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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:

 

29.1 | Ministry of Health and Israel Dairy Board: Call for Research Proposals on the Contribution of Milk and Milk Products to Human Health

משרד הבריאות וקרן מועצת החלב: קול קורא להצעות מחקר בנושא תרומת חלב ומוצריו לבריאות האדם

מטרה: מחקרים העוסקים בהשפעת כל שרשרת היצור של החלב, מהמזון שניתן לבקר ולצאן ועד המוצר הסופי על המדף, על בריאות האדם. לא יומלצו למימון ניסויים קליניים (פאזה I והלאה), מחקרים בעלי אופי בסיסי בעליל או מחקרים יישומיים עם אפשרות לתמיכה מחברות מסחריות. יאושרו למימון שלושה מענקים בסכום של עד 110,000₪ כל אחד לשנה אחת.

http://www.health.gov.il/Subjects/research/Documents/Instructions_milk.pdf

http://www.health.gov.il/Subjects/research/Documents/Application_Milk.docx

 

30.1 | Teva Pharmaceuticals-National Network of Excellence in Neuroscience: Graduate and Post-doctoral Research Grants

Objective: Encouraging Israeli academic innovation, translational research and treatment in the field of neuroscience, including neurodegenerative disorders, pain, neuropsychiatric disorders. Priority areas include: Disease genetics, Biomarkers, Animal models, Disease Pathways, Targets and Validated Targets, Bioinformatics, Novel approaches to disease modification, Discovery and early Preclinical, drug development, in vitro, animal (in vivo) and basic neuroscience. Special consideration will be given to the areas of: BBB enabling technologies, PMP, late stage pre-clinical studies. Funding: Pre-doctoral: $25,000, Post-doctoral: $35,000. A total of 5 grants for Pre- and 5 for Post- doctoral research will be awarded.

If you are planning to submit -please contact Robi – 2152 – robertg@trdf.technion.ac.il

http://www.teva.co.il/NNE-RFA-2014/Pages/NNE-RFA-2014.aspx

http://www.teva.co.il/TevaLocationIL/Documents/Final-2014-NNE-RFA-30%20Nov-2014.pdf

 

30.1 | Prime Minister's Office- Biometric Applications Unit

משרד ראש הממשלה-יחידת הממונה על היישומים הביומטריים: פרס לעידוד המחקר בתחום הביומטריה

הפרס מוענק על פרסום מאמר מחקרי חדשני בכתב עת טכנולוגי מקצועי בישראל או בחו"ל אשר נושא המחקר העיקרי שלו בתחום הביומטריה כפי שמוגדרת ב-NSTC (National Science and Technology Council) Biometrics Glossary. מימון: 20 אלף ₪ לעד 5 זוכים.

http://www.pmo.gov.il/Pages/bio2014.aspx

 

30.1 | Israel Brain Technologies: The Adelis Brain Research Award for Young Researchers

The Adelis foundation invites research proposals by outstanding young Israeli investigators (up to 10 years post PhD), which will significantly advance our knowledge and understanding of the brain in health and pathologies. Funding: $100K.

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

 

30.1 | Eli Hurvitz Institute: Grants for Innovation, Strategy, and Entrepreneurship Research

מכון אלי הורביץ לניהול אסטרטגי: מענקים למחקר בתחומי האסטרטגיה, החדשנות והיזמות

מכון אלי הורביץ לניהול אסטרטגי מעוניין לעודד מחקר אקדמי יישומי בתחומי האסטרטגיה, החדשנות והיזמות, עם עדיפות למחקרים על חברות בישראל ובמזרח התיכון, על מנת להעמיק את הידע הקיים באזורנו. מימון: 25,000₪ לכל אחד מ-4 מחקרים שונים. שימו לב: בקול הקורא נפלה טעות. הכתובת הנכונה להגשת הצעות: hurvitztau@tauex.tau.ac.il

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

 

4.2 | BSF – NSF: Joint Program in Physics - Accelerator Science. BSF deadline: 9.2

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

5.2| Ministry of Agriculture: Cotton Sector Call for Proposals

משרד החקלאות: קול קורא להצעות מחקר בכותנה

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

ניתן להגיש הצעות מחקר בנושאי כותנה,  עדיפות תינתן לעבודות שתתאמנה ליעדי המו"פ של הענף (פירוט נוסף בקישור המצורף): שיפור רווחיות הגידול ע"י הפחתת עלויות הייצור והעלאה משמעותית של היבול, קידום ופיתוח מקצועיות צוותי הגידול וצוות ההדרכה, לימוד ויישום טכנולוגיות מתקדמות, בחינת זני כותנה וממשק גידול, טיפול בפגעי הגנת הצומח, מיכון וטכנולוגיה. מימון: 10-80 אלף ₪ לשנה, למשך שנה עד 3 שנים. ההצעה בשפה העברית.

http://www.technion.ac.il/~research/MOAG_Cotton_20150205_call.pdf

דפי שער: http://www.technion.ac.il/~research/MOAG_Cotton_20150205.doc

 

 

15.2 | (BSF deadline 18.2) | BSF-NSF: Joint Program in Ocean Sciences

This program will accept collaborative research proposals in the following areas: physical oceanography, chemical oceanography, biological oceanography, and marine geology and geophysics. The proposed research does not have to be in the Eastern Mediterranean or Gulf of Eilat/Aqaba, and can be in any marine environment around the world. Prior to submission, the US applicant should contact the appropriate NSF program manager to discuss the research focus on his/her international project. Funding is up to $100,000 per year for a maximum of three years.

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

 

15.2 | Ministry of Agriculture, Chief Scientist Program- RFP for 2016- Preliminary Proposals

משרד החקלאות ופיתוח הכפר, לשכת המדען הראשי: קול קורא לשנת 2016- הצעות הקדמיות

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 לתוכניות מחקר פרטניות, (ראו גם קול קורא למיזמים בתאריך 19.5) ככלל ל-3 שנים (במקרים מיוחדים עד 6 שנים). 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

פירוט אודות היעדים העיקריים בכל נושא, בקול הקורא (עמ' 9-23). חוקר ראשי רשאי להגיש הצעה חדשה אחת כתוכנית פרטנית וכמו כן אחת כמיזם (ראה קול קורא 19.5). 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

 

17.2 | MEITAL-the Inter-University Center for e-Learning (IUCEL): Call for Research Proposals on Integrating Computers in Academic Teaching

מיט"ל (מרכז ידע טכנולוגיות למידה): קול קורא בתחום שילוב התקשוב בהוראה האקדמית

מטרה: העמקת הידע הקיים בתחום שילוב טכנולוגיות מתקדמות בתהליכי הוראה ולמידה במערכת ההשכלה הגבוהה באמצעות מחקר אמפירי. מימון: 12,000 ₪ לשנה. חמישה מחקרים ימומנו.

http://meital.iucc.ac.il/meital/research/research_2014/research_2014_cfp.htm

מערכת הגשת הצעות: http://meital.iucc.ac.il/meital/research/research_2014/kolkoreform2014.htm

 

22.2 | Ministry of Agriculture-Field Crops: Call for Research Proposals Peanut Sector

משרד החקלאות אגף גידולי שדה: קול קורא לתוכניות מחקר ותצפיות שדה בענף אגוזי אדמה

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

הנהלת ענף אגוזי האדמה קוראת להגשת הצעות מחקר בתחום הענף לשנת 2015 בהתאם ליעדי הענף המפורטים בקישור.

http://www.technion.ac.il/~research/MOAG_EGOZEY_ADAMA_20150223.pdf

http://www.technion.ac.il/~research/DAPEI_SHAAR.doc

 

23.2 | MOST: Applied and/or Engineering Research

משרד המדע: מחקרים יישומיים ו/או הנדסיים (המועד האחרון להגשה למשרד המדע הוא 2.3. הצעות נדרשות להיות מוגשות לרשות המחקר עד 23.2)

מחקרים יישומיים ו/או הנדסיים בתחומים הבאים:

-          הנדסת תעשייה

-          הנדסת ביוטכנולוגיה

-          הנדסה אזרחית

-          מדעי הים והסביבה הימית

-          הדפסה פונקציונלית ותלת ממדית.

התקציב הכולל במסגרת תכנית זו לשנת 2015 הינו עד 35 מיליון ₪. 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/Engineering2015.aspx
(יש לשים לב הן לקובץ הקול הקורא והן לקובץ ההנחיות למילוי טופס מקוון)

מענה לשאלות נפוצות בנוגע למערכת ההגשה האלקטרונית: www.technion.ac.il/~research/MOST_ FAQ.pdf

 

25.2 | MOST-Israeli Space Agency and Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales France: RFI for Site Proposals for VENµS -  Vegetation and Environment Monitoring on a New Micro Satellite

משרד המדע-התוכנית לפיתוח תשתיות בתחום החלל: קול קורא לקבלת מידע (RFI) בעניין בחירת מחקרים ואתרים לצילום על ידי לווין ונוס

המטרה המדעית של פרויקט "ונוס", המשותף לסוכנויות החלל הישראלית והצרפתית, היא פיתוח לווין נושא מצלמה לפיתוח שיטות לשמירה על איכות הסביבה ובמיוחד על איכות מקווי מים, וכן לפיתוח שיטות לניטור ומעקב אחר התפתחות צמחייה ולחקלאות מדויקת. התמונות שתופקנה תימסרנה ללא תמורה לטובת מחקרים. על מנת לתכנן את תוואי הטיסה של הלוויין ואת הצילומים שיפיק, הוחלט לפנות בקול קורא לקבלת מידע ולבחירת נושאים למחקרים ואתרים בהן יתבצעו הצילומים הנ"ל. במהלך שנת 2015 מתוכנן להתפרסם קול קורא נוסף לקבלת בקשות למימון מחקרים הנעשים באמצעות התמונות שיפיק הלוויין ונוס.

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

http://www.technion.ac.il/~research/MOST_VENUS_RFI_APPENDIX.doc

http://www.bgu.ac.il/BIDR/research/phys/remote/VENuS/VENuS-RA.htm

 

28.2 | PAZY Fund (Israel Atomic Energy Commission): Call for Proposals in Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science and Engineering – Pre-proposals

קרן פזי: קול קורא להצעות מחקר בפיסיקה, כימיה, מדע החומרים והנדסה – הגשת תקצירים

קרן פזי הינה קרן משותפת לוועדה לאנרגיה אטומית (וא"א) ולות"ת אשר מטרתה לקדם את המחקר, הידע המדעי והכשרת כוח האדם המדעי בתחומים בעלי עניין לוא"א. חוקרים מהאקדמיה, שברצונם להגיש הצעה באחת מהקטגוריות ומעוניינים בעזרה לאיתור חוקר שותף בוא"א, יכולים לעשות זאת (כמפורט בסעיף 2 בקול קורא).

מענקי מחקר: יוענקו למחקרים המובלים על ידי שני חוקרים ראשיים, אחד ממוסד אקדמי ואחד מהוא"א או מגוף המוכר כתלמ"י (מוסד למחקר בטחוני). מימון עד 350,000 ₪ לשנה, לתקופה של עד 4 שנים, עם אפשרות להארכה בשנה נוספת. הצעה המצרפת חוקר נוסף מהאקדמיה (תחת סייגים- ראו בקול קורא) תוכל לקבל מענק מחקר מוגדל (100,000 ₪ נוספים).

מענקי ציוד: לרכישת פריט ציוד או מספר פריטים אשר במכלול מהווים תשתית מדעית בתחום מחקר מסוים, המבוצע על ידי קבוצות מחקר משותפות לאקדמיה ולוא"א או תלמ"י. בקשות למענקי ציוד מיועדות רק למקבלי מענקי מחקר מקרן פזי או למגישי הצעות חדשות .נדרשת השתתפות המוסד (25%) במענקי הציוד- נא לברר עם רשות המחקר טרום ההגשה

סדנאות וכנסים: 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₪. הגשה עד ה- 1.6

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

 

1.3 | Maccabi Institute for Health Services Research: Research Grants – Pre-proposals

מכון מכבי לחקר שירותי בריאות: קול קורא להגשת הצעות מחקר לשנת 2015 - הצעות הקדמיות

תחומי המחקר בעדיפות ל-2015:

*מתודולוגיה והערכה של תהליכי ניהול ארגוניים להתייעלות, שיפור השירות ושיפור איכות הרפואה.

*כלים ושיטות הערכה ליישום הרפורמה בבריאות הנפש בקהילה.

*שירותים מקוונים - הערכת מועילות ויעילות בתחומים קליניים.

מימון: עד 80,000 ₪ .

http://www.maccabi4u.co.il/25805-he/Maccabi.aspx

 

2.3 | British Council: Blavatnik Postdoctoral Fellowships for Israeli Scientists in life and physical sciences, and engineering

Fellowship (applicant’s first postdoc funding) enables Israeli scientists to engage in scholarly exchange with British researchers at the University of Cambridge in life and physical sciences, and engineering. Applicants will have obtained their PhD degree not more than five years before the date of application. £30,000 yr/2 yrs.

http://www.britishcouncil.org.il/en/blavatnik-fellowship

 

24.3 | MOST: Taiwan-Israel Joint Research in:  Information Security and Nano Scale Bio Engineering

Call for joint research projects in the above areas, starting September 2015. Funding: $70,000 for each side over a 2 year period. Up to 6 projects are expected to be supported.

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

 

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

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).  Each funding agency will finance the PI of its country at a level of up to $300,000 (for each side) for an experimental project, or up to $180,000 for a theoretical project, for up to 3 years.  In addition, equipment grants of up to $50,000 can be requested according to the rules of each funding agency.

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

(Expected, not yet officially announced in Israel)

Most is expected to announce a program for collaboration with scientists from Italy for joint projects on the following topics:

*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://tx.technion.ac.il/~research/italy israel 2015.pdf

 

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/

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

15.6 | ISF: Canada - Israel joint projects in brain research

Canadian - Israeli joint research projects on issues at the frontiers in 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).  Funding: CA $1,000,000 shared by team/3 yrs.

http://www.isf.org.il/downloads/AdminSite/Messages/IDRC-CIHR-ISF_announcement.pdf

 

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: 

 

29.1 | DOD: Target Recognition and Adaptation in Contested Environments (TRACE)

DARPA is soliciting proposals in the area of tactical automatic target recognition. Proposed research should advances in science, devices, or systems. Specifically excluded is research that primarily results in evolutionary improvements to the existing state of practice. No funding limit/42 months.

www.technion.ac.il/~research/DARPA-BAA-15-09.pdf

 

30.1 | Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute: Limited PCORI Funding Announcement – Optimal Maintenance Aspirin Dose for Patients with Coronary Artery Disease

Funds a clinical trial that will begin to test PCORnet’s data infrastructure, using efficient recruitment strategies embedded within the clinical care setting to ensure broad representation from the patient community. $10-million/3 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-PFA-2015-Winter-Aspirin.pdf

 

30.1 | Merck Serono: Grant for Oncology Innovation - Letter of Intent in treatment of solid tumors

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

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

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

 

30.1 | National Pancreas Foundation: Research Grants in pancreatic disease, carcinoma, and pancreatitis

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

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

 

30.1 | U.S Department of Health and Human Services- BARDA: Advanced Research and Development of Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Medical Countermeasures

The Agency solicits the advanced research and development of medical countermeasures for chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear agents that threaten the U.S. civilian population. Research Areas of Interest:

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: 30.1, 30.4, 30.7. Areas 4 and 5 are open for continuous submission until expiration date, 30.7.

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

 

30.1 | International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS):

-Frontiers in Anesthesia Research Award

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

-Mentored Research Awards

Intended to support investigations that will further the understanding of clinical practice in anesthesiology and related sciences. Funds $150,000/2 yrs.  Four research projects will be selected annually. (Applicants must be members of IARS)

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

 

30.1 | Volkswagen Foundation: Europe and Global Challenges in Social Sciences and Humanities-Pre-proposals

The funding initiative addresses the future challenges facing Europe in respect to climate change, migration, demographic change, and economic uncertainties. Preference will be given to proposals with a strong inter-regional collaboration, including contributions from various disciplines and which are innovative. It is required that, besides European scholars, the project involves researchers from at least one other region of the world. Funding: €500K-800K/3 years.

http://www.volkswagenstiftung.de/en/funding/international-focus/europe-and-global-challenges.html

 

30.1 | Foundation for Prader-Willi Research (FPWR): Research Grant – LOI for projects alleviating symptoms

Aim: to support research relevant to PWS, particularly projects that will lead to new interventions to alleviate the symptoms. Priority will be given to: molecular basis of the PWS phenotype, regulation of appetite and energy homeostasis in individuals with PWS; development and evaluation of therapeutic interventions to regulate appetite and satiety in PWS, etiology of medical, behavioral and psychiatric complications in PWS; development and evaluation of therapeutic interventions, development of novel therapeutic interventions using in vitro and in vivo models of PWS. Funding: $100,000 for 1 yr, with the possibility of a second year upon competitive renewal.

http://www.fpwr.org/request-for-applications/

 

30.1 | Rettsyndrome.org: Funding Opportunities LOI

- Neuro-Habilitation Program- Grants for exploratory studies towards development of neuro-habilitation cognitive therapies, physical therapies, occupational therapies and speech therapies that will aid in establishing the networks critical for skill development in Rett syndrome. Funding: up to $150K over 2 years.

- Read through Program- Aim: potential pharmacological treatments that will bypass or read-through theMECP2 nonsense mutations to make a full-length functional MeCP2 protein. Funding: $600K over 2 years.

https://www.rettsyndrome.org/research/funding-opportunities

 

31.1 | International Nut & Dried Fruit: 2015 Research Grant – health effects of nuts and dried fruits – expression of interest

Solicits interest in research projects that will lead to new knowledge and understanding of the clinical, epidemiological, basic, and strategic research that contributes to enhancing the understanding of the health effects of nuts and dried fruits, to promote the production of healthy and safe products, and to produce and disseminate knowledge regarding their mission. INDF priority areas for 2015 entail nuts and/or dried fruits and: cognitive function; body weight and adipose tissue distribution; glycemic load; exercise performance; intervention trials on relevant clinical end points; meta-analysis of clinical trials; healthy diet. Funds 200,000 EUR, or 50% of co-funded projects/indeterminate length. Note: if you devise a co-funded project, please be in contact with Robi Guttman in advance of submission if invited to make full application.

http://www.nutfruit.org/call-for-research-2015-guidelines_94208.pdf

 

31.1 | International Progressive MS Alliance: Collaborative Network Award for therapies of progressive MS

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

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

 

31.1 | Merck Serono: Innovation Cup – R&D in the pharmaceutical industry – learning to advance ideas

An opportunity for 30 selected postgraduate students or post docs in life sciences and business administration programs to learn about R&D in the pharmaceutical industry from Merck Serono professionals, develop entrepreneurial skills and work in teams to advance a novel idea addressing unmet medical need into a convincing business plan during a one-week summer camp. A EUR 20K prize will be awarded to the team with the most convincing business plan

http://www.merckserono.com/en/partners/open_innovation_portal/Innovation_Cup/Innovation_Cup.html

 

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

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

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

 

31.1 | EUROSPINE Task Force Research Grants-Multiple Opportunities in spine projects

*Development Grant: intended to help develop a pilot study. Funding: up to EUR 10.000
*Pilot Study Grant: application must link to the intended main study. Funding: up to EUR 30.000 for one year
*Main Study Grant: This grant is for formal experimental or observational studies answering a specific clinical or a basic science question. Funding: up to EUR 100.000 total over 3 years
The applicant or at least one member of the research team must be a member of EUROSPINE.

http://www.eurospine.org/p31001608.html

 

1.2 | American Academy of Optometry: Clinical Research Award

Purpose of award is to answer clinically meaningful questions that will have a significant impact on patient care in optometry, and to provide a mechanism for Academy Fellows to conduct clinical research. Funds $100,000/2 yrs.

http://www.aaopt.org/academy-funding-opportunities-cutting-edge-research-1

 

1.2 | European Foundation for the Study of Diabetes: EFSD/Novo Nordisk Program for Diabetes Research in Europe

Seeking basic research projects and clinical research projects in the field of diabetes that rapidly diffuses acquired knowledge and the agency seeks to facilitate that endeavor. Funds 100,000 Euro for basic research & 400,000 Euro for clinical research/duration varies.

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

 

1.2 | FRAXA Research Grants and Postdoctoral Fellowships for Studies aimed at Treatment of Fragile X (letter of intent)

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

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

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

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

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

 

1.2 | The University of Chicago & Rhur Universitat of Bochum: Enhancing Life Project – human aspiration and social life

The project will fund applications in: religious thought/theology/philosophy; philosophy of biology/science/technology; social sciences; science/psychology/sociology; and communications/media studies. $100,000 career scholar; $50,000 early career scholar.

http://enhancinglife.uchicago.edu/apply#faqs

http://enhancinglife.uchicago.edu/about

 

1.2 | A. Alfred Taubman Medical Research Institute: Taubman Prize for Excellence in Translational Medical Science

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

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

 

1.2 | PADI Foundation: Common Grant Application in the aquatic environment

The PADI foundation encourages and supports underwater science, environmental projects, and education project’s that: enrich understanding of aquatic environment and encourage sensitivity to and protection of the delicate ecological balance of underwater life, as well as projects that increase understanding of sport diving physics and physiology. Funds $20,000 (average ranges $5K to $10K).

http://www.padifoundation.org/Hyperlinks/Application.htm

http://www.padifoundation.org/

 

1.2 | Innocentive: DARPA Forecasting Chikungunya Challenge in the Caribbean, North/Central/South America

DARPA seeks methods to accurately forecast the spread of chikungunya virus in the Caribbean, and North, Central, and South America. This Challenge also seeks to develop forecasting capabilities for infectious diseases, with the intent of applying these capabilities to the mitigation of infectious diseases outbreaks. Awards $10,000-$150,000.

https://www.innocentive.com/ar/challenge/9933617?cc=Nature9933617&utm_source=nature&utm_medium=pavilion&utm_campaign=challenges

 

2.2 | John Hopkins BSPH: Global Obesity Prevention Center at John Hopkins addressing children

Small-scale projects that have the potential to inform the development or confirmation of community- or population-based interventions meeting three criteria: take a systems perspective, focus on changes in environments or policies and may reduce the prevalence of childhood obesity, and be time-sensitive. $30,000/12 months.

http://www.globalobesity.org/resources-and-opportunities/gopc-pilot-project-funding-round-7.html

 

2.2 | NIH: Innovative Technologies for Differential Diagnosis of Acute Febrile Illnesses

Differential diagnostic technologies for acute febrile illnesses caused by infectious pathogens, excluding HIV. $275,000/2-year phase & $300,000/3-year phase.

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AI-14-062.html

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

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

http://goo.gl/NdFTHA

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

 

2.2 | Sarcoma Foundation of America: Research Grant  in human sarcomas

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

Omic characterization of sarcomas and definition of novel targets

Omic patterns of sensitivity and resistance to existing agents

• Systemic therapy combinations

• Immunotherapy

Funding: $50K for one year.

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

 

2.2 | American Thyroid Association: Research Grants in thyroid function and disease

Awards are intended to assist new investigators to obtain preliminary data for submission for a more substantial application in topics such as but not limited to: thyroid autoimmunity, iodine uptake and metabolism, thyroid cancer, medullary thyroid cancer, clinical disorders of thyroid function, thyroid hormone action and metabolism, thyroid imaging, thyroid nodules and goiter, thyroid and pregnancy, and thyroid development and the brain. Funding is up to $25,000 annually for up to 2 years.

http://www.thyroid.org/wp-content/uploads/professionals/education/2015_call_for_research_proposals.pdf

 

2.2 | Cooley’s Anemia Foundation: Thalassemia Research Grants

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

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

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

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

 

2.2 | North American Spine Society (NASS): Various grants - Letter of Proposal in spine care and underlying disorders

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

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

2.2 | Epilepsy Foundation: Shark Tank Competition 2015 - Letter of Intent projects in epilepsy treatment and care

Inviting entries that represent the most innovative new ideas in epilepsy treatment and care. To support the development and commercialization of an important new product, technology or therapeutic concept to help people with epilepsy. Funding: $200,000. The review committee will select 6 finalists that will be invited to present their product concepts or candidates at the 2015 Antiepileptic Drug and Device Trials XIII, scheduled from May 13-15, 2015.

http://www.epilepsy.com/accelerating-new-therapies/shark-tank-competition

 

2.2 | Open Society Foundations: Open Society Fellowship in human rights, government, social inclusion, etc.

Projects should cut across at least two areas of interest to the Open Society Foundations, such as human rights, government transparency, access to information and to justice, and the promotion of civil society and social inclusion. Fellowships support individuals pursuing innovative and unconventional approaches to fundamental open society challenges, including work that will: enrich public understanding of those challenges, identify a problem that has not previously been recognized, develop new policy ideas to address familiar problems, or offer a new advocacy strategy. Funding: $80K-100K.

http://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/grants/open-society-fellowship

 

3.2 | American Academy of Optometry: Career Development Award

Preference of projects pursued by optometric educators and scientists involved in clinical, patient-oriented, and educational areas, as long as a case can be made for the potential to acquire future extramural funding. Ordinarily the award is only for U.S. based junior faculty, however, non-U.S. based PIs must provide additional justification detailing unique circumstances why the work cannot be done in the U.S., etc. in the letter of intent for eligibility approval prior to proposal submission. Awards $50,000 per yr/2 yrs. Requires dollar for dollar matching.

http://www.aaopt.org/academy-funding-opportunities-cutting-edge-research-1

 

3.2 | NIH: Interdisciplinary Research to Understand the Vascular Contributions to Alzheimer’s Disease

Mechanisms of how vascular factors contribute to the complex etiology of Alzheimer’s disease. $750,000 yr/5 years.

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AG-15-010.html

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

4.2 | JSPS Open Partnership Joint Projects/Seminars

JSPS promotes international scientific exchanges between Japan and counterpart countries in all academic fields. This program is designed to enable Japanese researchers to do a joint research project or a seminar with researchers of all countries having diplomatic relations with Japan. Supports the expenses of the Japanese teams, mainly travel and accommodation costs. For Joint Project (1-2 years): Up to JPY 2,500,000 /year. For Joint Seminar (up to 1 week): Up to JPY 2,500,000. Applications are submitted by the Japanese researcher.

http://www.jsps.go.jp/english/e-bilat/index.html

 

5.2 | DARPA: Fast Lightweight Autonomy (FLA) - aerial navigation

Funding of minimalistic, high-speed aerial navigation in cluttered environments, enabling revolutionary advances in science or systems. $5.5-million; phase one/2 years; phase two/1 year.

https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=38c56cd0dec12a5d3ae9b95849c102e8&tab=core&_cview=0

 

5.2 | NIH: Addressing Health Disparities in NIDDK Diseases in diabetes, obesity, hepatitis C, etc.

Research is encouraged in the following high priority diseases within the scientific mission areas of the NIDDK: diabetes, obesity, nutrition-related disorders, hepatitis C, gallbladder disease, H. Pylori infection, sickle cell disease, kidney diseases, urologic diseases, hematologic diseases, metabolic, gastrointestinal, hepatic, and renal complications from infection with HIV. Application budgets are not limited; projects up to 5 years.

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-13-183.html

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5.2 | NIH: Modeling Social Behavior using computational, mathematical, or engineering approaches

Seeking projects that develop and test: innovative theories and computational, mathematical, or engineering approaches that enable understanding of complex social behavior. Objectives are to: examine phenomena at multiple scales to address the emergence of collective behaviors that arise from individual elements or parts of a system working together; and build a trans-disciplinary teams of scientists spanning a broad range of expertise composed of expertise in the behavioral or social sciences as well as in computational and systems modeling (computer science, mathematics, engineering, or other systems sciences). Funds not limited for actual needs/5 years. Future deadlines: 5.6 & 5.10.

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-13-374.html

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5.2 | 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

 

9.2 | American Chemical Society (ACS) Petroleum Research Fund: Research Grants

Funds projects in chemistry, the earth sciences, chemical and petroleum engineering, and related fields such as polymers and materials science.

* New Directions: projects funded for established faculty, and to support the careers of their student scientists and engineers. Funds $110,000 /2 years.

http://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/funding-and-awards/grants/prf/programs.html

Supported and not supported topics: http://www.acs.org/content/dam/acsorg/funding/grants/prf/PRF%20AB%20Sci%20Disciplines_082014.pdf

 

9.2 | International Olympic Committee-Olympic Studies Center: Advanced Olympic Research Grant Program

Objective: To promote advanced research with a humanities or social sciences perspective by established researchers in 18 priority fields listed in the link below. Funding: up to CHF 20,000 per project (somewhat over $20K).

http://www.olympic.org/Assets/OSC%20Section/pdf/Ac_AC_Advanced_Olympic_Research_Grant_Programme_14_15.pdf

 

11.2 | Innocentive (ASpIRE): ASpIRE – IARPA Automatic Speech Recognition in Reverberant Environments Challenge

Seeks to identify approaches to mitigate (where automatic speech recognition performance degrades in microphone recordings especially when data used for training is mismatched with data used in testing) the effects of this mismatch by running this Automatic Speech recognition in Reverberant Environments/ Award $20,000-$30,000.

https://www.innocentive.com/ar/challenge/9933624

 

11.2 | The British Academy: International Partnership and Mobility Scheme in Humanities and Social Sciences

The Scheme supports the development of partnerships between the UK and other areas of the world. Awards cover any branch of the humanities or social sciences and are intended to focus on collaborative research, rather than purely on establishing networks. One-year partnerships to initiate new collaborations and three-year partnerships for a more extensive programme of collaboration and exchange. Funding: £10K/year for 1- 3 years.

http://www.britac.ac.uk/funding/guide/intl/International_Partnership_and_Mobility.cfm

 

12.2 | USAID: BAA for Powering Agriculture – An Energy Grand Challenge for Development

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

Funding Window 1 – Clean Energy Solution Design:

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

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

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

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

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

 

13.2 | EMBO - European Molecular Biology Organization: Long-Term Fellowship for visits to labs in Europe

Awarded for a period of up to 2 years and support post-doctoral research visits to laboratories throughout Europe and the world. All fellowships must involve movement between countries and one of those countries must be an EMBC Member State (Israel included).

www.embo.org/funding-awards/fellowships/long-term-fellowships

 

15.2 | Foundational Questions Institute (FQXi): The Physics of What Happens

The current request for proposals targets research on the Physics of Events both in physics and also in related fields including cosmology, astrophysics, philosophy of physics, complex systems, biophysics, computer science, and mathematics.   Both of our fundamental theories of physics [General Relativity, Quantum Mechanics] are by themselves event-free (or at best "event-lite"), and we face the question of how to draw a firm connection between these theories and the events that make up what happens in experienced reality. Drawing those connections -- and through the process, analyzing the notion of "event" as it appears in its many forms throughout physics -- is the aim of this request for proposals.  Funding: grants totaling ~$2M will be available.  Research awards will typically be in the range of $50,000 – $200,000 in total.

http://fqxi.org/grants/large/initial

 

15.2 | NIH: Systems Developmental Biology for Understanding Embryonic Development and the Ontogeny of Structural Birth Defects

Promote systems developmental biology relevant to embryonic development. Funds limited to actual needs/5 years.

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-15-020.html

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15.2 | Radiological Society of North America (RSNA): Research Seed Grant to test hypothesis for major grant

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

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

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

 

15.2 | Kenneth Rainin Foundation: Health Innovator Award in inflammatory bowel disease

Funds projects that are potentially transformative to diagnosing, treating, and curing Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). Funds $100,000/1-year.

http://krfoundation.org/health/innovator-awards/

 

15.2 | European Foundation for the Study of Diabetes (EFSD) and its complications & promote medical education

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

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

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

 

15.2 | Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: Translational Research Program - Letter of Intent in accelerating transfer of findings

To accelerate transfer of findings from the laboratory to clinical application; To fund research that shows high promise for translating basic biomedical knowledge to prevention or new treatments and, ultimately, to prolong and enhance life. Funding: $200K/year for 3 years. A renewal of the grant may be funded for an additional 2 years if it includes an approved clinical trial and a fully justified research plan.

http://www.lls.org/#/researchershealthcareprofessionals/academicgrants/translationalresearch/

 

15.2 | 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

 

16.2 | Epilepsy Foundation: Multiple opportunities – LOI commercialization of novel approach and new therapies

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

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

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

 

16.2 | NIH: Exploratory/Developmental Bioengineering Research Grants

Funds exploratory bioengineering projects that explore and develop technologies, models, techniques, designs, and methods that have the potential to substantially advance biomedical research by infusing principles and concepts from the quantitative sciences, to transform our understanding of biological, clinical or translational science. Funds $275,000/2 years.

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-12-284.html

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16.2 | NIH: Solid Organ Transplantation – Older Donors and Recipients

Seeks projects that propose basic, clinical, translational, epidemiological and outcomes research on solid organ transplant (SOT) in older persons. Research may focus on, but is not limited to 1) appropriate selection of older SOT donors and recipients; 2) improved management of older SOT recipients; 3) immunology and immunosuppression pertaining to older SOT patients; and 4) healthcare disparities, utilization and costs of SOT in older patients. Funds $100,000/2 years.

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-13-037.html

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16.2 | NIH: Pilot and Feasibility Clinical Research Grants in Diabetes, and Endocrine and Metabolic Diseases

Funds projects in the treatment or prevention of diabetes, endocrine diseases and genetic metabolic diseases, including cystic fibrosis. Funds $275,000/2 years.

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-12-157.html

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16.2 | Health Effects Institute: RFA 14-3, Health Effects of Air Pollution-Preliminary Application

Aim: to fund studies to assess health effects of long-term exposure to low levels of ambient air pollution, including studies to evaluate all-cause and cause-specific mortality and morbidity endpoints, studies to analyze and evaluate exposure-response function(s) for PM2.5 and other pollutants at levels currently prevalent in North America, Western Europe and other high-income regions and related questions about adverse health effects at low levels of ambient air pollution. In addition, RFA 14-3 solicits studies to develop methods required for, and specifically suited to, conducting such research. HEI expects to fund a small number of large studies for up to 4 years and some smaller-scale methods development studies.

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

 

17.2 | Leukemia Research Foundation: New Investigator grant – leukemia, lymphoma, MDS, and multiple myeloma

Preference is given to proposals that focus on leukemia, lymphoma, MDS, and multiple myeloma. New Investigators are considered to be within 7 years of their first independent position. Funding: $100K for one year.

www.leukemia-research.org/Page.aspx?pid=216

 

19.2| Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF): Cohorts for Alzheimer’s Prevention Action (Proposal due 5.3, LOI 2 weeks prior)

ADDF is interested in funding cross-cohort pooled analyses of actionable interventions to potentially protect against cognitive aging, Alzheimer’s disease, and related dementias. Outcomes of interest include cognition (neuropsychologic testing), diagnosis of dementia or mild cognitive impairment, and relevant neurologic biomarkers. Variables of interest include drugs used to manage other health conditions, natural products, dietary supplements, nutrition and specific dietary choices, and biomarkers that can indicate these choices. Successful applications will incorporate data from 5 or more cohorts. Cohorts participating in CAPA are described. Full applications should include a letter of support or proof of access to data for each cohort intended for inclusion. Funding: up to $100K per project.)

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

 

23.2 | NIH: Non-Traditional Therapeutics that Limit Antibacterial Resistance

Funding early-stage translational research projects focused on discovery and development of novel non-traditional therapeutics that provide alternative treatment modalities for infected patients and address the growing health care threat of increasing antibiotic resistance. Project funds limited to $275,000 indirect costs over the two-year project period. The R33 phase is limited to $300,000 in direct costs per year for up to three years (5 years total limit).

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

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23.2 | Simons Foundation: 2015 Novel Outcome Measures for ASD Clinical Trials Award – Autism Spectrum Disorder

Grants target both the autism spectrum disorder and disruptive behavioral symptoms with the objective to solicit projects that develop and validate objective outcome measures for use in clinical trials targeting core symptoms. Projects should develop and validate clinically relevant outcome measures that will objectively and sensitively distinguish treatment effects from placebo response and reduce reliance on retrospective parent-reported behavior rating scales and assessments. Funds $250,000/2 years.

http://www.simonsfoundation.org/funding/funding-opportunities/autism-research-initiative-sfari/2015-novel-outcome-measures-for-asd-clinical-trials/

 

24.2 | Brain & Behavior Research Foundation: NARSAD Young Investigator Grants

Funds research fellowship training or beginning career as an independent research faculty member that would enable basic, translational, and/or clinical research relevant to the understanding, treatment, and prevention of serious psychiatric disorders such as: schizophrenia; bipolar; mood and anxiety disorders; or early onset brain and behavior disorders. $35,000 per yr/2 yrs.

https://bbrfoundation.org/yi

 

24.2 | ONR: Applied Research in Quantum Information Science

Purpose is to identify, understand, and resolve key issues associated with the operation of a free space optical quantum key distribution system that functions in a maritime environment including the development and maturation of algorithms, protocols, and methods that resolve these issues and more. Funding for topics varies in fiscal years 2015-2019/performance period is up to 3 years.

https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=b3cda88c9c84e94304f3615bb3c4a0fe&tab=core&_cview=0

 

24.2 | Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF): Translational and Clinical Research on Alzheimer’s Disease (Proposal due 10.3, 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

 

25.2 Graham Foundation: Grants to Organizations – Production & Publication of architectural topics

Makes project-based grants to organizations 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: assist organizations 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, conferences/lectures, and other public programs. $30,000/1 yr.

- Publication: Unless the applicant is a publisher, an organization applying for publication support should have a committed publisher for the work, that is, a publisher with whom you have a contractual agreement to publish your project. $30,000/1 yr.

http://www.grahamfoundation.org

 

26.2 | DOD – CDMRP:  Alcohol and Substance Abuse Research Program Consortium Award (LOI)

Supports establishment of a Consortium to identify and develop new medications for Alcohol and Substance Abuse Disorders (ASUD) especially as related to Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). [Collaboration with US groups is highly recommended – Robi]. Funding: up to $3.6 M / $10.8 M over 5 years.

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

https://ebrap.org/eBRAP/public/ViewFileTemplate.htm?fileTemplateId=1110600&fileType=pdf

https://ebrap.org/eBRAP/public/ViewFileTemplate.htm?fileTemplateId=1110400&fileType=pdf

 

27.2 | International OCD Foundation: Research Grant in obsessive compulsive disorder

Aim: Promoting research into the causes and treatment of OCD and related disorders. Funding: $25K-$70K/1 yr.

http://ocdresearchgrants.org/content/welcome-iocdf-research-grant-site

 

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

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

*Grants: Support will be given for research projects expected to contribute to identifying and understanding the basic defect in FSHD.  Areas of interest include tissue, cell and molecular biology studies of FSHD and the development of animal models for FSHD. Proposals are sought for research that involves isolation and characterization of the causative gene(s) and understanding of the genetic, neuromuscular and developmental mechanisms of the disease.

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

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

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

 

28.2 | Boehringer Ingelheim Foundation: Heinrich Wieland Prize promoting research on biologically active molecules

The prize, in amount of €100,000 is awarded to promote research on biologically active molecules and systems in the areas of chemistry, biochemistry, physiology and clinical medicine.

http://www.heinrich-wieland-prize.de/nomination-process.html

 

28.2 | International Essential Tremor Foundation (IETF): Research Program Grant 

The IETF is requesting proposals for grants addressing the nosology, etiology, pathogenesis, treatment or other topics relevant to essential tremor (ET). Funding: $25,000 for 1 year with a possibility of a second year renewal.

http://essentialtremor.org/research-program-grant-application/

 

28.2 | Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation: Research Grant

The AA&MDSIF supports research leading to new insights into causes of the acquired bone marrow diseases, to promote the development of new therapeutic approaches, and to develop scientists and healthcare professionals dedicated to research and treatment of aplastic anemia, myelodysplastic syndromes, and paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria. Funding: up to $60K for 2 years.

http://www.aamds.org/2015-research-grant-guidelines

 

28.2 | 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

 

1.3 | European Foundation for the Study of Diabetes and Sanofi Program for Collaborative Clinical Diabetes Research between European and Non-European Countries

EFSD and Sanofi foster collaboration between clinical researchers in Europe and their colleagues working in named non-European countries – this year they are Brazil, India, Gulf States, Korea, and Mexico. Funds 100,000 Euro/1 yr.

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

 

1.3 | American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery: 2015 Research Grant – laser and related technologies in medical and surgical applications

Balanced basic science and clinical research of projects designed to foster the development and use of lasers and other related technologies in medical and surgical applications. $70,000/1 yr.

http://www.aslms.org/grants/researchgrantappguide.shtml

 

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

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

https://www.communityatcp.org/GrantGuidelines

 

1.3 | invisalign: 2015 Worldwide Align Scanner Research Awards

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

https://learn.invisalign.com/internationalresearch

 

1.3 | Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa Research Association (DEBRA): International Research Grants

Current research priorities: biology and genetics of all forms of EB, new approaches to diagnose and treat EB, development of therapies (including possible gene-therapies, cell-therapies, drug therapies or protein therapies), the nature of wound healing and the development of skin cancer in EB and seek to develop better treatments and prevention strategies, clinical care research to improve the management of EB through symptom relief. Funding: typically €80K/year for up to 3 years.

http://www.debra-international.org/research/funding.html#c2852

 

1.3 | NATO: Science for Peace and Security Program (SPS)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

1.3 | Partnership for Clean Competition (PCC): Pre-application advancing anti-doping field 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

 

2.3 | Dreyfus Foundation: Dreyfus Prize in the Chemical Sciences – Making Molecules and Materials

The Prize in amount of $250,000, is awarded in recognition of exceptional research that has advanced the field in a major way. The topic for 2015 is "Making Molecules and Materials".

http://www.dreyfus.org/Prize/prize.shtmlhttp://www.dreyfus.org/Prize/prize.shtml

 

2.3 | Health Effects Institute: Rosenblith New Investigator Award in Air Pollution- Letter of Intent

Support for creative junior investigators (2-6 year experience, assistant professor position) interested in studying the health effects of air pollution. Funding is provided for up to 3 years. Applicants should contact HEI to discuss their eligibility. 

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

 

2.3 | National Marfan Foundation:

McKusick Fellowship Program: Two-Year Fellowship Awards in basic, translational or clinical research in the field of Marfan syndrome and related disorders are available for Ph.D.’s for up to $50,000/year and MD’s up to $75,000/year. Fellows up to post graduate year 6 will be considered. The applicant will be required to work with a mentor who can provide a training environment conducive to beginning a career in any of the disciplines related to Marfan research such as cardiovascular, orthopedic, ophthalmologic, pulmonary and genetics.  

http://www.marfan.org/mckusick-fellowship

Early Investigator Program: financial support for early investigators studying any or all disciplines involved in Marfan syndrome or a related disorder. Three two-year grants for $37,500 per year for a total of $75,000 per grant are awarded for basic or clinical research.

http://www.marfan.org/early-investigator-program

 

3.3. | amFAR – the Foundation for AIDS Research: Impact Grants exploring HIV persistence and eradication

Supports the in-depth development of concepts were preliminary data have indicated genuine promise in curing HIV. Impact Grants aim to directly inform clinical efforts to safely eliminate or control latent/persistent HIV reservoirs. $2,000,000/4 yrs.

http://www.amfar.org/Impact-Grants-exploring-HIV-persistence-and-eradication/

 

4.3 | Foundational Questions Institute (FQXi): Essay Contest - Trick or Truth: the Mysterious Connection between Physics and Mathematics

Prizes are awarded in amounts of $2,000 - $10,000.

http://fqxi.org/community/essay/rules

 

6.3 | 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.  $25K up to 2 years. Fall cycle deadline 11.9. Note: . Note: See all year section for funding for established PIs with greater funding level.

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

 

6.3 | NIH: Academic-Industrial Partnerships for Translation of Technologies for Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment

Academic and industrial investigators are sought to accelerate the translation of technologies, methods, assays or devices, and/or systems for preclinical or clinical molecular diagnosis or in vitro imaging that are designed to solve a targeted cancer problem. The proposed systems may include molecular diagnosis, molecular imaging or related research resources. No limit for actual needs/5 yrs.

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-15-075.html

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8.3 | The Physiological Society: Research Grants

Research grants: supports physiologists in their first permanent academic position or returning to a permanent position after a career break, to conduct pilot studies, develop a new technique or finalize a project. Funds £10,000/1 yr.

http://www.physoc.org/research-gr

 

9.3 | Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA):

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

IARPA research links:

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

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

 

9.3 | Jerome Lejeune Foundation Research Grant - Treatments for intellectual disabilities of genetic origin

Aim: Funding research into treatments for intellectual disabilities of genetic origin, especially, but not limited to, Down syndrome, particularly in order to improve the memory, speech, and cognition of patients. Funding: 20,000 euro/yr for up to 2 yrs.

http://lejeuneusa.org/research/grant-application#.U5hbnHJ_s-M

 

11.3 | James S. McDonnell Foundation: Scholar Awards in Studying Complex Systems

The program's emphasis is furthering the science of complex systems via the continued development of the theory and tools used in the study of complex research questions and not on particular fields of research per se. JSMF is particularly interested in projects attempting to apply complex systems approaches to coherently articulated questions. Funding: $450,000 over 3-6 years.

https://www.jsmf.org/apply/scholar-cs/

Summaries of prior complex systems awards: https://www.jsmf.org/grants/searchcurrent.php?category=Studying+Complex+Systems

 

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

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

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

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

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

- Evaluate protocols and regimens for bone marrow transplants

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

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

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

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

 

13.3 | Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA): Machine Intelligence from Cortical Networks (MICrONS) – reverse engineering algorithms of the brain

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.

https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&tab=core&id=e056d1851d7bd1a9732717950f598406

 

13.3 | American Chemical Society (ACS) Petroleum Research Fund (PRF): fundamental research in the petroleum field - New Directions Grants

Aim: Support new research directions in the petroleum field. Note that fundamental research is required and not applied research or methods development. See here research topics supported and NOT supported by this program. ND grants are to be used to illustrate proof of concept/feasibility. Funding: $110,000 over 2 years.

Call: http://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/funding-and-awards/grants/prf/programs/nd.html

Research topics: http://www.acs.org/content/dam/acsorg/funding/grants/prf/PRF%20AB%20Sci%20Disciplines_082014.pdf

 

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

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

http://www.fprf.org

 

15.3 | NIH: Innovative Measures of Oral Medication Adherence for HIV Treatment and Prevention

The purpose of this opportunity is to solicit proposals that seek to develop bioanalytical assays, pill ingestion sensors, drug metabolite and taggant detection systems, or wireless technologic approaches for monitoring and improving adherence to oral antiretroviral therapy (ART) and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). Funding is limited to actual needs of the proposed project; 3-5 year project.

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AI-14-071.html

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15.3 | Cicatricial Alopecia Research Foundation (CARF) – Research Grant

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

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

 

15.3 | Lady Tata Memorial Trust: Awards to Support Research on Leukemia

Awards are restricted to studies of leukemogenic agents, and the epidemiology, pathogenesis, immunology and genetic basis of leukemia and related diseases. Funding: generally between £25,000 and £35,000, for one year.

http://www.ladytatatrust.org/StaticPage/Awards/0

 

16.3 | American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry: Junior Investigator Award

Agency funds projects in basic or clinical research relevant to our understanding, treatment, and prevention of child and adolescent mental health disorders. Funds $30,000 yr/2 years.

http://www.aacap.org/AACAP/Awards/Resident_and_ECP_Awards/Junior_Investigator_Award.aspx

 

16.3 | The American Association of Immunologists: Careers in Immunology Fellowship Program

The agency fosters the training of scientists that are dedicated to advancing the knowledge of immunology and its related disciplines, fostering the interchange of ideas and information, and the integration of immunologic principles into clinical practice. This fellowship provides regular AAI members with one year of salary support (equivalent to NRSA standards depending on level of experience – stipend only http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-14-046.html ) for a graduate student or postdoctoral fellow, and is awarded to an independent research scientist seeking to support a designated trained in his/her lab.

http://www.aai.org/Awards/Docs/Careers_in_Immunology_Fellowship_Application_current.pdf

http://www.aai.org/Awards/Fellowship.html

 

17.3 | Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation: Senior Research Award in blood cancer

Established investigators in blood cancer research or in research areas that are pertinent to multiple myeloma with projects aimed to accelerate the development of therapeutic approaches for myeloma and may include proposals in basic science, validation, or clinical research. $100,000 per yr/2 yrs.

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

 

18.3 | The New York Stem Cell Foundation

Innovator Awards for Early Career Investigators in Translational Stem Cell Research

Projects exploring the basic biology and translational potential of stem cells; goal of initiative is to embolden researchers with the potential to transform the field of stem cell research, and advance understanding and use of stem cells in the development of treatments for human disease. $300,000 per yr/5 yrs.

http://www.nyscf.org/grants/stem-cell-investigator-awards

Innovator Awards for Early Career Investigators in Neuroscience

Early career investigators in neuroscience with projects in the fundamental areas of developmental, cellular, cognitive and behavioral neuroscience – need not be working in areas related to stem cells. $300,000 per year/five years.

http://www.nyscf.org/grants/neuroscience-investigator-awards

 

18.3 | NIH: Brain Initiative – Development and Validation of Novel Tools to Analyze Cell-Specific and Circuit-Specific Processes in the Brain

The purpose of this Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative is to encourage applications that will develop and validate novel tools to facilitate the detailed analysis of complex circuits and provide insights into cellular interactions that underlie brain function. Applications that provide approaches that break through existing technical barriers to substantially improve current capabilities are highly encouraged. Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed research. An optional Letter of Intent is due 18.2.

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MH-15-225.html

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19.3 | Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP): Research Grants in basic biology - Letters of Intent

HFSP supports international, preferably intercontinental, collaborations in fundamental biological research with emphasis on innovative and interdisciplinary approaches. Applications are invited for grants to support frontier approaches to understanding complex mechanisms of living organisms. Preliminary results are not required.

Young Investigators’ Grants are for teams of scientists, all within 5 years of establishing an independent laboratory and within 10 years of obtaining their PhDs.

Program Grants are for independent scientists at all stages of their careers, although the participation of younger scientists is especially encouraged.

Funding: Grants provide 3 years support for 2-4 member teams, with not more than one member from any one country. Awards are dependent upon team size and successful teams will receive up to $450,000/year. The principal applicant must be located in one of the member countries [Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus (EU part only), the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, the Republic of Ireland, the Republic of Korea, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK and US] but co-investigators may be located in any country.

**Registration and obtaining a reference number LIXXXXXX/2016 by 19.3, LOI due 31.3

http://www.hfsp.org/funding/research-grants/information-and-guidelines

 

27.3. | Voestalpine: Steel Research Award 2015

Research dealing with steel in the following sectors is being supported: metallurgy, materials science, processing technology, and their application is sought from young researchers (35 or under) from the sectors of science and business. EUR 12,000; time unspecified.

http://www.voestalpine.com/group/en/group/research-and-development/steel-research-prize.html

 

27.3 | Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) Grants

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

I. Detection and interruption of all poliovirus transmission

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

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

 

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

 

1.4 | European Foundation for the Study of Diabetes 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.europeandiabetesfoundation.org/index.php/ct-menu-item-5#1-february-2015-efsd-novo-nordisk-programme-for-diabetes-reseach-in-europe

 

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 | Innocentive: 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/

 

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. Previous funding range was $50,000.

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

 

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

 

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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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

 

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

Networking

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/

 

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 | 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/

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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27.5 | Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research: Therapeutic Pipeline Program

Open to investigators working at either pre-clinical or clinical stages of drug and therapeutic development involving treatment projects focusing on ideally: strategies that protect of restore degenerating and/or dysfunctional neurons affected in PD; strategies to alleviate disabling motor and non-motor symptoms of PD; and strategies to alleviate complications of PD treatment including dyskinesias and other disabling side effects. Other avenues may include alternative strategies, including gene therapy, biological, surgical and non-invasive/non-pharmaceutical approaches, and drug repositioning of molecules for PD that have been approved or shown to be clinically safe for other indications, as well as small molecule areas of therapy.  No set budget limit/2 yrs.

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

 

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

 

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

 

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 15| 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 | 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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15.6 | American Psychological Foundation (APF): David Wechsler Early Career Grant for Innovative Work in Cognition

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

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

 

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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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 Program (SPS)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

1.7 | 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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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 | ASRA: Chronic Pain Medicine Research Grant

Projects promote and facilitate high quality research in pain medicine that would guide clinical practice for pain physicians and improve patient health care. Details available to society members.

https://www.asra.com/research

 

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

 

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

 

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

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30.9 | DOD-CDMRP: Broad Agency Announcement for Extramural Medical Research - not limited to: vaccines, drug development, spinal cord injury, injury prevention, pain management, regenerative medicine, bacterial studies, counter chemical threats, and radiation countermeasures

Encompasses several programs detailed below. Funding is not limited and period may be up to 5 years unless otherwise stated. This BAA is continuously open for a 12-month period, from October 1, 2014 through September 30, 2015. Pre-proposals/pre-applications are required and may be submitted at any time throughout the 12-month period.

Military Infectious Diseases Research Program: vaccines, anti-parasitic drugs, vector control products, and research and development of therapeutic measures for infectious diseases.

Combat Casualty Care Research Program - research and development of technologies: to stop blood loss, resuscitate the casualty, and limit immediate, short- and long-term deleterious consequences of severe hemorrhage; and to diagnose and to limit the immediate, short- and long-term impairments that follow TBI and spinal cord injury.

Military Operational Medicine Research Program focus areas: injury prevention and reduction, psychological health and resilience, physiological health, and environmental health and protection.

Clinical and Rehabilitative Medicine Research Program focus areas: neuromusculoskeletal injury rehabilitation, vision restoration and rehabilitation, hearing loss/dysfunction/balance disorders/tinnitus, pain management, and regenerative medicine and composite tissue engineering.

Medical Biological Defense Research Program goals: viral, toxin and bacterial studies; drug development; identification and diagnosis; and biosurveillance.

Medical Chemical Defense Research Program goals: maintain capability to counter chemical warfare agent threats; provide medical countermeasures to maintain combat effectiveness and prevent or reduce injury from chemical warfare agents; and provide medical management of chemical casualties.

Medical Simulation and Information Sciences Research Program focuses on the implications of models and technology for medical education and for the provision, management and support of health services in the military. 

Radiation Health Effects Research Program focuses on developing countermeasure for radiation injury. Particular interest in proposals incorporating a systems biology approach.

Special Investment Areas/Innovation Funding: seeks projects that offer cross-cutting new science and technologies that may not have an apparent place elsewhere, projects that offer proof of concept, prototype development, and other activities that are potentially “game-changing” technologies and systems. Funds range from $100,000 to $500,000 per project and for a limited performance period, generally 18 months or less.

https://cdmrp.org/Program_Announcements_and_Forms/

https://ebrap.org/eBRAP/public;jsessionid=39655A1BEAF04CC52D6D8C2C435C7FF6/Program.htm

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

1.10 | John Templeton Foundation: 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/

 

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 | 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/

 

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

 

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

 

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

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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

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

The program will support technologies and devices aimed at improving medical countermeasures delivery and utilization to enhance the performance, life cycle costs, and operational capacity for existing biodefense medical countermeasures in public health emergency response situations. Additional focus will be placed on supporting the development of medical countermeasures and enabling technologies suitable for use in special populations. Multiple awards of various values will be granted.

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

 

Foreign - all year round:

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

Cancer Research:

 

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

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

http://solvingkidscancer.org/work/grants

 

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

Proposals related to basic and translational projects that can advance understanding of the underlying biology of the development and treatment of PLGA tumors will be considered. Investigators in the early years of their careers are encouraged to apply. Funding can be awarded over one to three years.

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

 

The Gateway for Cancer Research: Treatment Innovator

At The Gateway, our focus is on supporting treatment innovatorsSM who are innovating TODAY - researchers who seek treatments that can help save the lives of today's cancer patients. We encourage interdisciplinary teams and there are legal regulations when an MD needs to be involved.  * Gateway doesn’t fund: basic research and pre-clinical research in animals and no early prevention, detection, retrospective or educational studies.

http://www.demandcurestoday.org/treatment-innovations/funding-process

 

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

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

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

 

Liddy Shriver Sarcoma Initiative: Sarcoma Research Grants Program

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

- understanding the molecular biology of sarcomas

- exploring "molecular targets" for new sarcoma therapies

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

- translational studies

- studying vaccines, monoclonal antibodies, and mTOR inhibitors

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

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

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

- research directed at the early detection and diagnosis of sarcoma

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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.

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:

 

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/