Technion (as nonprofit) and researchers that consider to apply should call us to assure proper application.

http://www.fraxa.org/research/apply/

 

1.2.15 | University of Michigan: Taubman Prize for Excellence in Translational Medical Science

The prize is meant to recognize work in the crucial field of translational research being conducted by the clinician-scientist who has done the most to transform laboratory discoveries into clinical applications for patients suffering from disease. Prize amount: $100,000. Self-nomination is permitted.

http://www.taubmaninstitute.org/taubman-prize

 

1.2.15| EFSD and Novo Nordisk: Partnership for Diabetes Research in Europe

Accept applications from all fields of diabetes research and including both basic and clinical research. Funding: €100,000 for basic research projects and €400,000 for clinical research projects. The duration of each award will depend upon the needs of the project.

http://www.europeandiabetesfoundation.org/index.php/ct-menu-item-5/14-sample-data-articles/230-efsd-novo-partnership

 

1.2.15 | American Academy of Optometry: Clinical Research Award – Letter of Intent

Purpose of the project is to answer clinically meaningful questions that will have a significant impact on patient care in optometry, and to provide a mechanism for Academy Fellows to conduct clinical research. Awards are up to $100,000 (direct costs only) and must be completed within two years. Applicants must be Academy Fellows in good standing, investigator group must devote at least 60% of effort to clinical practice outside of an academic institution.

http://www.aaopt.org/clinical-research-award

 

2.2.15 | Volkswagen Foundation: Integration of Molecular Components in Functional Macroscopic Systems – Pre-proposals

To promote the advancement of molecular or nanoscale units to more complex functional systems at a macroscopic scale. The challenge lies in exploring the missing link between the macroscopic and the nano level. For this reason, the Foundation addresses the need to encompass the complete related research chain, from the production of nano-components, through their integration in larger systems, their controllability and manipulation, as well as proof of functional capability, up to and including the production of prototype devices or components. Proposals should therefore integrate at least 2 of these steps. The initiative is aimed at scientists drawn from the disciplines of chemistry, physics and biology, whereby the Foundation may also consider engineering sciences and medicine. The funding will be initially for 3 years, with possible extension of further 3 years.

http://goo.gl/NdFTHA

http://www.volkswagenstiftung.de/fileadmin/downloads/merkblaetter/MB_92_e.pdf

 

2.2.15 | Sarcoma Foundation of America: Research Grant

Objective: support of research on the etiology, molecular biology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of human sarcomas, involving the development of novel agents against Sarcoma, or research that could potentially lead to the development of novel agents against Sarcoma. The SFA only accepts applications that focus on the following areas:

Omic characterization of sarcomas and definition of novel targets

Omic patterns of sensitivity and resistance to existing agents

• Systemic therapy combinations

• Immunotherapy

Funding: $50K for one year.

http://www.curesarcoma.org/research/apply-for-a-grant/

 

2.2 | Cooley’s Anemia Foundation: Thalassemia Research Grants

Support for ongoing clinical research in thalassemia: Supports innovative small-scale pilot studies, observational trials, or ancillary support for ongoing interventional studies from all disciplines that address one or more of the following: fertility, pregnancy and family planning; quality of life/psychosocial; burden of disease, cardiac issues and iron overload. Investigators must interact directly with patients or patient-related data. Funding: $40, 000 for 1 year with a possibility of one year renewal.

Clinical trials in thalassemia cell and gene therapy grant award: Aim: to facilitate clinical trials in Cell and Gene Therapy to advance a cure for thalassemia. Both phase I (safety) and phase II (efficacy) trials are eligible for support. Funding: up to $60,000 for 1 year with possibility of one year renewal.

Research fellowships: Postdoctoral and junior faculty clinical or basic research investigators focused on the understanding or treatment of thalassemia. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, studies of globin gene regulation, globin gene transfer and expression, fetal hemoglobin production, hematopoietic stem cell research, bone marrow transplantation, iron chelation and iron overload, endocrine and cardiac disorders in thalassemia, and transfusion therapy and its complications. Funding: $32,500 for 1 year with possibility of a one year renewal.

http://www.thalassemia.org/caf-accepting-applications-for-research-grants-fellowships/

 

2.2 | North American Spine Society (NASS): Various grants - Letter of Proposal

NASS supports basic, clinical and translational science with the goal to improve quality spine care for patients and understanding of underlying disorders. Any spine-related proposal will be considered. Grant types: Research grants, Young Investigator grants, Nontraditional Nonsurgical Treatment Grants. Funding: There is no formal limit but it is recommended that grant budgets not exceed $50K/year for 1-2 years.

https://www.spine.org/Pages/ResearchClinicalCare/FundMyResearch/FundingOpportunities.aspx

 

3.2 | Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF): Strategic Research Agreements – Project Concept

Designed to provide research funding for single or multiple investigators to address critical gaps and challenges and potential breakthroughs in Type 1 diabetes research. The budget and duration of funding are variable and continued funding is based on satisfactory effort and quarterly progress on milestones.

http://jdrf.org/grant-center/grant-opportunities-and-deadlines/

http://jdrf.org/grant-center/information-for-applicants/grant-mechanism-descriptions/strategic-research-agreements/

 

4.2 | National MS Society (NMSS): Research Grants - Pre-Application

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. NMSS supports studies for terms of 1-5 years

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

 

12.2.15 (opens 8.12.14) | USAID: BAA for Powering Agriculture – An Energy Grand Challenge for Development

The objective of PAEGC is to support new and sustainable approaches to accelerate the development and deployment of Clean Energy Solutions for increasing agriculture productivity and/or value in developing countries. Such solutions are those that integrate clean energy technologies and innovative business models to: (i) Enhance agricultural yields/productivity; (ii) Decrease post-harvest loss; (iii) Improve farmer and agribusiness income generating opportunities and revenues; and/or (iv) Increase energy efficiency and associated savings within the operations of farms and agribusinesses - while stimulating low carbon economic growth within the agriculture sector of developing countries. PAEGC has two funding windows:

Funding Window 1 – Clean Energy Solution Design:

This Funding Window is for new clean energy technologies and business models that show promise of being viable in supporting the objective of PAEGC, but have yet to demonstrate their proven applicability in a developing country context through extensive field tests. These Clean Energy Solutions, may be at the early stages of research and development (R&D), and could benefit from PAEGC funding to refine/improve the design of the technologies, establish proof of concept, pilot field tests, and adapt technologies/business models for a new markets. All awards made through this Funding Window for ‘early stage’ development of Clean Energy Solutions will be up to $500,000 USD. All Applicants that receive awards through this Funding Window are encouraged to demonstrate a Cost-Share contribution of at least 15 percent (up to 75,000) of the total award value. Please consult with Robi Guttman regarding the cost share.

Funding Window 2 – Clean Energy Solutions Scale-up/Commercial Growth:

This Funding Window is intended to support clean energy technologies and business models that have been successfully piloted in a developing country/emerging market on a small scale, and are now ready for market expansion and scaling-up/

These Applicants may seek PAEGC funding for commercial activities, including but not limited to: adaptation of the innovation for larger scale production, market adoption, and distribution. Awards made through this Funding Window will be between $500,000 USD and $2,000,000 USD. All Applicants that receive awards through this Funding Window shall demonstrate a 35 percent Cost-Share contribution. Please consult with Robi Guttman regarding the cost share.

http://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=269552

 

15.2.15 | Radiological Society of North America (RSNA): Research Seed Grant 

To enable all levels of investigators throughout the world in defining objectives and testing hypotheses in preparation of major grant applications to corporations, foundations, and governmental agencies. The seed data from these projects will indicate feasibility and appropriateness of the research prior to applying for funds from other agencies.

Funding: up to $40K for a 1-year project to support the preliminary or pilot phase of scientific projects. Any area of research related to the radiologic sciences. Very few awards were made outside US.

http://www.rsna.org/Research_Seed_Grant.aspx

 

15.2 | European Foundation for the Study of Diabetes (EFSD):

* Research Fellowships: The objective of the EFSD/Lilly Research Fellowships is to encourage innovative research in the fields of diabetes and its complications, and to promote excellence in medical education. Applicants should have demonstrated their ability in the field of diabetes research. Funding is €50,000. Eligible is any paid-up member of EASD under the age of 38 years on 1 January in the year of the award.

* Rising Star Fellowship: Funded by Novo Nordisk, aims to award four promising and innovative young researchers.  Preference will be given to individuals who have consistently pursued a well-defined and innovative research line, leading to publications in high impact peer reviewed journals. Funding is €30,000. Selected candidates will have the opportunity to present an overview of their past and ongoing research activities during a multidisciplinary research symposium at this year’s EASD Annual Meeting.  Eligible is any paid-up member of EASD under the age of 38 years on 1 January in the year of the award.

http://www.europeandiabetesfoundation.org/index.php/ct-menu-item-5#15-february-2014-efsd-lilly-research-fellowships

 

16.2 | Epilepsy Foundation: Multiple opportunities - LOI

- New Therapy-Commercialization Grants: Support the commercialization of novel approaches to the treatment of epilepsy, serving as a catalyst for moving innovative therapies from the laboratory to the patient. Applicants must demonstrate background work beyond the basic science discovery stage. Matching grants are encouraged.

- Epilepsy Innovation Seal of Excellence Award: The program seeks to advance the development of new therapies including but not limited to medicines, biologics or devices. All proposals must demonstrate a clear path from the lab to the patient and are evaluated with consideration for their potential value to patients, and likelihood of successful development. Funding: $25K.

http://www.epilepsy.com/node/2012476

 

23.2.15 | NIH: Non-Traditional Therapeutics that Limit Antibacterial Resistance (R21/R23)

Proof-of-concept for novel non-traditional therapeutics that provides alternative treatment modalities for infected patients and address the threat of antibiotic resistance. A non-traditional therapeutic is defined as an antibacterial agent/approach with a mechanism of action that differs from traditional small-molecule bactericidal and bacteriostatic agents, and would not be likely to promote development of resistance to existing antibiotics. Responsive projects must target bacterial pathogens listed in the CDC Antibiotic resistance threats in the US, 2013 report designated as “Urgent Threats” including Clostridium difficile, Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) and Drug-resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae, or “Serious Threats”, especially those focused on the “ESKAPE” bacteria, i.e., Enterococcus faecium, Staphylococcus aureus, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Acinetobacter baumannii, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and extended-spectrum beta lactamase (ESBL) positive bacteria (e.g., Escherichia coli and Enterobacter species). Included within the non-traditional therapeutic category are small molecules that do not directly target bacterial viability or growth but instead modulate virulence or pathogenicity. Also included are biological interventions such as bacteriophage, therapeutic bacteria or biologicals capable of modifying or restoring microbial communities for the purpose of treating or preventing infections. Examples of potential approaches include, but are not limited to: Therapeutic bacteria / Bacteriophage / Bacteriocins / Anti-virulence strategies or therapeutics that target nonessential bacterial virulence factors / Adjunctive combination therapies / Therapeutic vaccines.  Funding Instrument: R21, Exploratory/Developmental Grants with $275,000 over 2 years.

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AI-14-066.html#_Section_III._Eligibility

 

28.2.15 | Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy (FSH) Society – Basic Research Grants, Research Fellowships, and Postdoctoral Fellowships

Funds research relevant to an understanding of the molecular genetics and cause of Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy.

*Grants: Support will be given for research projects expected to contribute to identifying and understanding the basic defect in 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.

Awards are for $30,000 to $45,000 per year for one year with possibility of 2nd year.

*Senior Researcher Fellowship and Postdoctoral Fellowship: Support will be given for research projects that contribute to identifying and understanding the basic defect of FSHD. The range of awards for fellowships is typically between $30,000 and $50,000. Fellowships are usually for one year, with the possibility of renewal for up to three years. Fellowships may be renewed for second and third years, subject to satisfactory progress reports at nine months.

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

 

1.3.15 | The Ataxia-Telangiectasia Children’s Project: Research Grant Program

Grant awards are made for basic and translational research related to A-T. The focus is on: translational research; clinical studies; and innovative and novel strategies for suggesting, developing and evaluating specific disease-modifying and symptomatic interventions. Funding is for 1-2 year projects up to a max of $75K per year. A Letter of Intent is not required. However, prior to submission of a full-length proposal, applicants seeking Scientific Advisory Board input may submit a Letter of Intent.

https://www.communityatcp.org/GrantGuidelines

 

1.3.15 | invisalign: 2015 Worldwide Align Scanner Research Awards

The science and technology behind clear aligner treatment has advanced significantly in the past 3-5 years. In order to continue improving this treatment modality, Align Technology is investing up to $200,000 USD internationally for university-based scientific research related to clear aligner therapy. Priority is given to projects whose objectives directly benefit the treatment of patients with clear aligners. This program provides research funding for full- and part-time university faculty involved in orthodontic scientific research, but applicants may also be non-orthodontic scientists whose work would contribute to the improvement and understanding of clear aligner orthodontic therapy. Projects funded are $25,000 for one year of study.

https://learn.invisalign.com/internationalresearch

 

2.3.15 | The Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation, Inc.: The Dreyfus Prize in the Chemical Sciences

The Dreyfus Prize in the Chemical Sciences is awarded to an individual in a selected area of chemistry to recognize exceptional and original research that has advanced the field in a major way. The prize is awarded biennially and consists of a monetary award of $250,000, a medal, and a citation. Any person may nominate a candidate for the Dreyfus Prize. Self-nominations are not accepted. Present Dreyfus Foundation Directors, Advisors, consultants, previous Dreyfus Prize winners, and Nobel Laureates are not eligible. The prize is generally awarded to an individual. If the cited advance is substantially interdisciplinary, those aspects that represent original chemistry should be clear.

http://dreyfus.org/awards/prize.shtml

 

6.3.15 | Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) - Funding opportunities - LOI:

- Assessment of Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment for projects that address critical decisions that patients, their caregivers and clinicians face with too little information.

- Improving Healthcare Systems for projects that address critical decisions that face health care systems, the patients and caregivers who rely on them, and the clinicians who work within them.

- Communication and Dissemination for projects that address critical elements in the communication and dissemination process among patients, their caregivers and clinicians.

- Addressing Disparities – for projects that will inform the choice of strategies to eliminate disparities.

- Improving Methods for Conducting Patient-Centered Outcomes Research

Funding for all programs: limitation $500K/year.

* Foreign organizations may apply, as long as there is demonstrable benefit to the US healthcare system and US efforts in the area of patient-centered research can be clearly shown.

http://www.pcori.org/funding-opportunities/funding-announcements/upcoming-opportunities/

 

9.3.15 | Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA):

IARPA invests in high-risk, high-payoff research on most difficult challenges of the Intelligence Community (IC). Awards for up to 12 months with no pre-defined budget restrictions. Can be submitted any time untill March 2015 but earlier application may have better chance to benefit from present year budget.

Office of Smart Collection, BAA-14-01 - Focuses on improving the value of collected data from all sources. The Office seeks to achieve this goal by, developing new sensor and transmission technologies, new collection techniques that more precisely target desired information, and means for collecting information from previously inaccessible sources. In addition, the Office pursues new mechanisms for combining information gathered from multiple sources to enhance the quality, reliability, and utility of collected information. Examples for topics of interest: (1) Sensor technologies that dramatically improve the reach, sensitivity, size, weight, power and duration for collection of broad signal or signature types; (2) Approaches for assessing and quantifying the ecological-validity of behavioral, neuro- and social science research; (3) Tagging, Tracking, and Location (TTL) techniques; (4) Automated methods for sensor data fusion without predefined interface descriptions...

https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=70286b31155fea374b6f5d602112c999&tab=core&_cview=0

Office of Incisive Analysis. BAA-14-02 - Focuses on maximizing insights from the massive, disparate, unreliable and dynamic data that are—or could be—available to analysts, in a timely manner. We are pursuing new sources of information from existing and novel data. The programs are in diverse technical disciplines but must: (1) Involve potential transition partners at all stages, beginning with the definition of success; (2) Create technologies that can earn the trust of the analyst user by providing the reasoning for results; (3) Address uncertainty and data provenance explicitly. Examples for research areas: Forecasting, Human judgment, Machine learning, Logic and critical thinking, Knowledge discovery, Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive Bias, Decision making, Behavioral science, Tradecraft, Data sense-making, Linguistics, Language, Semantics, Culture and more. See more topics in the full RFP.

https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=51984cda8004df6a94f8d6b11da0ee61&tab=core&_cview=0  

Office of Safe and Secure Operations (SSO), BAA-14-03 - Focuses on the Intelligence Community’s ability to operate freely and effectively in an often hostile and increasingly interdependent and resource-constrained environment. This BAA solicits research that explores or demonstrates the feasibility of revolutionary concepts in computation, trust establishment and maintenance, and detecting and deflecting hostile intent. Examples include: (1) Computational methods, including algorithms, based on models other than digital Turing machines and platforms other than CMOS whose attributes are matched to efficient or secure solution of intelligence problems (e.g., optical, analog, biomolecular, neuromorphic, quantum, and hybrid computing systems); (2) Optimization methods at both the component and system levels; (3) Detection, classification, and mitigation of attempts by adversaries to compromise safety and security, including, but not limited to penetration and manipulation of electronic infrastructure; and more.

https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=a764ab8aa604142bf3b6e091096f2466&tab=core&_cview=0

IARPA research links:

http://www.iarpa.gov/index.php/research-programs

http://www.iarpa.gov/index.php/working-with-iarpa/open-solicitations

 

12.3.15 | Shwachman-Diamond Syndrome Foundation (SDSF): Research Grants - Letter of Intent

SDSF is accepting grant requests for research relevant to this disease. Any innovative research proposal that is relevant to SDS will be considered. The following are areas of particular interest:

- Investigate or evaluate potential novel therapies or potential novel therapeutic strategies

- Evaluate predictors of bone marrow abnormalities to determine their correlation with the disease

- Determine the causes of and investigate treatments for bone marrow failure and leukemia

- Evaluate protocols and regimens for bone marrow transplants

- Evaluate causes and investigate treatments for graft vs. host disease and other infections of post bone marrow transplants

- Investigations related to adult patient presentation, management, and care including transition from pediatric-centered to adult care

Funding: up to $35,000/year for up to 2 years.

http://www.shwachman-diamond.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=42&Itemid=174

 

15.3.15 | Fats and Proteins Research Foundation (FPRF): Research on rendered animal products - Pre-Proposals

Research Project Proposals with objectives to increase the utilization of animal co-products. For the near term, FPRF will focus work in aquaculture, swine, and poultry nutrition aiming directly at gaps in the current knowledge necessary for diet formulators, including critical work in nutritional characteristics of rendered products. Funding: in recent years, FPRF has averaged approximately 5 grants per year at a level of $45,000 each.

http://www.fprf.org

 

16.3.15 | Merck Serono:

Grant for Multiple Sclerosis Innovation

Grant will be awarded to support promising translational research projects to improve understanding of MS for the ultimate benefit of patients. Potential research topics include: MS pathogenesis, response to treatment and prediction of MS subtypes, identification of predictive or surrogate markers to allow better clinical decisions using currently available treatments as well as any potential new treatments, innovative patient support programmes, mobile health devices, or patient-reported outcomes. Applicants must have preliminary data to support their proposal. Funding: up to €1,000,000 will be awarded to one or more selected projects.

http://www.grantformultiplesclerosisinnovation.org/en/about_the_grant/about_the_grant.html

Grant for Oncology Innovation - Letter of Intent

For Letter of intent template, write to goi@merckgroup.com to express interest

Seeking innovative research projects that have the potential to advance the implementation of personalised treatment for solid tumours. Potential research topics: molecular biomarkers or new targeted treatments, technology platforms for the routine analysis of molecular biomarkers, side effect management and platforms or tools which allow patients to access individualised treatment. Funding: up to € 1,000,000 to one or more selected projects.

http://www.grantforoncologyinnovation.org/en/about_the_grant/about_the_grant.html

 

31.3.2015 | Global Learning X Prize: Software Solution for Literacy (Registration by 31.3.2015, Entry: 30.9.2016)

Aim: to develop open source and scalable software that will enable children in developing countries to teach themselves basic reading, writing and arithmetic. Funding: Total-$15 million; 5 finalists-$1 million each; Grand prize-$10 million. Registration Fee: $500.

http://learning.xprize.org/about/guidelines

 

1.4 | 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

 

15.4.15 | International Brain Research Organization (IBRO): 10th IBRO/Kemali Prize in Basic or Clinical Neuroscience

The Tenth International Prize of €25,000 will be awarded in 2015 to a scientist less than 45 years of age on December 31, 2014 who has made outstanding contributions to Basic or Clinical Neuroscience. Self-nominations are welcome.

http://ibro.info/news/10th-ibrokemali-prize-call-for-nominations/

 

24.4.15 | Worldwide Cancer Research Foundation (formerly AICR): Research Grants

Goal: to support research (fundamental or translational) that might reduce the incidence of cancer or improve cancer survival: causes, mechanisms, diagnosis, treatment or prevention of cancer. Funding: up to £250K over 1-3 years.

http://www.worldwidecancerresearch.org/funding/what-to-consider-before-applying

 

30.4.15 | Institut Mérieux: Research Grants Programme

Application deadlines in 2015: January 6 / April 30 / October 2

Institut Mérieux strategic fields of interest are: infectious diseases, cancer, cardiovascular diseases and food and water safety/nutrition/health. Mérieux grants are open to basic, clinical-and/or technology-driven research projects. Grant application requires a 3 pages proposal + CV. Two types of Grants are available:

Advanced Research Grants: provide €100K - €200K for 2 years and are dedicated to very innovative projects.

Starting Research Grants: provide €40K for 2 years and are dedicated to very promising projects that will need further nurturing.

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

http://www.institut-merieux.com/include/pdf/merieux_researchgrantsdescription.pdf

 

4.5.15 | Spencer Foundation: Lyle Spencer Research Awards- Letter of Intent

The Lyle Spencer Research Award intended for advancing understanding of education practice and Its Improvement. Will be awarded to support an outstanding, challenging, original, and constructive research. Funding: up to $1,000,000. It is suggested that the proposals will fall into one of these broad categories:

1. Studies that focus more or less directly on teaching and learning processes themselves, at the classroom level (or in instructional settings outside classrooms).

2. Studies that pay attention to the larger policy and institutional environments within which educational transactions take place. Studies that aim at better understanding how different ways of defining, measuring, and rewarding teacher performance affect teachers’ professional goals, time use, and understanding of success.

3. The development of improved measurement tools, stronger theoretical frameworks and analytical methods, and the development of new databases and the archiving of data bases we have, as an essential to improvement in education.

http://www.spencer.org/content.cfm/lyle-spencer-research-awards

 

19.5.15 | Department of Health and Human Services, National Cancer Institute (NCI): Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPOREs) in Human Cancers for Years 2015 and 2016 (P50)

A letter of intent is not required or binding, but they are requested to be submitted 30-days prior to application due date. Funds up to $2.3-million per year over 5 year project. This opportunity will support state-of-the-art investigator-initiated translational research that will contribute to improved prevention, early detection, diagnosis, and treatment of an organ-specific cancer (or a related group of cancers). The research supported through this program must be translational in nature and must always be focused on knowledge of human biology stemming from research using cellular, molecular, structural, biochemical, and/or genetic experimental approaches. Eligibility: this opportunity permits a foreign component on a U.S. institution led project. Other possible deadlines for this opportunity are: 22.9.15, 27.1.16, 19.5.16, and 22.9.16.

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-14-353.html#_Section_III._Eligibility

 

31.5 | Nesta Longitude Prize: Diagnostic Test for Bacterial Infections

(Recurring deadline every 4 months thereafter)

The challenge set for the Longitude Prize is to create a cost-effective, accurate, rapid and easy-to-use point-of-care diagnostic test for bacterial infections that will allow health professionals worldwide to administer the right antibiotics at the right time and will help conserve antibiotics for future generations. The test must be accurate, rapid, affordable, easy-to-use and available to anyone, anywhere in the world. It will identify when antibiotics are needed and, if they are, which ones to use.

The team must include a member which has a presence in the United Kingdom (UK office, UK company or organization/institution).

Funding: £10 million prize

http://longitudeprize.org/

 

15.6 | American Psychological Foundation (APF): David Wechsler Early Career Grant for Innovative Work in Cognition

The David Wechsler Early Career Grant for Innovative Work in Cognition supports early career psychologists pursuing innovative work in neuropsychology, intelligence and/or the assessment aspects of cognition. Those who work on positive applied neuropsychology are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be no more than seven years postdoctoral. Funding: up t0$25K.

http://www.apa.org/apf/funding/wechsler.aspx?tab=1

 

1.7 | 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 | Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF): General Request for Proposals - Research in Sustainable Solid Waste Management

Submissions of proposals related to sustainable solid waste management practices are invited in the following areas: Waste minimization, Recycling, Waste conversion to energy, biofuels, chemicals, Strategies to promote diversion to higher and better uses, Landfilling. Desirable aspects of the above topics, in addition to or as part of hypothesis driven applied research, also include: economic or cost/benefit analyses, feasibility studies, life cycle analysis or inventory, and analyses of policies that relate to the above. Funding: From $15,000 to over $500,000, with average grant amount $160,000. Typical project duration is 2 years.

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

 

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. Deadlines for submission of White Papers for areas 1, 2, 3, 6 are: 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

 

5.8 | National MS Society (NMSS): Research Grants - Pre-Application

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. NMSS supports studies for terms of 1-5 years

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

 

22.9.15 | Department of Health and Human Services, National Cancer Institute (NCI): Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPOREs) in Human Cancers for Years 2015 and 2016 (P50)

A letter of intent is not required or binding, but they are requested to be submitted 30-days prior to application due date. Funds up to $2.3-million per year over 5 year project. This opportunity will support state-of-the-art investigator-initiated translational research that will contribute to improved prevention, early detection, diagnosis, and treatment of an organ-specific cancer (or a related group of cancers). The research supported through this program must be translational in nature and must always be focused on knowledge of human biology stemming from research using cellular, molecular, structural, biochemical, and/or genetic experimental approaches. Eligibility: this opportunity permits a foreign component on a U.S. institution led project. Other possible deadlines for this opportunity are: 27.1.16, 19.5.16, and 22.9.16.

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-14-353.html#_Section_III._Eligibility

 

7.10 | 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

 

2.10.15 | Institut Mérieux: Research Grants Programme

Application deadlines in 2015: January 6 / April 30 / October 2

Institut Mérieux strategic fields of interest are: infectious diseases, cancer, cardiovascular diseases and food and water safety/nutrition/health. Mérieux grants are open to basic, clinical-and/or technology-driven research projects. Grant application requires a 3 pages proposal + CV. Two types of Grants are available:

Advanced Research Grants: provide €100K - €200K for 2 years and are dedicated to very innovative projects.

Starting Research Grants: provide €40K for 2 years and are dedicated to very promising projects that will need further nurturing.

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

http://www.institut-merieux.com/include/pdf/merieux_researchgrantsdescription.pdf

 

27.1.16 | Department of Health and Human Services, National Cancer Institute (NCI): Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPOREs) in Human Cancers for Years 2015 and 2016 (P50)

A letter of intent is not required or binding, but they are requested to be submitted 30-days prior to application due date. Funds up to $2.3-million per year over 5 year project. This opportunity will support state-of-the-art investigator-initiated translational research that will contribute to improved prevention, early detection, diagnosis, and treatment of an organ-specific cancer (or a related group of cancers). The research supported through this program must be translational in nature and must always be focused on knowledge of human biology stemming from research using cellular, molecular, structural, biochemical, and/or genetic experimental approaches. Eligibility: this opportunity permits a foreign component on a U.S. institution led project. Other possible deadlines for this opportunity are: 19.5.16, and 22.9.16.

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-14-353.html#_Section_III._Eligibility

 

19.5.16 | Department of Health and Human Services, National Cancer Institute (NCI): Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPOREs) in Human Cancers for Years 2015 and 2016 (P50)

A letter of intent is not required or binding, but they are requested to be submitted 30-days prior to application due date. Funds up to $2.3-million per year over 5 year project. This opportunity will support state-of-the-art investigator-initiated translational research that will contribute to improved prevention, early detection, diagnosis, and treatment of an organ-specific cancer (or a related group of cancers). The research supported through this program must be translational in nature and must always be focused on knowledge of human biology stemming from research using cellular, molecular, structural, biochemical, and/or genetic experimental approaches. Eligibility: this opportunity permits a foreign component on a U.S. institution led project. One possible deadline for this opportunity is: 22.9.16.

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-14-353.html#_Section_III._Eligibility

 

22.9.16 | Department of Health and Human Services, National Cancer Institute (NCI): Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPOREs) in Human Cancers for Years 2015 and 2016 (P50)

A letter of intent is not required or binding, but they are requested to be submitted 30-days prior to application due date. Funds up to $2.3-million per year over 5 year project. This opportunity will support state-of-the-art investigator-initiated translational research that will contribute to improved prevention, early detection, diagnosis, and treatment of an organ-specific cancer (or a related group of cancers). The research supported through this program must be translational in nature and must always be focused on knowledge of human biology stemming from research using cellular, molecular, structural, biochemical, and/or genetic experimental approaches. Eligibility: this opportunity permits a foreign component on a U.S. institution led project.

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-14-353.html#_Section_III._Eligibility

 

* 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.

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

 

Cancer Research:

 

Solving Kids’ Cancers: The Therapeutic Development Initiative (TDI) - neuroblastoma, pediatric CNS tumors and/or sarcomas

TDI supports clinical testing of promising therapies that may significantly improve treatment for children with pediatric cancer. Final pre-clinical work that is requisite to the submission of a protocol may be considered in certain circumstances. The clinical study must focus on neuroblastoma, pediatric CNS tumors and/or sarcomas. Additional pediatric cancer types included in the study protocol may be acceptable. Funding: $50K - $600K over 2 years

http://solvingkidscancer.org/work/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. Funding can be awarded over one to three years.

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

 

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. 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/funding-process

 

Union for International Cancer Control (UICC): International Cancer Technology Transfer (ICRETT) Fellowships

The objectives of this one month fellowship are to facilitate rapid international transfer of cancer research and clinical technology, to exchange knowledge and enhance skills in basic, clinical, behavioural and epidemiological research and cancer control and prevention and to acquire appropriate clinical management, diagnostic and therapeutic expertise for effective application and use in the home organization upon return. Target candidates: Investigators, public health professionals (who hold at least a BSc or BA), and clinicians,(who are established in oncology practice and hold as a minimum an MD degree). Funding: $3400 for one month.

http://www.uicc.org/programmes/global-education-and-training-initiative-geti/fellowships

 

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 interests 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

 

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

 

Neurological Disorders and NeuroScience:

 

Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF)

Rapid Response Innovation Awards: supports high-risk, high-reward projects with little-to-no existing preliminary data, but with potential to significantly impact on understanding or treatment of PD. Funding: $75K / one year.

Neurotrophic Factors Challenge 2014: one year grants of $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: one year grants of $125K for 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

LRRK2 Challenge 2014: one year grants of $125K 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: PD 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 PD Consortium / PD Smartphone Data Challenge. Researchers may request access to these resources with or without funding requests (up to $250K).

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

 

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.

http://www.dana.org/grants/clinical-neuroscience-research/

 

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: $50K for one year, PD Fellowship: $40,500 - $56,000 for one year.

www.hdfoundation.org/funding/grants.php

 

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. Funding: $100K for one year.

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

 

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

The program is designed to enable focused experiments to gain a deeper understanding of the mechanisms underlying autism spectrum disorders or potential therapeutic approaches. The foundation seeks investigation at multiple levels, including but not limited to gene discovery, molecular mechanisms, circuits, anatomy, and cognition and behavior. Funding: $60K, for 1 year.

http://sfari.org/funding/grants

 

Other

 

Beyond Batten Disease Foundation – rolling acceptance of LOIs

BBDF is interested in novel targets and therapeutic approaches for juvenile Batten disease. Areas of interest are outlined at agency web site. Procedure is to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) that provides a preliminary overview of the project, resource, or conference. Awards vary between $5,000 up to $2-million, with an average academic grant of $150,000 over two years.

https://beyondbatten.org/research/about-funding/

 

NIH Requests for Application (RFAs) – List of all open calls:

http://grants.nih.gov/searchGuide/Search_Guide_Results.cfm?PAsToo=0

 

NIH Project Announcements (PAs) - List of all open calls:

http://grants.nih.gov/searchGuide/Search_Guide_Results.cfm?RFAsToo=0

 

US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command: https://www.usamraa.army.mil/pages/baa_forms/index.cfm

 

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/

 

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: € 8,000.

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

 

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

 

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 $300K over 3 years.

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

 

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/research/allocation-of-funding-and-process/

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE): Research Grants – Initial request

FARE-sponsored research includes clinical trials of promising therapies, as well as studies that answer crucial questions about the causes, epidemiology, and economic and social impact of food allergies. Funding: not specified.

http://www.foodallergy.org/research/apply-for-a-grant

 

Alpha-1 Foundation: Out of-Cycle Grant Opportunities

Purpose: to support large, typically clinical grants that do not fit into the in-cycle grant program. Out-of-cycle grants can be Foundation-initiated RFA or Investigator-initiated applications. The investigator should contact the Foundation before considering applying for an out-of-cycle application.

http://alpha-1foundation.org/research-grant-opportunities/

 

Fanconi Anemia Research Fund: Multiple opportunities

Generally interested in supporting interdisciplinary and translational research efforts that effectively address one or more of the following priorities:

-To understand how alteration of the genes and their products lead to the clinical manifestations of Fanconi anemia.

-To determine the causes of bone marrow failure, myelodysplasia and leukemia in

-To define the pathogenesis of cancers that affect persons with Fanconi anemia

-To identify practical and proactive management strategies

-To support the creation of shared resources, databases and technologies

Specific RFAs include:

-HPV Serology among Fanconi Anemia patients

-Head and Neck Carcinogenesis

-Endocrine Organ Dysfunction

Proposals may be submitted at any time throughout the year.

http://www.fanconi.org/index.php/research/grant_applications

 

 

Social Sciences, Education and Humanities:

 

Gerda Henkel Foundation: Small Grants in Historical Humanities

The Foundation funds German and foreign academics in the fields of historical humanities. 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 €15K for the Small grants program. Higher amounts can be requested in the Foundation regular program.

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

 

National Center for Responsible Gaming (NCRG): Seed Grant

This program supports small research projects, in amount of $25K, that can be completed in one year. Funding priorities include:

-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.

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

 

Spencer Foundation: Philosophy in Educational Policy and Practice

Funding: up to $40K. Application submission throughout the year..

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

 

United States Institute of Peace: Middle East and North Africa Grant

Projects will focus on facilitation of democratic transitions, strengthening the rule of law, and the improvement of relations between minority, ethnic, and religious groups. 

Specific areas of priority include:

-       Rule of law, governance and transitional justice

-       Post-conflict reconciliation and conflict resolution

-       Inter-communal dialogue, projects promoting the inclusion of and better relations with minorities and ethnic groups.

-       The role of youth in conflict prevention and conflict resolution

-       The role of civil society organizations in building consensus on national reconciliation processes

-       Gender and peacebuilding

-       Media and science in peacebuilding and conflict resolution

-       Economic drivers of conflict and/or the economic impact of conflict

Awards range from $75,000 to $150,000. Some 20% of applications are funded.

http://www.usip.org/grants-fellowships/grant-opportunities/middle-east-and-north-africa-grant

 

General purpose:

 

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

 

Humboldt Foundation:

Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Awards

Awarded to outstanding accomplishments in research, if they are expected to continue producing cutting-edge academic achievements and have a lasting impact beyond their area of specialization. Academics, regardless of their discipline or nationality, may be nominated, provided that they have received their doctoral degree within the past 18 years. Award winners are invited to conduct a research project of their own choosing in Germany in close collaboration with a specialist colleague. Project duration 6-12 months. Award amount is €45,000. Self-nomination is not possible. Nomination processing normally takes up to six months, selection committee meetings are held twice a year – currently at the beginning of spring and in early autumn.

http://www.humboldt-foundation.de/web/bessel-award.html

Humboldt Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers

For highly-qualified scientists and scholars from abroad, who completed their doctorates less than 12 years ago to spend extended periods of research (6-18 months; may be divided up into a maximum of three blocks) in Germany. Candidates are expected to have their own, clearly defined research profile. Funding: fellowship of €3,150 per month. The selection committee meets every year in March, July and November.

http://www.humboldt-foundation.de/web/humboldt-fellowship-experienced.html

Humboldt Research Award

The award is granted in recognition of a researcher's entire achievements to date to academics whose fundamental discoveries, new theories, or insights have had a significant impact on their own discipline and who are expected to continue producing cutting-edge achievements in the future. Award winners are invited to spend a period of up to one year cooperating on a long-term research project with specialist colleagues at a research institution in Germany. Nominations may be submitted by established academics in Germany or by award winners of the Humboldt Foundation working abroad, provided that the nomination is made jointly with a colleague working in Germany. Direct applications are not accepted. The award is valued at €60,000. Selection Committee meetings are held twice a year – currently at the beginning of spring and in early autumn.

http://www.humboldt-foundation.de/web/humboldt-award.html

 

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 over 3 years.

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

 

DARPA - Microsystems Technology Office (MTO) – Revolutionary Research Ideas

This announcement seeks revolutionary research ideas for topics that include, but are not limited to: Advanced Imaging Architectures and Systems, Chip Scale Sensors, Electro-Optical Infrared(EO/IR) Technologies, Emerging MEMS Technologies, Enabling component technology for cold-atom microsystems, Energy-Efficient Computing, Hardware Assurance, Reliability & Validation, Hardware for Advanced Signal Processing, Heterogeneous Integration, Low Power Electronics, Low Volume Microsystems Manufacturing, Microsystem Design & CAD, Microsystems for Directed Energy, Microsystems for Precision Navigation & Timing, Microsystems for RF/Optical Transceivers, Non-Silicon Electronics, Novel Photonic Devices, Photonic & Electronic Interconnects, Processing Techniques for Imaging and Spectral Recognition, Quantum Devices, Signal Processing to Reduce Hardware Requirements, Thermal Management. Early stage research that may lead to larger MTO programs is encouraged. Funding depends on the quality of the proposals received and the availability of funds.

http://www.darpa.mil/Opportunities/Solicitations/MTO_Solicitations.aspx

 

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

 

Microsoft Azure for Research Award Program – Bi-monthly RFPs

Microsoft Research is soliciting proposals for the use of Microsoft Azure in research. We welcome research proposals from any branch of scholarly activity. We review these proposals on the fifteenth of even-numbered months (April, June, August, and so forth).

http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/projects/azure/default.aspx#award-program

 

Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF):

International Short Visits

For researchers abroad who wish to collaborate with researchers in Switzerland. During the visit, they pursue a small joint research project. The visits may last from one week to three months. The submission of an application is possible at any time, but must be deposited at least two months before the grant is due to start. Intended for all scientific disciplines. The grants include travel, room and board expenses.

http://www.snf.ch/en/funding/careers/international-short-visits/Pages/default.aspx

​International Exploratory Workshops

For researchers in Switzerland who wish to organize workshops with participants from abroad. The workshops are an opportunity for researchers from different backgrounds to meet, share new insights and increase their knowledge in a field.A grant comprises travel, room and board costs for up to ten participants from abroad. The workshops may last from two to five days. Intended for all scientific disciplines.

http://www.snf.ch/en/funding/science-communication/international-exploratory-workshops/Pages/default.aspx

 

UK Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC): The Research Networking Scheme

The scheme is intended to support forums for the discussion and exchange of ideas, through, for example, a short-term series of workshops, seminars, networking activities or other events. The aim is to stimulate new debate across boundaries, for example, disciplinary, conceptual, theoretical, methodological, and/or international. Proposals should explore new areas, be multi-institutional and can include creative or innovative approaches or entrepreneurship. Funding: up to £30,000 for up to 2 yrs.

http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/Funding-Opportunities/Pages/Research-Networking.aspx

 

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST): Measurement Science and Engineering (MSE) Research Grants

Applications will be considered on a continuing basis. Applications may be processed and considered for funding in the current fiscal year or in the next fiscal year, subject to the availability of funds. It is advised to consult with the contact person of each program before submission.

Material Measurement Laboratory (MML): research in materials science and engineering, materials measurement science, biosystems and biomaterials, biomolecular measurements, chemical sciences and applied chemicals and materials. Funding: $10K - $500K for up to 5 years. In 2013 14 grants were awarded.

Physical Measurement Laboratory (PML): research in the broad areas of mechanical metrology, semiconductors, ionizing radiation physics, medical physics, biophysics, neutron physics, atomic physics, optical technology, optoelectronics, electromagnetics, time and frequency, quantum physics, weights and measures, quantum electrical metrology, temperature, pressure, flow, far UV physics, and metrology with synchrotron radiation. Funding: $5K - $250K for up to 5 years. In 2013 30 grants were awarded.

Engineering Laboratory (EL): research in the following fields: machine tool and machining process metrology; advanced manufacturing; intelligent systems and information systems integration for applications in manufacturing; structures, construction metrology and automation; inorganic materials; polymeric materials; heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVAC & R) equipment performance; mechanical systems and controls; heat transfer and alternative energy systems; computer integrated building processes; indoor air quality and ventilation; earthquake risk reduction for buildings and infrastructure; smart grid; windstorm impact reduction; applied economics; and fire research. Funding: $5K - $500K for up to 5 years. In 2013 20 grants were awarded.

Information Technology Laboratory (ITL): research in the broad areas of advanced network technologies, big data, cloud computing, computer forensics, information access, information processing and understanding, cybersecurity, health information technology, human factors and usability, mathematical and computational sciences, mathematical foundations of measurement science for information systems; a metrology infrastructure for modeling and simulation smart grid, software testing, and statistics for metrology. Funding: $10K - $500K for up to 5 years. In 2013 23 grants were awarded.

NIST Center for Neutron Research (NCNR): research involving neutron scattering and the development of innovative technologies that advance the state-of-the-art in neutron research. Funding: $25K - $100K for up to 5 years. In 2013 3 grants were awarded.

Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology (CNST): research in nanotechnology specifically aimed at developing essential measurement and fabrication methods and technology in support of all phases of nanotechnology development, from discovery to production; conducting collaborative research with CNST staff scientists and engineers; and supporting researchers visiting CNST to conduct such collaborative research. Funding: $15K - $100K for up to 5 years. In 2013 2 grants were awarded.

Office of Special Programs (OSP): research in the broad areas of greenhouse gas and climate science measurements, Funding: $25K - $1,500K over 5 years; law enforcement standards, Funding: $25K - $1,200K over 5 years; and measurement science for energy research, Funding: $25K to $1,000K for up to 5 years.

Associate Director for Laboratory Programs (ADLP): research in chemistry, materials, physics, engineering, infrastructure, information technology, neutron research and nanotechnology. Additional information about the ADLP and ADLP Programs may be obtained at http://www.nist.gov/director/adlp.cfm. Funding: $5K - $100K for up to 5 years.

http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=251835

 

Lloyd's Register Foundation: Research Grants for Engineering-related Research Enhancing Safety – Pre-application

Aim: to support engineering-related research, that makes a real difference in improving the safety of the critical infrastructure on which modern society relies. Priority areas include:

-Structural integrity and systems performance;

-Resilience engineering;

-Human and social factors;

-Emergent technologies

(See examples of funded projects in Case Studies #4, #5 here: http://www.lrfoundation.org.uk/funding/case-studies/).

Support provided to both fundamental, low-TRL (technology readiness level) research and more applied technology development. Duration: prefer longer-term research (provide examples of 4-5 years).  Please contact us (Robi 2152, robertg@trdf,technion.ac.il, Michal, 1745, michall@trdf.technion.ac.il) if considering to submit, to verify IP issues.

http://www.lrfoundation.org.uk/funding/