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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:

 

31.3 | Dahlia Greidenger Cancer Fund: Research Grants for young researchers

קרן דליה גרידינגר ז"ל למלחמה בסרטן: קול קורא לתמיכה בחוקרים צעירים בתחום הסרטן

הקרן מסייעת במימון מחקרים חדשים בנושא המלחמה בסרטן של חוקרים צעירים (עד גיל 40) בתחילת דרכם. מימון: 100 אלף ₪ לשנתיים.

http://www.technion.ac.il/~research/Greidinger_Fund_2015.pdf

 

31.3 | DFG – German Science Foundation: Research Grant for Cooperation with Israel

Aiming to strengthen cooperation between researchers in Germany and Israel, funding is aimed to forge partnerships.

http://www.dfg.de/en/research_funding/programmes/international_cooperation/research_grant_cooperation_israel/in_brief/index.html

 

1.4 | Niedersachsen - Israeli Research Projects (all disciplines)

Collaborative research projects of researchers from Israeli and Niedersachsen (Hannover, Göttingen, Braunschweig, Clausthal, Osnabrück, Oldenburg...), with preference for young researchers. Funding: €300,000 over 3 years.

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

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

List of Niedersachsen institutions: http://goo.gl/TXDkgy

 

1.4 | Ministry of Defense / MAFA’T: RFI - Quantum Communications 

משרד הביטחון/מפא"ת: קול קורא – מדגים מערכתי לתקשורת קוונטית

הצעות לרעיונות ומחקרים שיתרמו לפיתוח פתרונות וטכנולוגיות רלבנטיים לצורך בחינת התנעת פעילות למימוש מדגים מערכתי לתקשורת קוונטית. יתרון להצעות מחקר המערבות שת"פ בין קבוצות מחקר שונות ובין אקדמיה לתעשיה.

http://tx.technion.ac.il/~research/20150401_MAFAT_Quantum_Communications.pdf

 

2.4 | US Israel Binational Agricultural Research and Development Fund (BARD): NIFA-BARD– Multiple opportunities- LOI

Israeli scientists may join a US scientist/team applying for grants. Funding: up to $200K for 3 years for Israeli side.

http://www.bard-isus.com/local.aspx?fid=69

http://www.nifa.usda.gov/funding/rfas/afri.html

*Food Security: 1) Agricultural Production Systems 2) Breeding and Genomics of Crops and Livestock 3) National Strategy for Sustainable Crop and Livestock Production in the United States. http://goo.gl/6JaO3T

*Agricultural and Natural Resources Science for Climate Variability and Change: 1) Climate and Microbial Processes in Agroecosystems; 2) Climate Resilient Land Use for Agriculture and Forestry; or 3) Synthesis and Assessment of USDA NIFA’s Climate Investments. http://goo.gl/Rh3t8o

 

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

Israeli scientists may join a US scientist/team applying for grants. Priority areas: 1) Water Availability for Diverse Agricultural Uses: The Right Water for the Right Place and Times; 2) Understanding Decisions and Behaviors Connected with Agriculture and Post-harvest Processing Industry Water Use; and 3) Understanding the Human Health Impacts to Exposure from Nontraditional Water Used in Agriculture. Funding: up to $200K for 3 years for Israeli side.

http://www.bard-isus.com/local.aspx?fid=69

www.nifa.usda.gov/funding/rfas/afri.html

http://goo.gl/HnqNQw

 

12.4 | IDC Gazit-Globe Institute: Research Grants in the Field of Real Estate

הבינתחומי הרצליה, מכון גזית גלוב: קול קורא להצעות מחקר בתחום הנדל"ן

הפנייה מיועדת למבקשים לעסוק בסוגיות יסודיות בתחום הנדל"ן ולבחון את האופנים בהם ניתן יהיה ליישם את התובנות המחקריות בקידום המדיניות הציבורית והפעילות המעשית בענף.

http://goo.gl/hKhd0A

 

14.4 | ISF and the Indian University Grant Council (UGC): Joint research grants in Life Sciences and Medicine (extended from 24.3)

Encouraging joint research proposals from Israeli and Indian researchers in Life Sciences (Bioinformatics, Microbiology, Cell and Developmental biology, Neurobiology, Immunology, Biochemistry and Molecular biology) and Medicine (Neurodegenerative diseases; Cancer; Cardiovascular diseases; Infection and Immunity and Pharmacology).   Funding for the Indian partner for the 3-year period will be up to 18,000,000 Rs (₹) in experimental projects and 10,800,000 Rs in theoretical projects. Equipment can be requested in amount of 3,000,000 Rs.  For the Israeli partner, the amounts are 370,000 / 220,000 / 180,000 NIS respectively.

Detailed guidelines (Hebrew): http://www.isf.org.il/downloads/Applications/ISF_UGC-Guidelines_He2015.pdf

Abbreviated Eng. Description: http://www.isf.org.il/downloads/Applications/ISF_UGC-Guidelines_En2015.pdf

 

14.4 | MOST: Italy-Israel joint research in Cyber Security, Pharmacogenomics and Water and Soil Treatment

Italian-Israeli research teams are hereby invited to submit joint research proposals in the following areas:

*Novel Technologies for Water and Soil Treatment.

*Cyber Security.

*Pharmacogenomics in the Context of Personalized Medicine

Funding: approximately € 100,000 for each side over 2 years

http://most.gov.il/Information/Calls/Pages/ItalyCop2015.aspx

 

15.4 | Israel Institute: Research Grants on Modern Israel

Areas for research may include, but not limited to: Israeli history, politics, economics, and law, funding research and writing that would lead to the publication of a book or a number of scholarly articles. $10,000/1 yr.

http://www.israelinstitute.org/programs/research-grants

 

15.4 | Ministry of Agriculture: Poultry research 2016 - pre-proposals

משרד החקלאות, שירות ההדרכה והמקצוע, אגף בעלי חיים: הצעות למחקר בענף העופות לשנת 2016 –הצעות הקדמיות

המשרד מבקש הצעות מקדמיות למחקר או לניסוי שדה, בהתאם ליעדים לשנה זו: בחינה וטיפול באיומים מידיים, מזעור פחתים, שימור איכות הסביבה, רווחת העוף, ייעול הייצור, בריאות העוף. יש ליצור קשר בהקדם האפשרי עם רובי ברשות המחקר (2152) אם מתכננים הגשה.

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

 

16.4 | MOST: Russia-Israel Joint Scientific Research Projects in Topology and in Mechanical Engineering

Russian-Israeli research teams are invited to submit their joint research proposals on:

*Topology and its Applications: Applications of Topology in Condensed Matter (e.g. Topology of Defects, Pattern Formations or Topological Insulators); Applications of Topology to Biology (e.g. Topology of Liquid Membranes)

* Mechanical Engineering: Mechatronics; Robotic Systems (Medical Robots, Rehabilitation Robots, Industrial Robots, Autonomous Robots)

Funding: $40K / yr for 3 years, a total of $120K for each side.

http://most.gov.il/Information/Calls/Pages/%D7%A9%D7%AA%D7%A4%20%D7%A8%D7%95%D7%A1%D7%99%D7%94%202015.aspx

 

16.4 | BSF: Transformative Science Grants - Preliminary proposals

By Transformative Science, BSF refers to "Research driven by ideas that have potential to radically change our understanding of an important scientific concept, or lead to the creation of a new paradigm, or a new field of science ...non-conventional and high risk ideas that involve scientific breakthroughs and not interested in technological breakthroughs that are not associated with scientific ones". Applications must be submitted jointly by at least one Israeli and one American scientist. Funding: $100,000/year for 3 years. Up to 2 grants will be approved each year. All areas of research are eligible. BSF allows current grantees or applicants in the regular program to submit to this program. Applicants will not be allowed to submit a pre-proposal to the program in consecutive years. Scientists planning to submit a proposal to this program are welcome to discuss the proposal with the BSF management by mail or phone (972-2-5828239): Dr. Yair Rotstein (yair@bsf.org.il; ext. 105) or Dr. Rachel (Heni) Haring (heni@bsf.org.il; ext 110).

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

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

 

30.4 | Israeli Dairy Board: Call for proposals for research programs in dairy cattle for 2016 – Pre-proposal

מועצת החלב: קול קורא להגשת תכניות מחקר לשנת 2016 – הצעות הקדמיות

הזמנה להגיש הצעות מחקר, נושאים מועדפים:

- שיפור רווחת המקנה והתמודדותו עם מצבי עקה.

- שמירה על איכות הסביבה בדגש על הטיפול בשפכים וזבל, ועל הזנה מותאמת להקטנת הזיהום במלחים ובגזי חממה.

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

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

ועוד... פירוט בקישור המצורף. גובה מימון לא מצויין.

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

 

3.5 | University of Haifa Press – 2015 Bahat Prize for outstanding academic manuscripts

הוצאת הספרים של אוניברסיטת חיפה: פרס בהט לשנת תשע"ד 2015 לספר העיון המקורי הטוב

פרס לכתב-יד עיוני, מקורי ואיכותי, בשפה העברית אשר לא פורסם בבמות אחרות, ואשר יש בו עניין לציבור הרחב. הפרס בגובה 140,000 ₪ יחולק בין 4 זוכים.

http://press2.haifa.ac.il/index.php/bahat-prize

 

4.5 | A.M.N Fund – EMET Prize for excellence in academic and professional achievements

קרן א.מ.נ .– פרס אמת על הצטיינות והישגים אקדמאיים או מקצועיים בעלי השפעה מרחיקת לכת ותרומה מיוחדת לחברה

נפתחה ההרשמה להגשת מועמדות לפרס א.מ.ת. לשנת 2015 בתחומים הבאים:

- מדעים מדויקים – מדעי כדור הארץ והסביבה כולל גאוגרפיה;

- מדעי החיים - חקלאות;

- מדעי הרוח – מחשבת ישראל;

- מדעי החברה – חינוך וקידום החינוך;

- תרבות ואמנות – מוזיקה .

מימון: כמיליון דולר.

http://www.emetprize.org/%D7%94%D7%92%D7%A9%D7%AA-%D7%9E%D7%95%D7%A2%D7%9E%D7%93%D7%95%D7%AA/

 

 

5.5 | ISF: Grants for funding Services at the National Center for Personalized Medicine

הקרן הלאומית למדע: מענקים לנגישות לתשתיות המרכז הלאומי לרפואה מותאמת אישית

מטרה: לקדם את הנגישות והשימוש בתשתיות המרכז לרפואה מותאמת אישית  National Center for Personalized Medicine-INCPMבמכון ויצמן (לפירוט השירותים: http://www.weizmann.ac.il/weizsites/incpm ) . התוכנית מיועדת לחוקרים בעלי מענקי מחקר פעילים של ISF. מימון: עד 74 אלף ₪, עד 75% מעלות השירות (נדרש מצ'ינג של 25%). בשלב ראשון לקראת הגשת הבקשה, יש לפנות בהקדם ל- INCPM (מילוי טפסים וקיום פגישה, במידת הצורך) כדי לבדוק ולתאם את היכולת להעניק את השרות המבוקש, את אופן השימוש בשרות המבוקש ואת מחירו.

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

 

10.5 | MOST: Infrastructures Program in Space Research

משרד המדע: תשתיות מדעיות בתחום החלל – קול קורא להצעות מחקר (מועד ההגשה לרשות המחקר 10.5, למשרד המדע: 14.5)

הצעות מחקר למימון מחקרים, הכוללים מגמות יישומיות, הצפויות להוביל, בהמשך, לפיתוח מוצרים בתחום החלל, בנושאים הבאים:

*תצפיות מהחלל לעבר כדור הארץ

*פיתוח מכשור, רכיבים, תתי מערכות ומכלולים לפלטפורמות חלליות ולמקטעי קרקע תומכי חלל

*תצפיות מהחלל למעמקי היקום

מימון: 600 אלף ₪ ל-3 שנים למוסד יחיד, עד 1.2 מיליון ₪ ל-3 שנים למחקר רב קבוצתי מטעם שני מוסדות או יותר.

http://most.gov.il/Information/Calls/Pages/Space2015.aspx

תשובות לשאלות נפוצות בנושא מערכת ההגשה האלקטרונית: http://www.technion.ac.il/~research/MOST_ FAQ.pdf

 

11.5 | MOST-JST: Japan-Israel joint research proposals on ICT for a Resilient Society

Research projects focused on developing ICT technologies, computer systems or mathematical models that would make it possible to respond promptly to the damage or drastic changes caused by natural disasters, economic downturn or societal challenges, and that could restore stability to urban infrastructure and public services following such disasters, including:

*Development of Innovative ICT technologies, or systems, which make possible disaster prevention/mitigation in the case of natural disasters and other emergencies

*Development of mathematical theories or algorithms towards realization of smart resilient cities

*Recovery or reconstruction of social infrastructure, and facility obsolescence (maintenance management/preventive maintenance) taking advantage of ICT

Research proposals integrating into ICT various disciplines such as computational science, urban engineering or disaster prevention science and technologies are encouraged. Proposals targeting medicine or drug development are not eligible. Funding: NIS 800,000 over 3 years for the Israeli side. (3 projects are expected to be supported).

http://most.gov.il/Information/Calls/Pages/JapanCop2015.aspx

 

12.5 | MIF'AL HAPAIS: Landau Prizes in Science – Brain Sciences, Food and Nutrition, Applied Nanotechnology, Computer Sciences and more

מפעל הפיס: פרס מפעל הפיס לאמנויות ולמדעים ע"ש לנדאו – מדעי המוח, מזון ותזונה, ננו-טכנולוגיה יישומית, מדעי המחשב ועוד

הפרס נועד לציין לשבח את היוצרים והחוקרים אשר הגיעו להישגים משמעותיים בתחומם בעת האחרונה ותרמו לקידום תחום פעילותם.

מימון 100,000 ₪.

http://goo.gl/fYEXub

 

14.5 | MOST-BMBF: German-Israeli Water Technology Cooperation

Bilateral R&D projects, preferably multi­disciplinary, focused on solutions to the water problems in Israel and its direct neighbourhood and/or Germany.  Projects should preferably include also industrial partners as well as related stakeholders. Projects are funded for 3 years.  The funding amount is not specified. Past years average requests were 69,000 EU/year for the Israeli side and 106,000 EU/year for the German side. Specific topics for 2015:

*Organic micro-pollutants and pathogens: treatment technologies and fate in the subsurface

*Aquifer management, groundwater recharge and remediation

*Storm water: Harvesting, treatment, storage and control

*Treatment of wastewater brines and other reject streams

http://most.gov.il/Information/Calls/Pages/GermanyCop2015.aspx

 

19.5 | Ministry of Agriculture, Chief Scientist Program- RFP for 2016

משרד החקלאות ופיתוח הכפר, לשכת המדען הראשי: קול קורא למיזמים לשנת 2016

שימו לב: תנאי החוזה נמצאים בבדיקה וההגשה תתאפשר רק לאחר אישור היועצת המשפטית.  יש לברר ברשות המחקר אם מתכננים הגשה – 2152, robertg@trdf.technion.ac.il

קול קורא למיזמים (מחקרים אינטגרטיביים, יישומיים, מולטי דיסציפלינאריים), ככלל ל-3 שנים (במקרים מיוחדים עד 6 שנים). ראו קול קורא להצעות הקדמיות לתוכניות מחקר פרטניות בתאריך 15.2.

ההצעות ייכתבו בעברית אלא אם מצויין אחרת. יעדי הקרן המרכזית לשנה זו:

1. בעלי חיים

2. אקולוגיה חקלאית וגידולי שדה

3. הדרים

4. ירקות

5. עצי פרי

6. פרחים וצמחי נוי

7. הנדסה חקלאית

8. ייעול השימוש במים ושמירת איכות ופוריות הקרקע

9. הדברה ידידותית לסביבה

10. מדעי המזון - טיפול לאחר קטיף, איכות ובטיחות

11. כלכלה, שיווק ופיתוח הכפר

12. ביוטכנולוגיה חקלאית

13. תחליפי חלבון מחרקים, מוצרים חדשים, חדשנות עתידנות וסקרים

14. פיתוח בקהילה הבדואית

15. וטרינריה

*הצעות בתחום הביוטכנולוגיה יוגשו במועד זה במתכונת של הצעה מקיפה או מיזם ולא כפי שפורסם בקול הקורא.

פירוט אודות היעדים העיקריים בכל נושא, בקול הקורא (עמ' 9-23). חוקר ראשי רשאי להגיש הצעה חדשה אחת כתוכנית פרטנית(ראה קול קורא 15.2) וכמו כן אחת כמיזם. חוקרים שנקלטו בארבע השנים האחרונות רשאים להגיש עד שלוש הצעות שונות, רק אחת מהן יכולה להיות כמיזם.

http://agriscience.co.il/kolotkorim_sec/KolotKorim.aspx

 

26.5 | MOST: Science, Technology and Innovation for the Senior Population

משרד המדע: מדע, טכנולוגיה וחדשנות למען האוכלוסייה בגיל השלישי (מועד ההגשה לרשות המחקר 26.5, למשרד המדע: 31.5)

קול קורא לקידום מחקר מדעי, טכנולוגי בינתחומי ויישומי המשלב את תחומי הבריאות, מדעי החיים, טכנולוגיית המידע והתקשורת, הכלכלה והחברה למען האוכלוסייה בגיל השלישי. הצעות המחקר יהיו יישומיות באחד מהתחומים או המשלבות שניים או שלושה מתוך התחומים הבאים (פירוט דוגמאות לנושאים רלבנטיים בכל תחום - בקול הקורא):

א.       טכנולוגיות בהקשר של האוכלוסייה בגיל השלישי

ב.       מדעי החיים והרפואה בהקשר של האוכלוסייה בגיל השלישי

ג.        מדעי החברה וההתנהגות בהקשר של האוכלוסייה בגיל השלישי

מימון יינתן למשך 3 שנים, להצעות מחקר בתחום אחד מקבוצת מחקר אחת עד 500 אלף ₪, בשני תחומים משתי קבוצות מחקר או יותר עד 1.2 מיליון ₪ ולהצעות מחקר המשלבות את שלושת התחומים משלוש קבוצות או יותר עד 2 מיליון ₪.

http://most.gov.il/Information/Calls/Pages/Aging2016.aspx

תשובות לשאלות נפוצות בנושא מערכת ההגשה האלקטרונית: http://www.technion.ac.il/~research/MOST_ FAQ.pdf

 

27.5 | MOST: Applied and/or Engineering Research

משרד המדע: מחקרים יישומיים ו/או הנדסיים (מועד ההגשה לרשות המחקר 27.5, למשרד המדע: 1.6)

מחקרים יישומיים ו/או הנדסיים בתחומים הבאים:

-          הנדסת חשמל

-          הנדסת מכונות

-          הנדסת כימית

-          מדע והנדסת חומרים

-          הנדסה ביו-רפואית

-          אלקטרואופטיקה והנדסה אופטית

-          הוראת המדעים

התקציב לכל הצעת מחקר יהיה עד 750 אלף ₪ לתקופה של 3 שנים עבור מחקר מטעם קבוצת מחקר אחת, עד 1.6 מיליון ₪ עבור שתי קבוצות מחקר, ועד 2.5 מיליון ₪ עבור מחקר רב-קבוצתי של שלוש קבוצות מחקר ויותר (הקבוצות יכולות להיות ממוסדות שונים ו/או ממוסד אחד בתנאי שקבוצות המחקר באותו מוסד הינן משני תחומי מחקר שונים)

. http://most.gov.il/Information/Calls/Pages/mia2016.aspx

תשובות לשאלות נפוצות בנושא מערכת ההגשה האלקטרונית: http://www.technion.ac.il/~research/MOST_ FAQ.pdf

 

31.5 | MOST: The Establishment of a National Knowledge Center - Space & Environment

משרד המדע: קול קורא להגשת הצעות להקמת מרכז ידע לאומי - חלל וסביבה

קריאה לקבלת הצעות להקמה ותפעול מרכז לאומי לתצפיות מהחלל ומידע סביבתי שירכז תוצאות מחקרים המתקיימים בארץ ובעולם, שייתן שירות לחוקרים באקדמיה ובתעשייה, ויעסוק בפיתוח תשתיות וכלים חדישים לקידום המחקר בתחום. מימון: 600 אלף ₪ (מוסד יחיד) עד מיליון ₪ (שילוב של מספר מוסדות) לתקופה של 3 שנים. נדרש מצ'ינג של 25%. נא לעדכן את רובי (2152) אם מתכננים להגיש.

http://most.gov.il/Information/Calls/Pages/KnoledgeCenters2015.aspx

                  

31.5 | Rieger Foundation, USA: The Marshall Tulin Fellowship Program in water pollution and management, desalination, renewable energy, and environmental protection

Funding for a graduate student (mostly PhD) in an Israeli institution possessing a research advisor (professor or equivalent) devoted to environmental related studies/research. $5,000/yr.

www.technion.ac.il/~research/Rieger2015-2016.doc

 

1.6 | MOST: Tashtyot Program in Policy Development for Promoting Women in Israel

משרד המדע: תכנית תשתיות בפיתוח מדיניות לקידום נשים בישראל (מועד ההגשה לרשות המחקר 1.6, למשרד המדע: 4.6)

קול קורא להצעות מחקר במדעי החברה הכוללות מגמות יישומיות בנושאים להלן:

1. מדיניות ציבורית לקידום נשים בישראל: זיהוי ופיתוח דרכי התערבות אפקטיביות להגברת השתלבותן של נשים בעמדות מפתח בשוק העבודה, או   באקדמיה, או בפוליטיקה.

2. נשים בנות קבוצות מיעוט:  מדיניות מגדרית מותאמת לצורכי נשים בנות קבוצות מיעוט תרבותי או דתי בחברה הישראלית.

3. פיתוח מדיניות ציבורית להגברת השתלבות נשים בעלות תואר אקדמי בשוק העבודה.

4. פיתוח תכניות התערבות שיעודדו ויסייעו לנשים לפתח קריירה אקדמית במקצועות ה – STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics).

מימון: לקבוצת מחקר אחת עד 350,000 ₪. הצעה משתי קבוצות מחקר ויותר עד 750,000 ₪. משך המחקר עד 3 שנים. במקרה של מספר קבוצות מחקר, הקבוצות יכולות להיות ממספר מוסדות שונים או מאותו המוסד אך מתחומי מחקר שונים.

http://most.gov.il/Information/Calls/Pages/WomenAgenda2016.aspx

תשובות לשאלות נפוצות בנושא מערכת ההגשה האלקטרונית: http://www.technion.ac.il/~research/MOST_ FAQ.pdf

 

9.6 | ISF: Canada - Israel joint projects in biomedical brain research (collaboration with low-mid income country required)

(Note: ISF administrative deadline is June 9, full application deadline is June 15)

Canadian - Israeli joint fundamental research projects of new frontiers of neuroscience including: mechanisms underlying thought processes, neural bases of cognition, mathematical and computer modeling of brain function, cellular and macroscopic imaging of neural processing, brain-machine interfaces, neuroscience genetics, and integrated brain-body functions (e.g., immune and endocrine systems, microbiome). The teams will be expected to integrate researchers from low and middle income countries (see Appendix A in CIHR link for list). Funding: CA $390,000 / year (both sides together), for 3 years.

ISF: http://www.isf.org.il/downloads/Applications/ISF_IC-Guidelines_He.pdf

CIHR: http://goo.gl/9o3Vqj

 

15.6 | MOST-France: "Maïmonide-Israel" Research Program in Robotics in Biomedicine and Mechano-transduction and Cell Biology

Note: This call is not yet official, but is expected to be published after budget issues are resolved

Aim: to support the development of scientific and technological cooperation between French and Israeli researchers in the fields above and to strengthen the scientific partnership between research groups from both countries by establishing bilateral research-networks. Funding: 40,000 Euro /yr over 2 years for each side.

http://www.campusfrance.org/sites/default/files/maimonide.pdf

http://www.campusfrance.org/fr/maimonide

 

30.6 | DFG – German Science Foundation: Research Grant for Cooperation with Israel

Aiming to strengthen cooperation between researchers in Germany and Israel, funding is aimed to forge partnerships.

http://www.dfg.de/en/research_funding/programmes/international_cooperation/research_grant_cooperation_israel/in_brief/index.html

 

 

Israeli- Funding for Seminar and Workshops

 

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

 

1.6 | PAZY Fund (Israel Atomic Energy Commission): Call for Workshops and Conferences-Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science and Engineering

קרן פזי: קול קורא לסדנאות וכנסים

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

http://www.technion.ac.il/~research/PAZY_2016.pdf

 

Israeli - All Year Round:

 

DFG – German Science Foundation: Research Grant for Cooperation with Israel

Aiming to strengthen cooperation between researchers in Germany and Israel, funding is aimed to forge partnerships.

http://www.dfg.de/en/research_funding/programmes/international_cooperation/research_grant_cooperation_israel/in_brief/index.html

 

DFG – German Science Foundation: Trilateral Projects – Middle East Cooperation

The funding of trilateral projects with the involvement of German, Israeli and Palestinian researchers is intended to support peaceful development in the Middle East. In suitable cases, instead of or in addition to the Palestinian partner, a researcher from another neighboring country of Israel may be integrated in a trilateral project. Previous funding was in the range of €150K-€200K/yr.

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

 

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: 

 

30.3 | USAID: All Children Reading – 1,000 word idea

This Technology to Support Education in Crisis and Conflict Settings Ideation Challenge seeks technology-supported approaches to provide basic education in one or more of the following situations: health crisis, natural disaster, and conflict zone. $50,000/1 yr.

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

 

30.3 | Obesity Society: Early-Career Research Grants - LOI

Aim: to foster and stimulate new research ideas in any area of investigation related to obesity. Junior-level investigators and post-doctoral trainees. Funding: up to $25K for 1 yr. (Must be member of TOS).

http://www.obesity.org/about-us/early-career-research-grants.htm

 

31.3 | NIH: The Human Placenta Project: Developing Paradigm-Shifting Innovations for in vivo Human Placental Assessment

Aims to support the initial stages of development of entirely new or next-generation placental imaging and assessment technologies and methods that will increase the capability to safely assess human placental structure and function in vivo throughout gestation. $300,000 per yr/3 yrs.

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HD-15-032.html

About NIH funding

Other NIH PARs/PAs and RFAs

 

31.3 | Prince Albert II of Monaco - Institut Pasteur Award 2015 in "Environmental and climatic changes: impacts on Human Health"

Honors an investigator under fifty years old who has made outstanding contributions from all relevant disciplines (ecological, biomedical, and social sciences). 40,000 Euros.

http://www.ec2h-monaco.org/en/news/invitation-for-applications

 

31.3 | 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

 

31.3 | Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals: Grants4Targets Initiative for novel drug targets

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

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

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

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

*Hematology: Focus on novel, targets for hemophilia, hemoglobinopathies, bone marrow cell mobilization and renewal.

*Ophthalmology: Treatment options for dry AMD/Geographic Atrophy and Stargardt’s disease

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

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

In addition to the financial grants, Bayer may support further by providing expertise, tools and/or investigations in the areas of: antibodies, small molecule tool compounds, biobank samples, and technologies.

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

 

31.3 | TED Prize for sparking global change

TED Prize is awarded to a leader with a bold, innovative vision for sparking global change. The TED Prize winner receives $1,000,000 and support from the TED community’s wide range of resources and expertise.

http://www.ted.com/participate/ted-prize/nominate

 

31.3 | Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV): Malaria Drug Discovery Projects - letter of interest

MMV welcomes proposals in the following four areas, though the highest priority is given to robust assays to measure and compounds to block relapses in P. vivax:

·         Compounds addressing the key priorities of the malaria eradication agenda

·         Assays addressing liver stage vivax

·         Asexual liver and blood stages

·         Resistant strains

www.mmv.org/research-development/essential-information-scientists/9th-call-letters-interest

 

31.3 | Buckminster Fuller Institute: The Fuller Challenge for Social and Environmental Solutions

Objective: Solutions that are part of an integrated strategy that simultaneously addresses key social, environmental and economic factors, from macro-strategies that have the potential for widespread impact, to local, community-based initiatives with global relevance and replicability. Funding: $100,000.

http://bfi.org/challenge

 

1.4 | The Office of Naval Research

* Navy and Marine Corps Science and Technology Long Range BAA: priorities are * authentication of users * multi-layer mobile device security * compact antennas * spectral coexistence and efficiency techniques * cross-layer approaches to content-based information movement * determining position and synchronizing timing in the absence of GPS * autonomous extraction from information flow * machine representation of intent of commands * software radio architecture * and adaptable RF electronics/PAs/filters. Funding and duration unspecified. ONR-BAA-15-001

 

1.4 | USAID: All Children Reading -  description of innovation phase 1

Seeking innovations to track books destined for early-grade classrooms and learning centers in low-income countries and allow stakeholders, ranging from parents to Ministries of Education and donor agencies, to quickly and easily access relevant tracking information. Phase 1 $20,000.

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

 

1.4 | The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA)

*Machine Intelligence from Cortical Networks (MICrONS): The goal of the MICrONS program is to revolutionize machine learning by reverse-engineering the algorithms of the brain.  IARPA seeks multidisciplinary approaches that combine neuroscience and data science to understand the cortical computations underlying neural information processing and to deploy mathematical abstractions of these operations in novel machine learning algorithms. Award unspecified/duration 18 months to 5 yrs.

*High Frequency Geolocation (HFGeo) Phases 2 and 3: The HFGeo program aims to dramatically improve the ability to detect and geolocate High Frequency (HF) signals that have been refracted from the ionosphere and are observed by sensors located on the surface of the earth.  Award unspecified/duration 18-33 months.

*Office for Anticipating Surprise: Proposals for research to develop new methods to forecast events relevant to national security demonstrating the feasibility of revolutionary concepts that may deliver real-time indications and warnings of areas such as: * detection and forecasting of emergent phenomena; * automated generation and maintenance of taxonomies; * analysis and forecasting of rare events; * quantitative risk assessments of emerging dual-use technologies; * causal inference from observational data; * methods of assessing capability and intent to develop weapons of mass destruction; * and methods for assessing capability and intent to leverage cyber capabilities against critical infrastructure. No limit specified in costs/1 yr.

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

 

1.4 | Cancer Research Institute – CRI Irvington Postdoctoral Fellowship

Funds the training of young immunologists and cancer immunologists to work and continue training under guidance of a world-leading immunologists that prepares the fellow for a productive and successful career. $164,500/3 yrs.

http://www.cancerresearch.org/grants-programs/grants-fellowships/cri-irvington-postdoctoral-fellowships

 

1.4 | Department of Energy

* FY 15 Continuation of Solicitation for the Office of Science Financial Assistance Program

Program areas: * Advanced Scientific Computing Research, * Basic Energy Sciences, * Biological and Environmental Research, * Fusion Energy Sciences,*  High Energy Physics, and * Nuclear Physics. Funding limit not specified/6 mos to 3 yrs.

http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=267589

 

1.4 | NIH: Core infrastructure and Methodological Research for Cancer Epidemiology Cohorts

Targeted infrastructure support of the core functions of Cancer Epidemiology Cohorts (CECs) and methodological research, supporting infrastructure and core functions for existing or new CECs or those currently funded through other grant mechanisms. $2.5-million per yr/5 yrs.

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-15-104.html

Future deadlines: 8.7, 10.11, 11.3.16, 8.7.16, 10.11.16, and 10.3.17.

About NIH funding

Other NIH PARs/PAs and RFAs

 

1.4 | European Foundation for the Study of Diabetes (EFSD) and Boehringer Ingelheim European Diabetes Basis Research Program

Regulation of secretion and/or function of non-beta cell pancreatic hormones

This program is intended to stimulate and accelerate European research in diabetes in the specific are of regulation of secretion and/or function of non-beta cell pancreatic hormones, especially in crosstalk between various hormones and/or cell types o the endocrine pancreas.

Funds 100,000 Euro/2 yrs.

Mechanisms relating renal dysfunction to cardiovascular disease in type 2 diabetes

This program is intended to stimulate and accelerate European research in diabetes in the specific area of mechanisms relating renal dysfunction to cardiovascular disease in type 2 diabetes, investigating novel biomarkers in the clinical setting: the translation of experimental hypotheses into the clinical setting and with clinical results.

Funds 400,000 Euro/3 yrs.

http://www.mmv.org/research-development/essential-information-scientists/13th-call-proposals

 

1.4 | US Army

* Medical Research and Materiel Command – BAA MRMC 2015 for Extramural Medical Research areas: * Military Infectious Diseases Research Program * Combat Casualty Care Research Program * Military Operational Medicine Research Program * Clinical and Rehabilitative Medicine Research Program * Medical Biological Defense Research Program * Medical Chemical Defense Research Program * Information Sciences Research Program * Radiation Health Effects Research. Encompasses several programs detailed below. Funding is not limited and period may be up to 5 years. Pre-proposals/pre-applications are required.

https://ebrap.org/eBRAP/public/ProgramFY.htm?programFYId=26900

https://ebrap.org/eBRAP/public/ViewFileTemplate.htm?fileTemplateId=761200&fileType=pdf

* Engineer Research and Development Center: Projects in a wide array of areas of interest to seven laboratories: * Coastal & Hydraulics Laboratory * Geotechnical & Structures Laboratory * Environment Laboratory * Information Technology Laboratory * Construction Engineering Research Laboratory   * Cold Regions Research & Engineering Laboratory * Geospatial Research Laboratory * Reachback Operations Center. No project limit or duration specified.

http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=272608

* Materiel Command - New and Innovative Ideas for Technology Focused Areas of Interest: *advanced materials * testing methodology * electronics * manufacturing sciences * modeling and simulation * optics * biometrics * power, energy, and environmental management systems * information and ERP technologies * acoustics * data fusion * advanced design technologies * sustainment/health monitoring/supply chain * technology exploitation. White paper required. No project limit or duration specified.

http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=274622

 

1.4 | Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)

* Innovative Systems for Military Missions: seeks system and subsystem level technologies that enable revolutionary improvements to the efficiency and effectiveness of the military. Focus areas: Ground Systems, Maritime Systems, Air Systems, and Space Systems. Up to $1-million/<18 months. DARPA-BAA-14-25

* Biological Technologies: approaches that enable revolutionary advances in science, technologies, or systems at the intersection of biology with engineering and the physical and computer sciences. Amount & duration not specified. DARPA-BAA-14-38

* Information Innovation Office (I20) Office-Wide: explores game-changing technologies in the fields of information science and technology to anticipate and create rapid shifts in the complex national security landscape. Amount & duration not specified. DARPA-BAA-14-39

* Microsystems Technology Office (MTO): advanced imaging architecture and systems, chip scale sensors, electro-optical infrared, emerging MEMS tech, energy-efficient computing, etc. Amount & duration not specified. DARPA-BAA-14-42

* DSO Office-Wide: physical sciences, mathematics; multidisciplinary topics: transformative materials, supervised autonomy, novel sensing and detection, and complexity. Amount & duration not specified. DARPA-BAA-14-46

* Strategic Technologies: technology development related to Battle Management, Command and Control (BMC2), Communications and Networks, Electronic Warfare, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR), Position, Navigation, and Timing (PNT), Maritime, and Foundational Strategic Technologies and Systems. Amount & duration not specified. DARPA-BAA-14-48

* Near Zero Power RF and Sensor Operations: transform the energy efficiency of unattended sensors through elimination or substantial reduction of the stand-by power consumed by the sensors while they await a signature of interest. The improved energy efficiency is expected to result in an increase in the sensor mission lifetime from months to years. The Near Zero Power RF and Sensor Operations (N-ZERO) program aims to create intelligent sensors that can process and detect RF and physical sensor signatures, consume less than 10 nW of power, and attain a low false alarm rate of 1 per hour or better in an urban environment. Amount not specified/approx. 33 months. DARPA-BAA-15-14

* Communicating with Computers (CwC): basic research effort that aims to accelerate progress toward two-way communication between people and computers in which the machine is more than merely a receiver of commands and in which a full range of natural modes is tapped, including potentially language, gesture and facial or other expressions. Amount & duration not specified. DARPA-BAA-15-18

* Future Artic Sensing Technologies:  concepts for low-cost, rapidly-deployable, environmentally friendly, unmanned sensor systems, including deployment and data reach-back from above the Arctic Circle that can detect, track and identify air, surface and subsurface targets. Amount & duration not specified. DARPA-BAA-15-28

 

1.4 | Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute: Engagement Award: Knowledge, Training and Development, and Dissemination Awards

Support for projects that encourage active integration of patients, caregivers, clinicians, and other healthcare stakeholders as integral members of the patient-centered outcomes research/clinical effectiveness research (PCOR/CER) enterprise. $250,000/2 yrs. Reoccurs 1.7.

* 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

 

1.4 | Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute: Engagement Award – Research Meeting and Conference Support

Funding support for meetings and conferences that align with PCORI’s Mission and Strategic Plan and facilitate expansion of patient-centered outcomes research/clinical comparative effectiveness research (PCOR/CER). $50,000 one-time up to $250,000 for multi-year award/2 yrs. Reoccurs 1.7.

* 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

http://www.pcori.org/sites/default/files/PCORI-EAIN-Conference-Support_0.pdf

 

1.4 | Conquer Paralysis Now: Challenge – Stage 1 Grant Awards in spinal cord injury

Aims to accelerate the development of treatment for spinal cord injury (SCI) in order to provide significant improvements in patients’ quality of life. $50,000 in each of our 6 categories: new investigator award, collaboration award, cross-over award, translation award, out of the box award, and reaching and grasping award.

https://www.innocentive.com/ar/challenge/9933688

 

1.4 | National MS Society (NMSS): Pilot Research in multiple sclerosis

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

 

1.4 | John Templeton Foundation: Multiple funding areas (Online Funding Inquiry Form)

** Science & the Big Questions:

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

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

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

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

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

** Character Virtue Development

** Individual Freedom & Free Markets: Research intended to liberate the initiative of individuals and nations and to establish the necessary conditions for the success of profit-making enterprise

** Exceptional Cognitive Talent and Genius: Support for young people who demonstrate exceptional talent in mathematics and science

Funding: ranges from a few months to up to three years with amounts ranging from $200K to more than $1M.

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

 

1.4 | Dutch Duchenne Parent Project: Research in the Search for a Cure for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Aim: sponsor promising innovative research in the search for a cure for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, faster exchange of data and international collaboration. Funding: up to 2 year projects.

https://www.duchenne.nl/research-application/

 

1.4 | Scoliosis Research Society (SRS): Funding opportunities

- Standard grant applications may be in any area of spinal deformity research, although an additional funding source for grants focusing on the etiology of scoliosis is available in conjunction with the Cotrel Foundation. These grant application require evidence that the investigator has the experience and resources to complete the proposed research. As such, preliminary data is generally required. Funding: $25K/year up to 2 years.

- New Investigator grant is specifically targeted to new investigators. It is open to candidates who have received a small exploratory new investigator grant; however, it will not be awarded to those who have received prior from national granting organizations, such as SRS (standard grant), OREF, NSF, or NIH. Funding: $25K max; may extend up to 2 years. Preliminary data is suggested although not absolutely required.

- Small Exploratory grant is designed specifically for new investigators who have a preliminary concept they would like to develop into a research project. Funding: $10K max over 1 year. This grant does not require pilot data. It should, however, be able to generate pilot data that could be used when applying for a larger grant.

- Alf Nachemson Evidence Based Medicine award is given to studies that aim to provide the best available evidence by which to improve our knowledge and practice in the care of patients with spinal deformities. It is not necessarily restricted to randomized trials or meta-analyses. By clinical evidence, we mean clinically relevant research that may be basic science in origin and especially patient centered clinical research. These grant applications require evidence that the investigator has the experience and resources to complete the proposed research.

http://www.srs.org/research/

 

1.4 | EMBO Young Investigator Programme - Pre-application

The EMBO Young Investigator Committee is looking for the best and most promising young independent researchers in Europe. Applicants should: lead their first independent laboratory for at least one, and not more than 4, years (for female candidates with children the 4 year limit is extended by one year per child); have at least 2 years of post PhD scientific experience; and an excellent track record. Funding: €15K for 3 years. Please note that matching funds are requested so you must contact the Research Authority before applying in order to discuss this issue (Robi x.2152).

www.embo.org/programmes/yip/programme.html

 

1.4 | MPN Research Foundation and Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: The 2015 MPN (myeloproliferative neoplasms) Challenge

Objective: to strengthen the overall understanding of the cause(s) and treatments for all of the MPNs (ET, PV and MF). Of particular interest are: Targeting the Malignant JAK2 Clone, Application of Immunotheraphy Approaches to MPNs, Gene Editing as Applied to MPNs, and additional new mechanisms. Investigators in other fields whose research may have cross-over application to MPN are encouraged to apply. Duration: 2 years. In 2014, the MPN Challenge awarded 10 one-year grants of $100,000 each.

http://www.mpnresearchfoundation.org/2015-Request-for-Research-Proposals

 

1.4 | Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Research Grants – LOI

Aim: developing and testing new hypotheses and/or new methods in CF research, and to contribute to the understanding of the basic etiology and pathogenesis of CF. Priority to projects proposing to better understand the mechanisms behind disease pathophysiology and to develop strategies to prevent or treat it. Funding: $50K-$100K per year for 2 yrs.

http://www.cff.org/research/ForResearchers/FundingOpportunities/ResearchGrants/#Research_Grants

 

2.4 | DARPA: Materials for Transduction (MATRIX): achieve revolutionary transductional devices and capabilities using materials with energy conversion capabilities and/or strongly correlated properties. Amount & duration not specified. DARPA-BAA-15-19

 

2.4 | ECD Global Alliance Grants in Erdheim Chester Disease

Funds research dedicated to learning more about Erdheim Chester Disease diagnosis, cause, treatment, and cure. $100,00/1 yr.

http://www.erdheim-chester.org/

 

2.4 | Caring for Carcinoid Foundation: Intestinal Carcinoid and Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumor Cell Lines

This Challenge is intended to encourage development of intestinal carcinoid and pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor cell lines. $300,000/1 yr.

https://www.innocentive.com/ar/challenge/9933510

Detailed description: www.technion.ac.il/~research/CaringForCarcinoidFoundation.pdf

 

3.4 | 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. Recurring deadline: 3.7, and 2.10.

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

 

4.4 | Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP): HFSP Nakasone Award in Biology

The HFSP Nakasone Award is designed to honour scientists who have undertaken frontier-moving basic research in biology, encompassing conceptual, experimental or technological breakthroughs. Both senior and junior scientists are eligible and peer-recognised excellence is the major criterion for selection. However the jury will pay particular attention to recent breakthroughs by younger scientists. Funding: $10K.

http://www.hfsp.org/awardees/hfsp-nakasone-award

 

6.4 | Cystinosis Research Foundation: Research Grants and Postdoctoral Fellowships

Aim: to support bench, clinical and translational cystinosis research to find better treatments and a cure for cystinosis. Funding: Research grants - past awards were around $100k/year for 1-3 years.  PD fellowships are limited to $75k/year for up to 3 years.

http://www.cystinosisresearch.org/research/for-researchers/

 

6.4 | The Danone International Prize for Nutrition

The prize recognizes a researcher leading a major advancement in nutrition science, including new concepts and research fields with potential application for human diet and health, including mechanisms, disease prevention and management, behavior, economics, public health, or expanding the frontiers of food science and nutrition. Funding: €120K

http://www.danoneinstitute.org/nutrition-science-support/danone-international-prize-nutrition

 

7.4 | NIH: Targeting Persistent HIV Reservoirs

Seeks approaches to efficiently monitor and specifically target reservoirs of latently infected cells to facilitate the testing of strategies to cure HIV infection in vivo. R21 phase is limited to $275,000 over the 2-years; the R33 phase is limited to $300,000 per year for three years.

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-15-041.html

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8.4 | DOD CDMRP: Breast Cancer Research Program - preapplication

* Era of Hope Scholar Award: Supports exceptionally talented, creative early-career scientists within 6 years of last training position that articulate a vision that challenges current dogma, exhibit strong potential for leadership, and have breast cancer advocates on their research team. $2.5-million/5 yrs. W81XWH-15-BCRP-EOHS

* Breakthrough Award Levels 1 and 2: Funds investigators at all academic levels possessing a potential to lead to or make breakthroughs in breast cancer with a potentially near-term or long-term impact that is beyond an incremental advancement. Permits 2-PI partnerships. Four funding levels ranging from $375,000 to $1-million/3 years. W81XW-15-BCRP-BT-FL12

 

9.4 | GE: Improved Efficiency of Steam Generation

Improve the efficiency of once through steam generator (OTSG) systems and thereby reduce their GHG emissions. Initial prize $5,000 CAD; Phase 2 $475,000 CAD

http://goo.gl/SSwW5X

 

9.4 | NIH: Multilevel Interventions in Cancer Care Delivery: Building from the Problem of Follow-up to Abnormal Screening Tests

Encourages applications that strengthen the science of multilevel effects of cancer care interventions by addressing the problem of incomplete follow-up to abnormal screening tests for breast, colorectal, cervical and lung cancers. Goals are to advance the science of multilevel interventions to test interventions to improve the follow-up of abnormal screening. Usual range $450,000-500,000, but no more than $750,000 per yr/4 yrs.

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-15-108.html

Future deadlines; 25.11, 26.5.16, 21.9.16, 26.5.16.

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9.4 | DOD: DoD FY14 Defense Medical Research and Development Program Team Performance Training Research Initiative

Supports research into the design, plan, and components of an effective, efficient, interactive, user-friendly, evidence-based team performance trainer with automated assessment technology, which will improve team performance in delivery of healthcare with the overall goal of reducing medical errors/adverse events, and improving patient safety and healthcare outcomes. $1-million/2 yrs.

www.technion.ac.il/~research/BAA-GG2.pdf

 

9.4 | Alzheimer's Association: Biomarkers Across Neurodegenerative Diseases - LOI

Objectives: to stimulate analyses across Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and other neurodegenerative diseases to increase understanding of pathogenesis similarities and differences. This may include biomarker discovery, assay standardization, genetic profiling, harmonization of existing data set phenotypes, cross-disease analysis of existing genetic data, inclusion of other neurodegenerative diseases related to PD and AD, and imaging development. All proposals must have a clear focus on AD and/or PD and may also include other neurodegenerative diseases. Funding: up to $150K over 2 years.

http://www.alz.org/research/alzheimers_grants/biomarkers-across.asp

 

10.4 | Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF): Microbiome Consortium Data Coordinating Center- LOI

JDRF is soliciting applications to establish a solution to creating a Data Coordinating Center (DCC) for the JDRF Microbiome Consortium, for management and integration of disparate, heterogeneous data sources, including, but not limited to, 16S rRNA Sequencing data, genetics, clinical meta-data, immunological and metabolic data and various ‘omics data. Funding: Budgets should be determined by the applicant(s) and be relative to scope of work.

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

 

13.4 | DARPA: Young Faculty Award Microsystems Technology Office

Proposals from junior faculty for research in: *physical sciences, engineering, mathematics, medicine, biology, information and social science’s. 24-month/$250,000 each 12-mo; 12 mos option/$500,000. DARPA-RA-15-32

 

13.4 | Semiconductor Research Corporation: Packaging – White papers

The packaging thrust area of SRC is soliciting white papers in the area of micro-electronics packaging (details available in link below). Successful white paper authors will be invited to submit full proposals. Funding $85K-$100K per yr for 2 to 3 yrs.

https://www.src.org/compete/s201507/

 

14.4 | Reed Elsevier Environmental Challenge for Safe Water

Projects must advance sustainable access to safe water where it is presently at risk and/or access to improved sanitation. Funding: $25K-$50K.

http://www.reedelsevier.com/corporateresponsibility/environmental-challenge/Pages/about-the-challenge.aspx

 

14.4 | Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA): Future Artic Sensing Technologies

Concepts for low-cost, rapidly-deployable, environmentally friendly, unmanned sensor systems, including deployment and data reach-back from above the Arctic Circle that can detect, track and identify air, surface and subsurface targets. DARPA-BAA-15-28

 

15.4 | Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP) – opportunities will be announced soon encompassing these topics:

- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Research

- Orthotics/Prosthetics

- Various Cancers: * ovarian * colorectal * genetic * kidney * listeria vaccine * liver * melanoma/other skin * mesothelioma * myeloproliferative disorders * neuroblastoma * pancreatic * stomach

- Medical Simulation

http://cdmrp.army.mil/pubs/press/press.shtml

 

15.4 | American Association for Cancer Research (AACR): Outstanding Investigator Award for Breast Cancer Research

Receiving nominations to recognize an investigator of no more than 50 years of age whose novel and significant work has had or may have a far-reaching impact on the etiology, detection, diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of breast cancer. Such work may involve any discipline across the continuum of biomedical research, including basic, translational, clinical and epidemiological studies. $10,000 honorarium & present 25-minute lecture at 38th Annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium held December 8-12, 2015.

http://www.aacr.org/Research/Awards/Pages/Awards-Detail.aspx?ItemId=15#.VPQNUctO5NU

 

15.4 | Cervical Spine Research Society

* Seed/Starter Grant: young investigators submit letters of intent for a starter/seed proposal of projects on cervical spine. $25,000/12-18 months.

* 21st Century Development Grants: highest quality applications that make the greatest impact on cervical spine research. $75,000/1-2 yrs.

* Resident/Fellow Grants:  funds residents/fellows to pursue avenues of interest to prepare them for a lifelong research career. $15,000 for a fellow who will not complete training before 31.12.15.

http://www.csrs.org/research/grants/

 

15.4 | March of Dimes Foundation (MDF): Prematurity Research Initiative (PRI) – letter of intent

MDF supports projects related to cause[s] (etiology) of normal labor and preterm labor. The intent is to provide new insights into preventing preterm births; in most cases the cause (and thus potential prevention) remains elusive. Emphasis is upon proposals using technology of or encompassing contemporary technologies of genetic, molecular biology and gene-environment interactions. $145,000 per yr/3 yrs.

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

 

15.4 | Google: Faculty Research Awards program

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

Computational neuroscience

Economics and market algorithms

Geo/maps

Human-computer interaction

Information retrieval, extraction, and organization (including semantic graphs)

Machine learning and data mining

Machine perception

Machine translation

Mobile

Natural language processing

Online education at scale

Physical interactions with devices

Policy and standards

Privacy

Robotics

Security

Social networks

Software engineering and programming languages

Speech

Structured data and database management

Systems (hardware and software)

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

 

15.4 | 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/

 

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

CurePSP promotes research that helps generate an integrated picture of PSP and CBD at the molecular & cellular levels. 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.

Funding: Up to $100K over 3 years.  Application deadlines are quarterly on January 15, April 15, July 15 and October 15.

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

 

15.4 | Osteosynthesis and Trauma Care Foundation (OTC): Osteoporosis Research Grants

Objective: encourage orthopedic trauma surgeons and basic scientists by providing funding for both laboratory and clinical research projects. Funding: up to US$ 50,000 over two years.

http://www.otcfoundation.org/research/research-grants/

 

16.4 | NIH: BRAIN Initiative – New Concepts and Early-Stage Research for Large-Scale Recording and Modulation in the Nervous System

Seeks early stage of development projects and new and untested to enable calculations, simulations, computational models, or other mathematical approaches for demonstrating that the signal sources and/or measurement technologies are theoretically capable of meeting the demands of large-scale recording or manipulation of circuit activity. Also  building and testing phantoms, prototypes, in-vitro or other bench-top models in order to validate underlying theoretical assumptions. Applicants may be physicists, engineers, theoreticians, and scientists, especially those not typically involved with neuroscience research. 2-yr project $300,000.

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-EY-15-001.html

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16.4 | MQ Transforming Mental Health: Early Career Fellows Programme– Statement of Intent

Program supports research asking challenging questions that will contribute to transformative advances in mental health research. The Programme is open to Applicants from all scientific disciplines. Funding: £75K/yr for up to 3 years.

http://www.joinmq.org/research/pages/fellows-programme

 

17.4 | NIST: NIST Center for Neutron Research (NCNR) Comprehensive Grant Program

NIST is soliciting applications to support research involving neutron scattering and spectroscopy specifically aimed at developing new instrumentation for neutron research, conducting collaborative research with NIST and visiting scientists, and to conduct other outreach and educational activities that advance the use of neutrons by U.S. academia and industrial scientists.  This will entail awardee(s) stationing scientific staff at the NCNR to collaborate with NIST and other visiting scientists to advance these objectives. Up to $3,000,000 per yr/3 yrs.

http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=272870

 

20.4 | Progeria Research Foundation Research Grants

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

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

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

http://www.progeriaresearch.org/research_funding_opportunities/

 

21.4 | WateReuse: Predicting RO Removal of Toxicologically Relevant Unique Organics

Projects predicting removal efficiency of compounds identified by state or federal regulatory agencies of potential public health concern by reverse osmosis (RO), and predict removal of compounds that may be precursors of disinfection byproducts (DBPs) of potential health concern. $225,000/1 yr. Applications might be enhanced by incorporation of US partner.

http://www.watereuse.org/foundation/rfp/WRRF-14-19

 

21.4 | DOD CDMRP: Bone Marrow Failure Research Program - preapplication

* Idea Development Award: Supports innovative ideas and high-impact approaches based on scientifically sound evidence to understand and cure BMF. $360,000/2 yrs. W81XWH-15-BMFRP-IDA

 

21.4 | Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation: Research Fellow Award in blood cancer

Researchers with PhD/MD or equivalent at the post-doctorate, clinical fellow, or assistance professor level beginning studies in the multiple myeloma field under the supervision of a research mentor or sponsor. $75,000/1 yr.

http://www.themmrf.org/research-partners/mmrf-research-grants/

 

23.4 | DARPA: Near Zero Power RF and Sensor Operations: transform the energy efficiency of unattended sensors through elimination or substantial reduction of the stand-by power consumed by the sensors while they await a signature of interest. The improved energy efficiency is expected to result in an increase in the sensor mission lifetime from months to years. The Near Zero Power RF and Sensor Operations (N-ZERO) program aims to create intelligent sensors that can process and detect RF and physical sensor signatures, consume less than 10 nW of power, and attain a low false alarm rate of 1 per hour or better in an urban environment. Amount not specified/approx. 33 months. DARPA-BAA-15-14

 

23-29.4 | Danish Council for Independent Research: Call for Proposals (All Fields)

Objective: support for independent research based on the researchers’ own ideas, within and across all the main fields of science. A general assessment criterion will be the extent to which the project will benefit Danish research. Funding: varies between different instruments, typically over DKK 1 million (USD 150,000), some not limited.

http://goo.gl/UgmJzm

 

24.4 | DOD CDMRP: Breast Cancer Research Program - preapplication

*  Distinguished Investigator Award: Seeks new paradigms in breast cancer research by supporting investigators (asst professor or above and 6 years beyond their last mentored position) who are established and recognized leaders in their field and who propose a fundamental shift or leap beyond their existing track record of research. $3-million/5 yrs. W81XWH-15-BCRP-DIA

* Innovator Award: Supports associate professor or above who have demonstrated creativity, innovative work, and leadership in any field enabling pursuit of a novel, visionary, high-risk idea(s) that will accelerate progress toward eradicating breast cancer that have breast cancer advocates on their team. $5-million/5 yrs. W81XWH-15-BCRP-INNOV

* Breakthrough Award Levels 3 and 4: Funds investigators at all academic levels possessing a potential to lead to or make breakthroughs in breast cancer with a potentially near-term or long-term impact that is beyond an incremental advancement. Requires inclusion of consumer advocates.  Level 3 is advanced translational studies with near-term clinical investigation; Level 4 is large-scale projects. Permits 2-PI partnerships. Two funding levels ranging from $2.5-million to $10-million/5 years. W81XWH-15-BCRP-BT-FL34

 

24.4.| DARPA: Innovative Systems for Military Missions

Seeks system and subsystem level technologies that enable revolutionary improvements to the efficiency and effectiveness of the military. Focus areas: Ground Systems, Maritime Systems, Air Systems, and Space Systems. Up to $1-million/<18 months. DARPA-BAA-14-25

 

24.4 | 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

 

25.4 | Project Management Institute: Management Research – Pre-proposals

Translational research or theory-building, with particular interest in the following areas: Organizational change management, Agility in non-IT projects, Requirements management, Strategic initiative management, Knowledge transfer and management, Talent Management, Governance. Funding: up to $50K

http://www.pmi.org/learning/academic-research/sponsored-research-program.aspx

 

27.4 | National Marfan Foundation: Faculty Grant Program

The grant program is designed to provide financial support for faculty studying any or all disciplines involved in Marfan syndrome and related disorders.  Funding:  $100K over 2 years.

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

 

28.4 | Semiconductor Research Corporation: Call for White Papers in Logic and Memory Devices

Seeking white papers in the area of memory devices that involves these topics: * beyond CMOS * MOSFET-like structures * MOSFETs with high-mobility channel materials * optimization of junctions and contacts * fundamental understanding of nonvolatile memory cells * two-terminal selection devices for memory arrays * revolutionary SRAM and DRAM replacement solutions * simulation/modeling for processes/materials/phenomena/devices. $75,000-$100,000/2-3 yrs.

https://www.src.org/compete/s201508/

 

28.4 | GE/Statoil: Reduced Use of Sand in Onshore Operations

GE and Statoil are seeking innovative technologies to: * replace or reduce the amount of sand required for hydraulic fracturing of oil and gas wells; and * keep sand suspended in an aqueous slurry. Initial award $25,000 and additional funding of $375,000/6 mos.

http://goo.gl/3738uH

 

28.4 | DOD CDMRP: Joint En Route Care Training System of Systems Initiative: Seeks to support research projects that will develop plans, designs, frameworks, or architecture that ultimately contributes toward the development of a Continuum of Care Joint En Route Care training System of Systems of patient hand-offs, transport, and systems interoperability. $1-million/1 yr. W81XWH-15-DMRDP

 

29.4 | DARPA: Brandeis – data privacy

Projects to develop the technical means to protect the private and proprietary information of individuals and enterprises. Four technical areas: privacy-preserving computation, human data interaction, experimental systems, and metrics and analysis. Amount & duration not specified. DARPA-BAA-15-29

 

30.4 | DARPA: Biological Technologies: approaches that enable revolutionary advances in science, technologies, or systems at the intersection of biology with engineering and the physical and computer sciences. Amount & duration not specified. DARPA-BAA-14-38

 

30.4 | Institut Mérieux: Research Grants Programme in infectious and cardiovascular diseases and food and water

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

 

30.4 | March of Dimes Foundation (MDF): preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality - LOI

Research grants for the prevention of birth defects, including basic biological processes governing differentiation and development, genetics and genomics of these processes, clinical studies, reproductive health and environmental toxicology, and social and behavioral studies concerning cognitive and behavioral risks that affect outcomes of pregnancy, the perinatal period, and subsequent child development. Funding: $100,000 per yr/3 yrs.

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

 

30.4 | CHEST Foundation Multiple Grants and Awards in Lung Diseases

Aim: Multiple opportunities to support research on: COPD and alpha-1 antitrypsin (AAT) deficiency, Women’s Lung Health, Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care. Funding: $10K - $150K.

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

 

30.4 | Morton Cure Paralysis Fund (MCPF): Research Grant

Developing effective therapies for paralysis associated with spinal cord injury and other disorders of the central nervous system (CNS). The focus areas are:

1. The effects of spinal cord injury at the cellular level, particularly with emphasis on that which determines apoptosis and/or prohibits regrowth.

2. Strategies to promote neuronal growth and survival, encourage the formation of synapses, enhance the production of myelin, restore conduction capabilities, or otherwise lead to restoration of the compromised circuitry in the acutely and chronically injured CNS.

3. Evaluating new therapies in clinical trial.

Most research awards range from $5K to $75K and are based on one-year contracts. A second year may be considered.

http://www.mcpf.org/Pages/Resources.aspx

 

30.4 | Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF): Developing Exposure and Toxicity Data for Priority Trace Organics in Biosolids

Seeking proposals to develop needed exposure and hazard data (i.e., human health toxicity and ecotoxicity) for 3 higher priority trace organics: polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PDBEs), Azithromycin, and Ciprofloxacin. Collaboration with US partners is highly recommended to increase the chance of funding success. Funding: Up to $250K over 2 years.

http://www.werf.org/a/o/rfp.aspx

 

30.4 | Prostate Cancer Foundation: Movember-PCF Challenge Awards for Metastatic, Lethal Prostate Cancer

Aim: Support for large-scale research project (a team of at least 3 PIs, one young) concerning metastatic lethal prostate cancer. Focus areas include: · New systemic treatments including those targeting the currently ‘undruggable’. · First-in-field research on new targets · Mechanisms of resistance to drugs · Developing or validating biomarkers · Tumor microenvironment signaling · Immunotherapy · New bioinformatics technologies. Funding: Up to $1 million over 2 years.

http://www.pcf.org/site/c.leJRIROrEpH/b.5849007/k.F70A/Open_RFAs.htm

 

1.5 | British Academy: BA/Levehulme Small Research Grants

Funds are available to facilitate initial project planning and development; to support the direct costs of research; and to enable the advancement of research through workshops or conferences, or visits by or to partner scholars. If individual award is not opted, collaborative projects require a UK lead. £10,000/2 yrs.

http://www.britac.ac.uk/funding/guide/srg.cfm

 

1.5 | Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America: Senior Research Awards (LOI)

Proposal relevant to inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's Disease or ulcerative colitis). Funding: $115K per year, for up to 3 years.

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

 

1.5 | National Center for Responsible Gaming (NCRG): Large Grants in Gambling Research (LOI)

Funding priority: Research to improve identification of disordered gamblers, explore the efficacy of brief interventions for this population and increase the rate of disordered gamblers referred to treatment. Applicants interested in focusing on other topics on gambling disorder are also welcome to apply. Funding: up to $75,000/year for two years.

http://goo.gl/Gzy6OO

 

1.5 | Wenner-Gren Foundation: Anthropological research

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

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

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

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

 

1.5 | Robarts Research: Taylor International Prize in Medicine

The Prize of $25,000 is awarded annually to one or more individuals who have made significant contributions in basic or clinical research. The 2015 Prize will be granted to a scientist who has made outstanding contributions in the area of Cellular and Molecular Imaging in Cancer.

http://www.robarts.ca/taylorprize

 

1.5 | Cogito Foundation: Research Grants for Interdisciplinary Research on the cultural gap between science and humanities

Goal: to encourage the dialogue between science and technology on the one hand and humanities and the social sciences on the other; Research that addresses the questions of how the gap between the cultures came to be about, what caused it and how it developed, what has been done so far to bridge it and how successfully; Projects that require real interdisciplinary research cooperation among humanists and scientists. Funding: up to 3 yrs. Funding amounts in 2013 were in the range of 15,500 to 189,000 CHF.

Previous projects: http://www.cogitofoundation.ch/en/projects/p_2013.asp

http://www.cogitofoundation.ch/en/typeofgrants/default.asp

 

4.5 | Spencer Foundation: Lyle Spencer Research Awards- Letter of Intent advancing education practice

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.

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. Funding up to $1,000,000.

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

 

6.5 | CDMRP: Ovarian Cancer Research Program

* Clinical Translational Award: The intent of the OCRP Clinical Translational Award mechanism is to support translational research addressing high-impact ideas or unmet needs in ovarian cancer. This award supports preclinical and clinical research studies. $300,000/3 yrs. W818XWH-15-OCRP-CTA

* Pilot-Award: The OCRP Pilot Award supports conceptually innovative, high-risk/high-reward research that could ultimately lead to critical discoveries or major advancements that will drive the field of ovarian cancer research forward. The proposed research must demonstrate a clear focus on ovarian cancer. $250,000/2 yrs. W81XWH-15-OCRP-PA

 

6.5 | AACR-SU2C-Cancer Research UK-Lustgarten Foundation: Pancreatic Cancer Dream Team Translational Research Grant-LOI

Aim:  translational cancer research project that addresses critical problems in pancreatic cancer patient care. The project must include interventions in prevention, diagnosis, or treatment. Team must be multidisciplinary, multi-institutional, transatlantic, synergistic, with at least onemember from the U.K, and at least 25% of the grant must be used to support research within the United Kingdom. Funding: up to $12 million over the 3-years.

http://www.aacr.org/Funding/Pages/Funding-Detail.aspx?ItemID=47#.VRJsBfysU-O

 

8.5 | Alzheimer’s Association: Mechanisms of cellular death in NeuroDegeneration (MEND)

Funding goal is to discover and understand the mechanisms and pathophysiological processes by which brain cell loss is mediated in disease and thereby seek insights and potential targets for therapeutic interventions that would sustain healthy brain function. Team based projects $100,000-$1,250,000/3 yrs.

http://www.alz.org/research/alzheimers_grants/Mend.asp

 

11.5 | CDMRP opportunities involving ALS – pre-application

* Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Therapeutic Idea Award: Projects aimed at drug treatment target discovery that are in early stages of development that hold translational potential to improve ALS treatment and/or advance a novel treatment modality are sought. $500,000/2 yrs. W81XWH-15-ALSRP-TIA

* Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Therapeutic Development Award: Projects aimed to develop therapeutic leads for ALS that are empirical in nature and product-driven which clearly identify a lead molecule, or limited group of lead molecules, possessing demonstrated biological activity on a pathway relevant to ALS disease onset and/or progression are sought. $1,000,000/2 yrs. W18XWH-15-ALSRP-TDA

 

13.5 | CDMRP: Ovarian Cancer Research Program

* Investigator-Initiated Research Award: The OCRP Investigator-Initiated Research Award is intended to support meritorious basic and clinically oriented research in ovarian cancer; clinical trials will not be supported by this award mechanism. Research projects may focus on any phase of research from basic laboratory research through translational research. $450,000/3 yrs. W818XWH-15-OCRP-IIRA

* Ovarian Cancer Academy Award – Early Career Investigator: Enables an Early-Career Investigator to pursue an ovarian cancer project: basic, translational, and/or clinical research, under the guidance of a Designated Mentor. Preliminary data to support the feasibility of the research hypotheses and research approaches are required; however, these data do not necessarily need to be derived from the ovarian cancer research field. $725,000 for entire project/5 yrs. W81XWH-15-OCRP-OCA

 

13.5 | Parkinson's UK: Small Grants Scheme

Objective: small-scale research projects and pilot studies, focused on finding a cure and better treatments for Parkinson's, aiming towards improving life for patients either in the short or long term. PI must be based in UK, international collaborators allowed. Funding: £50K over 2 years

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

 

13.5 | Gates Foundation - Grand Challenges Explorations: Measure Use of Digital Financial Services / Enable Merchant Acceptance of Mobile Money Payments

* Explore New Ways to Measure Delivery and Use of Digital Financial Services Data:  Seeks development of a low cost and reliable technological solution to capture relevant data relating to the delivery and use of digital financial services in developing countries that is an order of magnitude lower cost, faster, higher quality, greater transparency/auditability and more reliable than existing approaches.

* Enable Merchant Acceptance of Mobile Money Payments: Seeks novel solutions that promote adoption and use of mobile payments (or digital transactions) by merchants that serve those living on less than $2 USD a day in developing regions.

Funding: $100,000/18 months. Successful projects may receive additional funding of up to $1-million.

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

 

13.5 | Gates Foundation - Grand Challenges Explorations: Microbiome Engineering, Vector control, Malaria Transmission, and Reducing Pneumonia Fatalities

* Addressing Newborn and Infant Gut Health Through Bacteriophage-Mediated Microbiome Engineering: Seeks to support all stages of development of bacteriophage-mediated strategies for microbiome engineering in children under two years of age, as a means to reduce the number of cases of environmental enteropathy in low-resource settings.

* Surveillance Tools, Diagnostics and an Artificial Diet to Support New Approaches to Vector Control: Seeks next steps in monitoring mosquito populations and of infection status of caught insects and facilitating mass rearing are all areas where gaps exist that need to be closed, addressing as few or as many of these topics: * novel surveillance techniques for mosquito vectors * diagnostic tests for bacterial symbionts/arboviruses within caught material * an artificial diet to replace blood feeding in the laboratory setting.

* New Approaches for Addressing Outdoor/Residual Malaria Transmission: Seek proposals that address the diversity of vector behaviors that contribute to residual transmission in malaria endemic settings. Preference will be given to ideas that are relevant to Foundation priority geographies: Southern Africa, the Greater Mekong Sub-region and Hispaniola and approaches that address anopheline vector behaviors or developmental stages.

* New Ways to Reduce Pneumonia Fatalities through Timely, Effective Treatment of Children: Seeks to reduce pneumonia fatalities through innovations that improve diagnosis of pneumonia and referral of the high risk, malnourished child. Seeking innovative ideas in the following specific areas: * Identification of host response biomarkers for differentiation of bacterial and non-bacterial causes of pneumonia; * field friendly, simple to use tools for assessment of malnutrition status in the sick child.

Funding: $100,000/18 months. Successful projects may receive additional funding up to $1-million.

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

 

15.5 | NOAA: Fisheries International Cooperation and Assistance Program

Projects are intended to build international cooperation that address one or more priority areas: * implementation of select U.S. legislation * promote sustainable and responsible management of fisheries/protected species/marine stewardship * efforts to address inappropriate fishing * initiatives to manage bycatch * and ensure legality of international trade regarding endangered species. $10,000-$200,000/typically 1 yr but may negotiate multiple year projects.     NOAA-NMFS-FHQ-2015-2004376

 

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

Bronya J. Keats Award for International Collaboration

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

Phillip Bennett and Kyle Bryant Translational Research Award

FARA accepts LOIs focusing on pre-clinical and clinical investigations that will advance treatments for FA. Funding: $250K/year for 1-2 years. Aims must target one or more of the following:

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

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

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

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

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

 

19.5 | NIH: Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPOREs) in Human Cancers for Years 2015 and 2016

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, 27.1.16, 19.5.16, and 22.9.16. Funds up to $2.3-million per year over 5 year project.

http://goo.gl/45qc18

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20.5 | Morris Animal Foundation: Coronavirus (Feline Infectious Peritonitis/FIP) in Domestic Cats

Funding for those interested in co-joining basic and clinical research to accelerate progress toward developing effective diagnostics and/or therapeutics for feline coronavirus infection, specifically FIP, in domestic cats. $50,000/1 yr or $250,000/2 yrs.

http://www.morrisanimalfoundation.org/researchers/small-animal/

 

20.5 | American Association for Cancer Research (AACR): Distinguished Lecture on the Science of Cancer Health Disparities

Receiving nominations to recognize an investigator whose novel and significant work has had or may have a far-reaching impact on the etiology, detection, diagnosis, treatment or prevention of cancer health disparities. $5,000 honorarium and 45-minute lecture at 8th Annual AACR Conference on the Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved.

http://www.aacr.org/Research/Awards/Pages/Awards-Detail.aspx?ItemId=10#.VPQOJ8tO5NU

 

20.5 | Wellcome Trust: Collaborative Awards in Science – Pre-proposals

Proposals must address important scientific problems that can only be achieved through a collaborative team effort. Large scale interdisciplinary research (including translational work) is encouraged. UK partner required. Funding: up to £4M, over up to 5 yrs.

http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/Funding/Biomedical-science/Funding-schemes/Science-collaborative-awards/index.htm

 

27.5 | Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research: Multiple opportunities – Pre-proposals

Target Advancement: Target validation (1 yr, $100K), Target optimization (2 yrs, $400K), Priority targets - alpha-synuclein, LRRK2, GBA, parkin and trophic factors (1 yr, $100K).

Therapeutic Pipeline Program: Disease-modifying or symptomatic strategies, either at pre-clinical or clinical stages  No set budget limit-2 yrs.

Outcome Measures: Imaging agents, biomarkers, clinical outcomes. No set budget, up to 3 yrs.

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

 

29.5 | TerumoBCT: Plasma Exchange Innovation Award – Expression of Interest

Aim: to support scientific and clinical research to advance therapeutic plasma exchange through novel scientific ideas, best practices, standards and tools. Applicants from neurology, nephrology, immunology, hematology and other fields of medicine are encouraged. Funding: $100K to one recipient or smaller grants (totaling up to $100,000) to multiple recipients.

http://www.plasmaexchangegrant.com/

 

31.5 | Italian Society for the Study of Headaches: Enrico Greppi Award 2015

Award to the best unpublished original paper dealing with clinical, epidemiological, genetic, pathophysiological or therapeutic aspects of headache. €10,000.

http://www.thejournalofheadacheandpain.com/about/update/GreppiAward2015

 

31.5 | Nesta Longitude Prize: Diagnostic Test for Bacterial Infections

(Recurring deadline every 4 months thereafter)

Creating 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 team must include a member which has a presence in the UK (UK office, company or organization).  Funding: £10 million prize

http://longitudeprize.org

 

31.5 | Baxter International: Baxter BioScience Grants

Support in amount of up to $125K in the following areas:

- Immunology

- Neurology

- Hematology

- Pulmonology

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

 

31.5 | MO Bio Laboratories: Microbiome Awards for Young Investigators

The Microbiome Award provides young (awarded Ph.D in the last 5 years), extraordinary scientists with funding and recognition to carry out scientific work in the field of Microbiome research. The program will award 3 prizes in amount of $2K, $3K, $5K, and the winner will receive a Research Package consisting of the analysis of 100 microbiome samples including nucleic acid extraction and targeted amplicon analysis.

http://www.microbiomeproject.com/

 

31.5 | 2016 Rolex Awards for projects that will benefit the world – Pre-application

Ten awards, five Laureate Awards and five Young Laureate Awards, to exceptional individuals who demonstrate that they have pioneering projects that will benefit the world. Funding: Laureate Awards- CHF 100K, Young Laureate Awards- CHF 50K.

http://www.rolexawards.com/about/apply

 

1.6 | Lung Cancer Research Foundation: 2015 LCRF Grant Application

LCRF funds projects focused on one or more of the following: * basic science, * translational research, * clinical research, * supportive care, * and quality of care/outcomes. $50,000/1 yr.

http://www.lungcancerresearchfoundation.org/our-research/grant-applicants/

 

1.6 | Russell Sage Foundation: Project Awards in Basic Social Science LOI

The Foundation supports basic social science research within the "announced programs" (see below). The major awards range between $35K - $150K.

• Social Inequality-research on the social, economic, political, and labor market consequences of rising economic inequalities in the United States.

• Future of Work -research on the causes and consequences of changes in the quality of jobs for less- and moderately-skilled workers in the United States.

• The social, economic and political effects of health care reform.

http://www.russellsage.org/research/categories/requests-proposals

 

1.6 | PSC Partners: Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis Research Grants

Aim: address important and novel, basic or clinical research question related to PSC and closely allied diseases (such as inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), ulcerative colitis (UC) or Crohn's disease) as they relate to PSC. Of particular interest are projects that have the potential to discover a cure for this disease, and/or identify novel therapies that may significantly delay time to liver transplantation, prevent disease recurrence following liver transplantation, and/or improve the quality of life of those with PSC. Applications addressing PSC in children are strongly encouraged. Funding: $30K/year for 2 years.

http://www.pscpartners.org/apply

 

1.6 | The Chanel-Ceries Research Award for Skin Research

Aims: Multidisciplinary, basic or clinical research on the biology or physiology of healthy skin and its reaction to environmental factors. Funding: €40K for 1 year.

http://research-technology.chanel.com/research-awards

 

2.6 | BASF: Energy Contest

Seeking low-cost grid-scale energy storage technologies that would provide reliable global energy reserves and create a strong economic framework for energy production and distribution. 100,000 Euros.

http://goo.gl/u8Vq6Y

 

2.6 | Spencer Foundation: Education Research Small Grants

Funding: up to $50,000, two programs are available:

Areas of Inquiry:

* Education and Social Opportunity

* Organizational Learning

* Teaching, Learning, and Instructional Resources

* Purposes and Values of Education

* Field-Initiated Proposals (Any other subject relevant to the Foundation goals)

http://www.spencer.org/content.cfm/budgets-50000-or-less

 

2.6 | Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF): Translational and Clinical Research on Alzheimer’s Disease (Proposal due 16.6, LOI 2 weeks prior)

ADDF is interested in novel targets and therapeutic approaches for Alzheimer’s Disease (AD), related dementias and cognitive aging. ADDF funds drug discovery and preclinical development, early detection, clinical trials and prevention, but NOT basic research. 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: Drug discovery and biomarker development.. Funding averages $150K/year. In some cases, multi-year proposals can be considered.

* Program to Accelerate Clinical Trials: Funding- up to $1.5M per application, is offered to increase the number of innovative drugs tested in humans.

* 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

 

3.6 | Prostate Cancer Foundation: 2015 Young Investigator Awards

Projects in basic, translational, or clinical research of persons that are highly innovative basic science programs will be considered and priority will be given to “bench to bedside” translational research having the potential to deliver near term benefit to patients. $75,000 per yr/3-5 yrs.

http://goo.gl/ocU5US

http://www.pcf.org/site/c.leJRIROrEpH/b.5699537/k.BEF4/Home.htm

 

3.6 | NIH: Alzheimer’s Disease Sequencing Project (ADSP) Replication Phase Analysis Studies

The ultimate aim of this opportunity is to identify the genomic contributions to both risk for AD and protection against AD, and the correlations between human genetic variation and the relationship to health and disease. Under the award, the investigator(s) will generate Replication phase data and lead comprehensive analyses of the targeted sequence data along with genotype data to replicate and validate data generated in the Discovery Phase of the ADSP and provide these data to the awardees of the companion FOA for harmonization and joint/meta-analysis of ADSP data as a whole. The direct cost limit in the first year is $600,000. Total costs across the remaining years are limited to $1.3 million with no more than $500,000 in any single year; project period limit 5 years.

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AG-16-002.html

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5.6 | NIH: Bioengineering Research Grants – clinical or translational science

The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement is to encourage collaborations between the life and physical sciences that: 1) apply a multidisciplinary bioengineering approach to the solution of a biomedical problem; and 2) integrate, optimize, validate, translate or otherwise accelerate the adoption of promising tools, methods and techniques for a specific research or clinical problem in basic, translational, or clinical science and practice. Actual needs budget not limited/5 yrs.

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-13-137.html

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5.6 | NIH: Advancing Translational and Clinical Probiotic/Prebiotic and Human Microbiome Research

Funds accelerating translational and clinical Phase I and II a/b safety and efficacy studies for substantiating measurable functional benefits of probiotic/prebiotic components and/or their combinations; and so to understand the underlying mechanisms of their action(s), and variability in responses to these interventions. Calls for interdisciplinary collaborations across scientific disciplines engaged in microbiome and pro/prebiotic research including, but not limited to: nutritional science, microbiology, virology, microecology and microbiome, genomics, immunology, computational biology, chemistry, bioengineering, as well as integration of omics and computational approaches in DNA technologies. Budgets not limited/5 yrs.

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-15-127.html

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5.6 | Children's Heart Foundation: Research Grants in Congenital Heart Disease (CHD)

Objective: Supporting the most promising, original, significant CHD research. Funding: up to $100K / calendar yr for up to 2 years.

http://www.childrensheartfoundation.org/for-scientists

 

5.6 | Pulmonary Hypertension Association: PHA/ATS Research Fellowship in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

Goal: to enable new faculty-level investigators, in the field of diagnosis, pathogenesis, treatment or outcomes of pulmonary hypertension, to make the transition to established investigators. Partnerships with senior investigators are strongly encouraged. One grant will be awarded. Funding: up to $40,000 for 2 yrs.

http://www.phassociation.org/MedicalProfessionals/Research/ResearchFellowship

 

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 to $25K.

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

 

15.6 | EFSD, Merck Sharp & Dohme (MSD): Novel Therapies for Type 2 Diabetes

Intended to fund preclinical/translational research on novel therapies to encourage the identification of new targets for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. Proposals may include but are not limited to:

- Mechanisms to induce “browning of adipose tissue”

- New targets for improving skeletal muscle or adipose tissue insulin resistance

- Bile acid biology as it relates to metabolic disease

- Lipid metabolism as it relates to insulin action

- Mechanisms of glucose-dependent insulin and glucagon secretion

Funding: up to €100,000, 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/233-msd-novel-therapies-for-type-2-diabetes-programme

 

17.6 | NIH: Basic Cancer Research opportunities

Basic Cancer Research in Cancer Health Disparities – R01

Exploratory/Developmental Grants Program for Basic Cancer Research in Cancer Health Disparities – R21

Funding opportunity supports innovative studies designed to investigate biological/genetic bases of cancer disparities, such as mechanistic studies of biological factors, development and testing of new methodologies and models, and secondary data analyses. It also aids and facilitates the growth of a nationwide cohort of scientists with a high level of basic research expertise in health disparities research.

R01: $250,000 per yr/5 yrs. R21: $275,000 for 2-yr project.

R01: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-15-093.html

R21: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-15-092.html

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25.6 | NIH: Pharmacogenomics of Orofacial Pain Management

Funds research on the genetic basis of variability in therapeutic drug responses and adverse events in individuals with painful conditions of the dental, and orofacial region. The objectives are to determine the role of genetic variability in pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and drug toxicities that contribute to and predict the clinical outcomes of analgesic treatment of individuals with acute and chronic pain conditions. Limit not specified/4 yrs.

http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=271190

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25.6 | Lupus Research Institute (LRI): Distinguished Innovator Awards

The LRI welcomes novel, hypothesis- or discovery-driven proposals in human and/or animal model based lupus research, that aim to uncover the fundamental causes of lupus and present a compelling vision of how the discovery would lay the groundwork for a potential cure, prevention, or highly effective therapy. Applications from investigators in diverse disciplines including, but not limited to, immunology, genetics, molecular-, cell- and systems biology, are encouraged. Funding: up to $250,000 per year, for up to 4 years.

http://www.lupusresearchinstitute.org/lupus-research/grant-application

 

26.6 | American Epilepsy Society: Seed Grant Program

Intended to foster collaborative interactions between two or more established investigators to make future grants related to epilepsy more competitive for larger awards. Designed to enable information exchange/technology transfer, travel of postdoctoral fellows between laboratories, and modest supplies for the project. Funding: $20K for 1 yr.

https://www.aesnet.org/research/funding%20for%20established%20investigators/seed_grant_program

Future deadline: 25.9.15

 

30.6 | Children’s Leukemia Research Association: Research Grant Program

Any doctor at the Ph.D. or MD level who is involved in research towards finding the causes and cure for leukemia may apply. Funding: $30,000.

www.childrensleukemia.org/researchgrants.html

 

1.7 | Ferring Pharmaceuticals: Innovation Grants in Gastroenterology, Reproductive Health and Urology – Discovery Grants and Postdoc/Graduate Fellowships

FRI is interested in funding exploratory, discovery and preclinical research into novel drug targets that are addressable with peptides and/or proteins; with emphasis in these therapeutic areas: gastroenterology (immunological basis of gastrointestinal (GI) disorders, etc.),  reproductive health (Identification of targets with utility in the prevention and/or treatment of preterm labor or preeclampsia, etc.), and urology (novel approaches to treat disorders such as secondary hypogonadism and benign prostatic hyperplasia). Discovery grants $50,000/1 yr; fellowships $50,000/1 yr.

http://ferring-research.com/ferring-grants/overview/

 

1.7 | Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute: Engagement Award: Knowledge, Training and Development, and Dissemination Awards

Support for projects that encourage active integration of patients, caregivers, clinicians, and other healthcare stakeholders as integral members of the patient-centered outcomes research/clinical effectiveness research (PCOR/CER) enterprise. $250,000/2 yrs.

* 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

 

1.7 | Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute: Engagement Award – Research Meeting and Conference Support

Funding support for meetings and conferences that align with PCORI’s Mission and Strategic Plan and facilitate expansion of patient-centered outcomes research/clinical comparative effectiveness research (PCOR/CER). $50,000 one-time up to $250,000 for multi-year award/2 yrs.

* 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

http://www.pcori.org/sites/default/files/PCORI-EAIN-Conference-Support_0.pdf

 

1.7 | AACR: Ocular Melanoma Foundation Fellowship, in honor of Robert C. Allen

The AACR-Ocular Melanoma Foundation Fellowship, in honor of Robert C. Allen, MD represents a joint effort 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 proposed for funding may be basic, translational or clinical in nature and must have direct, primary applicability and relevance to ocular/uveal melanoma. AACR membership is required. Funds $50,000/1 year.

http://www.aacr.org/Funding/Grant%20Assets/2015%20OMF%20PG.2.pdf

 

1.7 | Kure It-AACR Research Grant for Immunotheraphy in Kidney Cancer

The Grant supports research on immunological aspects of, or treatments for, kidney cancer. The research 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. Funds $250,000/2 years.

http://www.aacr.org/Funding/Grant%20Assets/2015%20Kure%20It%20Grant%20PG.2.pdf

 

1.7 | National MS Society (NMSS): Pilot Research

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

 

1.7 | NATO: Science for Peace and Security

Collaborative projects with NATO countries addressing the SPS key priorities: * counter-terrorism * energy security * cyber defense * defense against chem/bio/radiological/nuclear agents * environmental security * security-related advanced technology * border and port security * mine and UOD detection/clearance * human and social aspects of security * consideration for unspecified topics if linked to NATO’s strategic objective.

- Multi-year research & development projects of 3-4 yrs. The budget is not specified. In past years the budget was limited to €400,000 over the 3 yr period.

- Advanced Study Institute: 7-day institute averaging €60,000.

- Advanced Training Course: 5-7 day course averaging €60,000.

- Advanced Research Workshop: 2-5 day workshop averaging €30,000-€40,000.

NATO countries: Albania, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, UK and US. http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natolive/85291.htm

 

1.7 | Partnership for Clean Competition (PCC): Pre-application in anti-doping and integrity in sport

PCC supports high-quality, high-impact, novel research that has a high likelihood of success and of resulting in methods or products that will advance the anti-doping field and ensure integrity in sport. Areas of investigation reflect the PCC's current research priorities:

- Developing methods of cost-effective testing to detect and deter the use of banned and illegal substances.
- Developing testing protocols to detect designer substances used for doping purposes.
- Improving existing analytical methods to detect particular drugs, ex. GH, IGF-1, EPO, hCG.
- Developing analytical methods to detect performance enhancing drugs not currently detectable.
- Longitudinal urinary excretion patterns, metabolism and dose-concentration. 
- Critical reviews to support interpretation of laboratory data.
- Alternative specimens, (ex. oral fluid, dried blood/plasma spots) for testing.

Funding: between $10,000 to $400,000

https://www.cleancompetition.org/Concourse/Applications

 

1.7 | Lung Cancer Research Foundation: Research Grants

Grants support basic science, translational research, clinical research, quality of care/outcomes research on all cancers of the lung. Funding: $75K for one year.

http://www.lungcancerresearchfoundation.org/our-research/grant-applicants/

 

1.7 | European Foundation for The Study of Diabetes (EFSD), JDRF And Lilly: European Programme In Type 1 Diabetes Research

Research with potential to increase understanding of the natural history, pathogenesis, and/or heterogeneity of human type 1 diabetes; Pancreatic beta cell biology and potential human beta cell regenerative approaches; Pathophysiology; Therapies that slow or stop progression before symptomatic disease or that preserve beta cell function in new onset; and more... (see link below). Funding: €100K (more possible).

http://goo.gl/uNn4mY

 

3.7 | 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. Recurring deadline: 2.10.

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

 

7.7 | The French Muscular Dystrophy Association (AFM-Téléthon): Research in Neuromuscular Diseases

Trampoline grants: intended to support investigators early in their career and/or early stage innovative projects. Funding: up to €50,000 over 1 year.

Research projects for one year, renewable for a 2nd year, and exceptionally for a 3rd year.

http://www.afm-telethon.com/research/calls-for-proposals/current-calls-for-proposals.html

http://www.afm-telethon.com/media/files/Instructions%20for%20Applicants.pdf

 

8.7 | Parkinson's UK: Small Grants Scheme

Objective: small-scale research projects and pilot studies, focused on finding a cure and better treatments for Parkinson's, aiming towards improving life for patients either in the short or long term. PI must be based in UK, international collaborators allowed. Funding: £50K over 2 years

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

 

9.7 | NIH: Systems Biology and Antibacterial Resistance

Projects would use a multi-disciplinary systems biology approach to study the molecular interaction networks of the pathogen and the host in association with antibacterial resistance or in response to treatment of antibacterial resistant infections. The application’s focus must be on bacterial pathogens with established antibacterial resistance. Does not support applications focused on drug-resistant tuberculosis.  $2-million per yr/5 years.

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AI-14-064.html

About NIH funding

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

CurePSP promotes research that helps generate an integrated picture of PSP and CBD at the molecular & cellular levels. 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.

Funding: Up to $100K over 3 years.  Application deadlines are quarterly on January 15, April 15, July 15 and October 15.

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

 

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

 

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

One-year seed grants of $15K-$30K will be considered for early or pilot phases of studies and ongoing investigations.

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

 

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

Acceleration of European basic and clinical research focusing on microvascular complications of diabetes. Hypothesis driven basic and clinical intervention projects (projects not involving clinical trials).  Funding: up to €100K.

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

 

29.7 | NIH: NIDA Avant-Garde Award Program for HIV/AIDS and Drug Use Research

Supports individual scientists of exceptional creativity who propose high-impact research that will open new areas of HIV/AIDS research and/or lead to new avenues for prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS among drug abusers, employing highly innovative approaches that are substantially different from those already being pursued by the investigator or others, leading to improved preventive interventions or therapies; creative, new strategies to prevent disease transmission; novel approaches to improve disease outcomes; and creative approaches to eradicating HIV or improving the lives of those living with HIV. $500,000 per yr/5 yrs.

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DA-15-004.html

 

29.7 | NIH: Molecular Mechanisms of Combination Adjuvants (MMCA) – combination of two or more vaccines

Funding of studies of the mechanism of action of a combination of two or more vaccine adjuvants that have already shown immune boosting activity when used individually in licensed or unlicensed vaccines with the long-term goal of the development of novel adjuvant combinations which will improve the immunogenicity of vaccines while addressing concerns related to reactogenicity. $350,000 per yr/5 yrs.

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AI-15-005.html

 

30.7 | 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

 

30.7 | 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

 

31.7 | NIH: Advancing Exceptional Research on HIV/AIDS and Substance Abuse

This opportunity focuses on innovative research projects that have the potential to open new areas of HIV/AIDS research and/or lead to new avenues for prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS among substance abusers.  The nexus with substance abuse should be clearly described.  Open to both individual researchers and research teams and is not limited to any one area of research on HIV and substance use. No limit to budgets/5 yrs.

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DA-16-001.html

 

31.7 | Cutaneous Lymphoma Foundation (CLF): CLARIONS Award

The program funds innovative research in all areas of Cutaneous Lymphomas with particular interest in:

• Etiology and risk factors of cutaneous lymphomas.

• Measures of disease impact on individuals and populations.

• Translating discoveries into diagnostic and therapeutic advances.

• Optimizing therapies for cutaneous lymphomas.

• Improving quality of life for patients

Funding: $25K for 1 yr.

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

 

1.8 | Science and SciLifeLab: Prize for Young Scientists – essays

Offering prizes for winning essays written by young scientists (received doctoral degree in previous two years) that will be published in Science. Topics encompass: cell and molecular biology, genomics and proteomics, ecology and environment, and translational medicine. Grand prize $30,000; and three category prizes $10,000 each.

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

 

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

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

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

For both programs, candidates must have attained an MD or PhD degree, and have an appointment as a junior faculty member, senior post-doc or clinical fellow. Individuals at the Associate Professor level are not eligible. Clinicians must have finished their residency no more than 5 years prior to applying. PhDs must be no more than 5 years from end of the completion of their post-doc training.

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

 

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

 

17.8 | National Ataxia Foundation: Multiple opportunities - Letter of Intent

Pioneer SCA Translational Research Award: research investigations that will facilitate the development of treatments for the Spinocerebellar Ataxias (SCAs).  Funding: $100K for one year.

Research Post-Doc Fellowship Award: One-year grant up to $35K. Applicants should have completed at least one year of post-doctoral training, but not more than 2 at the time of application, and should have shown a commitment to research in the field of ataxia.

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

 

20.8 | Spencer Foundation: Education Research Small Grants

Funding: up to $50,000, two programs are available:

Areas of Inquiry:

* Education and Social Opportunity

* Organizational Learning

* Teaching, Learning, and Instructional Resources

* Purposes and Values of Education

* Field-Initiated Proposals (Any other subject relevant to the Foundation goals)

http://www.spencer.org/content.cfm/budgets-50000-or-less

 

24.8 | Kenneth Rainin Foundation: Health – Synergy Award – inflammatory bowel disease

Aim: to advance the study of IBD and fund ground breaking or unconventional methodologies, whose risky outlook is justified by the possibility of a major breakthrough. The Kenneth Rainin Foundation’s annual Innovations symposium brings together influential and collaborative researchers and innovative and creative thinkers to work toward the common goal of curing IBD. $300,000, available only to symposium attendees.

http://krfoundation.org/health/synergy-award/

 

31.8 | MATSUMAE International Foundation: Research Fellowship Program 2016

Projects in natural science, engineering, and medicine are given priority. Fellowships for 3-6 months of duration between April 2016 and March 2017. ¥220,000 monthly stipend.

http://www.mars.dti.ne.jp/~mif/qchap2.htm

 

31.8 | Benign Essential Blepharospasm Research Foundation (BEBRF): Blepharospasm/Meige Research Proposal – cranial dystonia

Funds research directly related to blepharospasm or Meige’s Syndrome, both forms of cranial dystonia, to include new treatments, pathophysiology and genetics, photophobia, and dry eye. $150,000/1 yr.

http://www.blepharospasm.org/research-request.html

 

31.8 | Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals: Grants4Targets Initiative

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

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

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

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

*Hematology: Focus on novel, targets for hemophilia, hemoglobinopathies, bone marrow cell mobilization and renewal.

*Ophthalmology: Treatment options for dry AMD/Geographic Atrophy and Stargardt’s disease

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

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

In addition to the financial grants, Bayer may support further by providing expertise, tools and/or investigations in the areas of: antibodies, small molecule tool compounds, biobank samples, and technologies.

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

 

31.8 | Baxter International: Baxter BioScience Grants

Support in amount of up to $125K in the following areas:

- Immunology

- Neurology

- Hematology

- Pulmonology

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

 

31.8 | International Team for Implantology: Research Programs

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

Small Grant: for new investigators. Funding: up to $50,000.
Large Grant: for experienced researchers established the field. Funding: up to $200,000.

http://www.iti.org/?a=1&t=0&y=3001&r=0&n=288&i=&c=25&v=page&o=&s

 

1.9 | Volkswagen Foundation: Experiment! – In search of bold research ideas in science and engineering, life sciences and psychology

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

http://goo.gl/gZo8jy

 

1.9 | National Center for Responsible Gaming (NCRG): Seed Grants in Gambling Research

Funding priority: Research to improve identification of disordered gamblers, explore the efficacy of brief interventions for this population and increase the rate of disordered gamblers referred to treatment. Applicants interested in focusing on other topics on gambling disorder are also welcome to apply. Funding: up to $30,000/year for one year.

http://goo.gl/Gzy6OO

 

8.9 | Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF): Translational and Clinical Research on Alzheimer’s Disease (Proposal due 22.9, LOI 2 weeks prior)

ADDF is interested in novel targets and therapeutic approaches for Alzheimer’s Disease (AD), related dementias and cognitive aging. ADDF funds drug discovery and preclinical development, early detection, clinical trials and prevention, but NOT basic research. 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: Drug discovery and biomarker development.. Funding averages $150K/year. In some cases, multi-year proposals can be considered.

* Program to Accelerate Clinical Trials: Funding- up to $1.5M per application, is offered to increase the number of innovative drugs tested in humans.

* 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

 

11.9 | Thrasher Research Funds: Early Career Awards – in children’s health

Funds research topics important to children’s health. Both incidence and severity are considered when determining the significance of a problem being studied. Eligible to apply are: 1. Physicians who are in a residency/fellowship training program, or who completed that program no more than one year before the date of submission of the Concept Paper.  2. Post-doctoral researchers who received their doctorate no more than 3 yrs prior to the date of submitting the Concept Paper.  Funding: up to $25K up to 2 years. Note: See all year section for funding for established PIs with greater funding level.

https://www.thrasherresearch.org/SitePages/early-career-award.aspx

 

14.9 | Russell Sage Foundation: Project Awards in Basic Social Science LOI

The Foundation supports basic social science research within the "announced programs" (see below). The major awards range between $35K - $150K.

• Social Inequality-research on the social, economic, political, and labor market consequences of rising economic inequalities in the United States.

• Future of Work -research on the causes and consequences of changes in the quality of jobs for less- and moderately-skilled workers in the United States.

• The social, economic and political effects of health care reform.

http://www.russellsage.org/research/categories/requests-proposals

 

15.9 | Graham Foundation: Grants to Individuals – Production/Presentation & Research/Development – architectural topics

Makes project-based grants to individuals and produces public programs to foster the development and exchange of diverse and challenging ideas about architecture and its role in the arts, culture, and society.

- Production and Presentation: These grants assist individuals with the production-related expenses that are necessary to take a project from conceptualization to realization and public presentation. These projects include, but are not limited to, publications, exhibitions, installations, films, new media projects, and other public programs. $20,000/1 yr.

- Research and Development: assist individuals with seed money for research-related expenses such as travel, documentation, materials, supplies, and other development costs. Projects must have clearly defined goals, work plans, and budgets. $10,000/1 yr.

http://www.grahamfoundation.org

 

16.9 | Parkinson's UK: Small Grants Scheme

Objective: small-scale research projects and pilot studies, focused on finding a cure and better treatments for Parkinson's, aiming towards improving life for patients either in the short or long term. PI must be based in UK, international collaborators allowed. Funding: £50K over 2 years

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

 

22.9 | NIH: Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPOREs) in Human Cancers for Years 2015 and 2016 (P50)

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. Funds up to $2.3-million per year over 5 year project

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

About NIH funding

Other NIH PARs/PAs and RFAs

 

30.9 | Fritz Thyssen Foundation – projects in humanities, social sciences, and biomed fields

Support of projects by the Fritz Thyssen Foundation focuses on scholars in the humanities, social science and biomedicine fields in the following areas:

-History, Language & Culture - Among areas supported: cultural studies which seek to establish interdisciplinary contact with the social sciences, projects which are based on cooperation with the natural sciences, particularly with the cognitive neuro-sciences, research traditions of the „classical“ arts disciplines, particularly philosophy and theology.

-"Image and Imagery" – Among areas supported: analyses of image recognition and forms of representation, projects in disciplines such as art and cultural history, broader transdisciplinary studies, projects which deal with the logic of images, the anthropology of images, problems in the sciences, the culture and the history of images, the relation of aesthetic and cognitive achievements or the instrumental role of the image in the representational processes of the sciences.

-State, Economy and Society- Among areas supported: projects which investigate the preconditions leading to change in modern societies, projects which can be assigned to the fields of economics, law, politics, sociology and ethnology,.

-"International Relations" - analysis and study of the interrelationships between very different processes of “de-territorialisation” in the economic, legal and political spheres.

-Medicine and the Natural Sciences - Molecular causes in the development of illnesses, with preference to functional analysis of genes for genetic illnesses in vitro and in vivo, establishment and evaluation of cell and animal models for the study of genetic illnesses, or analysis of predisposing genes or genes which modify illnesses.

Interdisciplinary projects are also welcomed by the foundation. Collaboration with German researchers is essential. Funding: Not specified

http://www.fritz-thyssen-stiftung.de/funding/types-of-support/support-of-projects/?L=1

 

1.10 | NATO: Science for Peace and Security

Collaborative projects with NATO countries addressing the SPS key priorities: * counter-terrorism * energy security * cyber defense * defense against chem/bio/radiological/nuclear agents * environmental security * security-related advanced technology * border and port security * mine and UOD detection/clearance * human and social aspects of security * consideration for unspecified topics if linked to NATO’s strategic objective.

- Multi-year research & development projects of 3-4 yrs. The budget is not specified. In past years the budget was limited to €400,000 over the 3 yr period.

- Advanced Study Institute: 7-day institute averaging €60,000.

- Advanced Training Course: 5-7 day course averaging €60,000.

- Advanced Research Workshop: 2-5 day workshop averaging €30,000-€40,000.

NATO countries: Albania, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, UK and US. http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natolive/85291.htm

 

1.10 | John Templeton Foundation: Multiple funding areas (Online Funding Inquiry Form)

** Science & the Big Questions:

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

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

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

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

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

** Character Virtue Development

** Individual Freedom & Free Markets: Research intended to liberate the initiative of individuals and nations and to establish the necessary conditions for the success of profit-making enterprise

** Exceptional Cognitive Talent and Genius: Support for young people who demonstrate exceptional talent in mathematics and science

Funding: ranges from a few months to up to three years with amounts ranging from $200K to more than $1M.

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

 

1.10 | Scoliosis Research Society (SRS): Funding opportunities

- Standard grant applications may be in any area of spinal deformity research, although an additional funding source for grants focusing on the etiology of scoliosis is available in conjunction with the Cotrel Foundation. These grant application require evidence that the investigator has the experience and resources to complete the proposed research. As such, preliminary data is generally required. Funding: $25K/year up to 2 years.

- New Investigator grant is specifically targeted to new investigators. It is open to candidates who have received a small exploratory new investigator grant; however, it will not be awarded to those who have received prior from national granting organizations, such as SRS (standard grant), OREF, NSF, or NIH. Funding: $25K max; may extend up to 2 years. Preliminary data is suggested although not absolutely required.

- Small Exploratory grant is designed specifically for new investigators who have a preliminary concept they would like to develop into a research project. Funding: $10K max over 1 year. This grant does not require pilot data. It should, however, be able to generate pilot data that could be used when applying for a larger grant.

- Alf Nachemson Evidence Based Medicine award is given to studies that aim to provide the best available evidence by which to improve our knowledge and practice in the care of patients with spinal deformities. It is not necessarily restricted to randomized trials or meta-analyses. By clinical evidence, we mean clinically relevant research that may be basic science in origin and especially patient centered clinical research. These grant applications require evidence that the investigator has the experience and resources to complete the proposed research.

http://www.srs.org/research/

 

1.10 | Cogito Foundation: Research Grants for Interdisciplinary Research on the cultural gap between science and humanities

Goal: to encourage the dialogue between science and technology on the one hand and humanities and the social sciences on the other; Research that addresses the questions of how the gap between the cultures came to be about, what caused it and how it developed, what has been done so far to bridge it and how successfully; Projects that require real interdisciplinary research cooperation among humanists and scientists. Funding: up to 3 yrs. Funding amounts in 2013 were in the range of 15,500 to 189,000 CHF.

Previous projects: http://www.cogitofoundation.ch/en/projects/p_2013.asp

http://www.cogitofoundation.ch/en/typeofgrants/default.asp

 

1.10 | Post-Polio Health International (PHI)- Post-Poliomyelitis and Neuromuscular Respiratory Disease Research

Aim: to study the causes, treatment and management of the late effects of polio and to explore historical, social, psychological and independent living aspects of living with polio. Funding: $50,000 / year for up to 2 years.

http://www.post-polio.org/res/rfcall.html

 

2.10 | 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

 

2.10 | Institut Mérieux: Research Grants Program in infectious and cardiovascular diseases and food and water

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

 

7.10 | National MS Society (NMSS): Pilot Research in multiple sclerosis

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

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

 

15.10 | ALS Therapy Alliance (ATA) Grant Funding

ATA is accepting applications from investigators for ALS research projects. Grants ranging from $100,000 to $1 million over 1-3 years will be awarded to projects — including but not limited to basic, clinical, and translational research and clinical trials — related to a better understanding of or treatments for ALS.

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

 

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

CurePSP promotes research that helps generate an integrated picture of PSP and CBD at the molecular & cellular levels. 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.

Funding: Up to $100K over 3 years.  Application deadlines are quarterly on January 15, April 15, July 15 and October 15.

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

 

28.10 | Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research: Multiple opportunities – Pre-proposals

Target Advancement: Target validation (1 yr, $100K), Target optimization (2 yrs, $400K), Priority targets- alpha-synuclein, LRRK2, GBA, parkin and trophic factors (1 yr, $100K).

Therapeutic Pipeline Program: Disease-modifying or symptomatic strategies, either at pre-clinical or clinical stages  No set budget limit-2 yrs.

Outcome Measures: Imaging agents, biomarkers, clinical outcomes. No set budget, up to 3 yrs.

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

 

31.10 | Morton Cure Paralysis Fund (MCPF): Research Grant

Developing effective therapies for paralysis associated with spinal cord injury and other disorders of the central nervous system (CNS). The focus areas are:

1. The effects of spinal cord injury at the cellular level, particularly with emphasis on that which determines apoptosis and/or prohibits regrowth.

2. Strategies to promote neuronal growth and survival, encourage the formation of synapses, enhance the production of myelin, restore conduction capabilities, or otherwise lead to restoration of the compromised circuitry in the acutely and chronically injured CNS.

3. Evaluating new therapies in clinical trial.

Most research awards range from $5K to $75K and are based on one-year contracts. A second year may be considered.

http://www.mcpf.org/Pages/Resources.aspx

 

1.11 | Partnership for Clean Competition (PCC): Pre-application advancing anti-doping and integrity in sport

PCC supports high-quality, high-impact, novel research that has a high likelihood of success and of resulting in methods or products that will advance the anti-doping field and ensure integrity in sport. Areas of investigation reflect the PCC's current research priorities:

- Developing methods of cost-effective testing to detect and deter the use of banned and illegal substances.
- Developing testing protocols to detect designer substances used for doping purposes.
- Improving existing analytical methods to detect particular drugs, ex. GH, IGF-1, EPO, hCG.
- Developing analytical methods to detect performance enhancing drugs not currently detectable.
- Longitudinal urinary excretion patterns, metabolism and dose-concentration. 
- Critical reviews to support interpretation of laboratory data.
- Alternative specimens, (ex. oral fluid, dried blood/plasma spots) for testing.

Funding: between $10,000 to $400,000

https://www.cleancompetition.org/Concourse/Applications

 

1.11 | Wenner-Gren Foundation: Anthropological Post-Ph.D. Research Grants

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

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

 

26.11 | Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF): Translational and Clinical Research on Alzheimer’s Disease (Proposal due 10.12, LOI 2 weeks prior)

ADDF is interested in novel targets and therapeutic approaches for Alzheimer’s Disease (AD), related dementias and cognitive aging. ADDF funds drug discovery and preclinical development, early detection, clinical trials and prevention, but NOT basic research. 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: Drug discovery and biomarker development.. Funding averages $150K/year. In some cases, multi-year proposals can be considered.

* Program to Accelerate Clinical Trials: Funding- up to $1.5M per application, is offered to increase the number of innovative drugs tested in humans.

* 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

 

31.12 | ELRHA Humanitarian Innovation Fund – Core grants

* Recognition of a Problem: Projects meeting criteria of * potential impact and scalability * methodology * project feasibility * team composition and capacity to implement. £20,000/ 1yr.

* Invention: Projects that clearly demonstrate how the innovation will contribute to improving the relevance, appropriateness, coverage, efficiency and / or effectiveness of humanitarian aid relative to existing practices. £20,000/ 1yr.

* Development:  topic issue should clearly address a significant challenge within the field of humanitarian practice and present relevant evidence supporting the project’s rationale. £75,000 to £150,000/1 yr.

* Diffusion: projects that demonstrate the potential to have a positive impact on the effectiveness of the humanitarian action through potential scale up and/or transferability within the sector. £20,000/ 1yr.

http://www.elrha.org/hif/funding/core-grants/

 

14.1.16 | IARPA: Office for Anticipating Surprise – national security forecasting

Proposals for research to develop new methods to forecast events relevant to national security demonstrating the feasibility of revolutionary concepts that may deliver real-time indications and warnings of areas not limited to: * detection and forecasting of emergent phenomena; * automated generation and maintenance of taxonomies; * analysis and forecasting of rare events; * quantitative risk assessments of emerging dual-use technologies; * causal inference from observational data; * methods of assessing capability and intent to develop weapons of mass destruction; * and methods for assessing capability and intent to leverage cyber capabilities against critical infrastructure. No limit specified in costs/1 yr.

https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&tab=core&id=c826978d16d4f69317b584a822487b54

 

15.1.2016 | FRAXA Research Foundation: Program Grants in fragile X syndrome – letter of intent

FRAXA invites investigator-initiated research applications for innovative pilot studies aimed at developing and characterizing new therapeutic approaches for the treatment and ultimate cure of fragile X syndrome. Typical award around $45,000)/1-2 yrs.

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

 

27.1.16 | NIH: Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPOREs) in Human Cancers for Years 2015 and 2016

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

About NIH funding

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19.5.16 | NIH: 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

About NIH funding

Other NIH PARs/PAs and RFAs

 

22.9.16 | NIH: 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

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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

 

Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure: Basic and Clinical Research Grants - Initial research summary

Aim: Accelerating the development of new brain tumor treatments, at each stage of the drug development pipeline, to ensure promising leads are advanced as quickly as possible. Request to initially submit a 1000 word research summary.

http://abc2.org/smarter-research/how-we-fund

 

Neurological Disorders and NeuroScience:

 

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

 

European Foundation for the Study of Diabetes: Albert Renold Travel Fellowships for Young Scientists

Aims to enable young scientists to travel and stay (3 months or less) at other institutions in order to learn different scientific techniques related to diabetes research. Paid members of EASD under the age of 35 with PhD or 40 years MD/PhD with clinical training on 1 January in the year the fellowship is awarded. Submissions must be received 6 weeks prior to date of proposed travel; travel must be completed within 9 months of receipt of award. Funds up to 8,000 Euro.

http://www.europeandiabetesfoundation.org/index.php/ct-menu-item-5#1-february-2015-efsd-novo-nordisk-programme-for-diabetes-reseach-in-europe

 

DFG – German Science Foundation: Research Training Group and International Research Training Groups

Research Training Groups (comprised of one or more universities) are established to promote young researchers; they are run by 5-10 professors with expertise in any field. There are two program profiles: 1) research: focuses on one main topic; and 2) qualification: enables doctoral researchers to produce independent research findings with international visibility, and simultaneously qualify for domestic and international academic and non-academic job market.

International research training groups are structured doctoral programs run by German universities in conjunction with universities abroad, promoting systematic research cooperation from the partner group.

There is a two-stage proposal process: draft proposal that leads to invitation for full proposal. Funding is for nine years in two 4.5 year segments.

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

http://www.dfg.de/formulare/54_05/

 

DFG – German Science Foundation: Grants to Support the Initiation of International Collaboration

Funds collaborative activities, such as three-month research stays at partner institutions, guest visits, or joint workshops, between international partners.

http://www.dfg.de/en/research_funding/programmes/international_cooperation/initiation_international_collaboration/in_brief/index.html

Criteria for successful submissions: http://www.uni-tuebingen.de/Mikrobiogen/DFG-Presentation.pdf

 

 

The Coca-Cola Company: Community Support Application – various topics

Water Stewardship: Supports initiatives that provide access to clean water and sanitation, watershed protection in water-stressed regions, the utilization of water for production and or multiple use systems that do more than provide clean drinking water, and education and awareness programs that promote water conservation within communities and industry.

Active Healthy Living: Supports initiatives that provide access to exercise, physical activity and nutritional education programs, initiatives that motivate behavior modification, and projects that encourage lifestyle/behavioral changes.

Community Recycling: Supports initiatives to increase liter abatement efforts, advance recovery and reuse, increase community recycling awareness, and offers support for research and innovation.

Education: Supports programs that offer scholarships, school drop-out prevention projects, access to educational programming, and other educational initiatives deemed critical by our local business units.

Locally-Designated Priorities: Responds to critical local initiatives related to HIV/AIDS education and prevention and malaria in Africa and Latin America, youth development initiatives in Europe and diversity initiatives in the United States.

No $ limit; no specified project length limitation.

http://www.coca-colacompany.com/stories/community-requests-guidelines-application

 

30.9 | DOD: Military Infectious Diseases Research Program

Funding projects that focus on vaccines, anti-parasitic drugs, deployable field clinical diagnostics (human and vector), prophylactics and novel therapeutics to treat multidrug-resistant organisms in combat wound infections, as well as vector control pertinent to naturally occurring endemic diseases with demonstrated or potential capability to decrease military operational effectiveness. Funding is $100,000-$500,000 per project; period of performance up to 5 years.

www.technion.ac.il/~research/FY15 USAMRMC BAA.pdf

 

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

Funds projects with primary interest in LM and vascular abnormalities and will consider them at anytime throughout the year. $30,000 per yr.

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

 

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:

About NIH funding

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

 

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

About NIH funding

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. Range of annual grant awards is $13,200 - $190,402 with a mean of $114,082

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/

 

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

 

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:

 

The Sasakawa Peace Foundation – in social sciences, humanities, and peace studies

Funds projects promoting international understanding, exchange, and cooperation in consonance with SPF program policy/guidelines. Various opportunities: * regular projects * Sasakawa Pacific island nations fund * Sasakawa Pan Asia fund * Sasakawa Middle East Islam fund * and Sasakawa Japan-China friendship fund. Amounts varies/1-3 yrs.

http://www.spf.org/e/grants/point.html

 

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/