Research Authority - Technion R&D Foundation

Active Funding Resources: Full list

Sub-lists: Life | Exact and Material | Soc & Humanities  | U.S. Federal Opportunities: Medical | Civil | Defense

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:

 

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

(Research Authority deadline: 6.9; Hard copies at MOST: 8.9)

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

http://most.gov.il/Information/Calls/Pages/2016Research%20Program%20Ma%C3%AFmonide-Israel.aspx

 

7.9 | Ministry of Health: Alternative Methods to Animal Testing

משרד הבריאות: קול קורא להגשת בקשות למענקי מחקר בתחום שיטות חלופיות לניסויים בבע"ח מטעם המועצה לניסויים בבעלי-חיים

יתקבלו בקשות בכל תחומי המחקר שיש להם זיקה למציאת חלופות לניסויים בבע"ח. מימון: 90,000 ₪ לשנה אחת.

http://www.health.gov.il/Subjects/research/Pages/alternatives.aspx

 

 

9.9 | US-Israel Binational Agricultural Research and Development Fund (BARD): US-Israel Agriculture research

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

• Increased Efficiency of Agricultural Production;

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

• Agricultural Production Challenges in Increasing Marginal Conditions

• Food Quality, Safety and Security;

• Water Quality & Quantity;

• Functional Genomics and Proteomics;

• Sensors and Robotics;

• Sustainable Bio-Energy Systems;

http://www.bard-isus.com

 

10.9 | Ministry of Agriculture: Research and Field Experiments in the Vegetables Branch

משרד החקלאות: מחקרים וניסויי שדה בענף הירקות לשנת 2016

שימו לב – ההגשה מותנית באישור משפטי. יש לעדכן את רשות המחקר (רובי, מיכל, 2152) אם מתכוונים להגיש.

קול קורא למחקרים בענף הירקות. תינתן עדיפות למחקרים וניסויי שדה יישומיים ומתן מענה לצרכים המקצועיים של מגדלי הירקות, כמו כן תינתן עדיפות למחקרים העוסקים בשיפורים טכנולוגיים לחיסכון בכ"א. יעדי ענף הירקות לשנה זו:

1. הבטחת ייצור ואספקה של תוצרת חקלאית טרייה ובריאה בכמות מספקת לאוכלוסייה

2. הבטחת איכותו ובטיחותו של המזון הטרי המסופק לאוכלוסייה

3. הבטחת והסדרת תשומות לחקלאות

4. פיתוח ידע והטמעתו לטובת קידום החקלאות והכפר

פירוט נרחב יותר עבור כל אחד מהנושאים בקישור לקול קורא.  מימון: עד 80,000 ₪ לשנה.

http://www.falcha.co.il/_Uploads/dbsAttachedFiles/kol-kore-vegetables2016.pdf

 

17.9 | UNESCO/L’ORÉAL Israel Fellowships for Young Women in Life Sciences

אונסקו-לוריאל ישראל: מלגות למדעניות צעירות במדעי החיים

מטרה: לקדם מדעניות צעירות בתחום מדעי החיים. תאריך לידה קובע: 1 לינואר 1980 , עד 4 שנים מיום קבלת PhD או מי שנמצאת בשלב מתקדם של מחקר לקבלת תואר Ph.D. . גובה מלגה: תוענקנה שתי מלגות בסך 50.000 ₪ כל אחת.

http://cms.education.gov.il/EducationCMS/Units/Unesco/Mada/lorial_2015.htm

 

15.9 | EGL Charitable Foundation: The Gruss Lipper Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in biosciences

Supports young Israeli Post-docs to work for 3 years in a biomedical research laboratory in the U.S in these areas: cell biology / biochemistry/ proteomics / bioinformatics / biomedical engineering / computational biology / developmental biology / molecular biology / stem cell biology / genetics and genomics / neuroscience.  Fellowships amount: $197,585 over 3 years.  

http://www.eglcf.org/about.php

 

21.9 | MISTI MIT-Israel Seed Fund: New Collaboration Grants in All Disciplines

The fund primarily supports travel costs for exchange between a team at MIT and colleagues in universities in Israel. Priority will be given to projects that are balanced between the MIT and Israeli participants, demonstrate complementarity, include students. Funding: up to $30K

http://misti.mit.edu/israel-seed-funds

 

27.9 | Ministry of Defense and Heil Refuah: New Approaches for Predicting Typical Illnesses among Combat Soldiers

משרד הביטחון וחיל הרפואה: גישות חדישות לניבוי תחלואה אופיינית בקרב לוחמים

מענקים בתחום ניבוי פציעה או תחלואה אופיינית לאוכלוסיית הלוחמים בצה"ל, לרבות השפעות פתופיזיולוגיות על תפקוד גופני ומנטלי, סיכון לתחלואה זיהומית, סיכון לפגיעות שימוש יתר, והיפגעות באימונים ומתארים צבאיים אחרים. יעדי המחקר: יישום גישות ביולוגיות-חישוביות חדישות לצורך הערכת סיכון וניבוי, ניתוח אלגוריתמי של מאגרי מידע גדולים, שימוש פוטנציאלי בסמנים ביולוגיים לצורך ניבוי, מחקרי חלוץ בתחום הגנטיקה והאפיגנטיקה, פיתוח תבחינים חדשים וישימים בעלי יכולת ניבוי. מימון: עד 300 אלף ₪ לתקופה של עד 18 חודשים.

שימו לב: לאור בירור מול משרד הביטחון, יש ליידע מראש את רשות המחקר אם מתכוונים להגיש. קובץ של טופס ההגשה נמצא ברשות המחקר.

http://www.technion.ac.il/~research/20150927_HARAP_Call.pdf

 

27.9 | Ministry of Agriculture: Call for Proposals in the Field Crops Sector ––Pre proposal

משרד החקלאות: קול קורא להצעות מחקר בענף הפלחה– הצעה הקדמית

עדיפות תינתן לעבודות שתתאמנה ליעדי הענף :

-          שיפור איכות החיטה הישראלית.

-          טיפוח זני חיטה.

-          שיטות וטכנולוגיות גידול להגדלת הכנסתו של החקלאי.

-          שיטות לשימור הקרקע תוך חיסכון באנרגיה.

-          ייעול הדישון.

-          הגנת הצומח - התמודדות עם מחלות, מזיקים ועשבים קשי הדברה.

-          הכנסת גידולים חדשים ומתחדשים.

-          הכנסת גידולי חורף אורגניים.

-          טיפוח והכנסת מיני וזני קטניות.

-          בחינת השימוש בתוצרי לוואי של גידולי שדה - להזנת בקר.

-          שיפור איכות המספוא, תיקוף הקשר בין מחיר הגרעינים למחיר המספוא, והגדלת התמורה לחקלאים.

-          שמירה על רמה מקצועית גבוהה של צוותי ההדרכה וצוותי המגדלים.

-          שיפור ממשק הגידול להפחתת פגיעה בסביבה

מימון: הצעות אזוריות חד שנתיות - עד 5,000 ₪. הצעות מצומצמות בהיקף ארצי ושמשכן עד שנה - עד 20,000 ₪. הצעות מורחבות – מעל 20,000 ₪ לשנה, עד 3 שנים.

http://www.technion.ac.il/~research/20150927_MOAG_Falha_Call.pdf

http://www.technion.ac.il/~research/page1_2.doc

 

28.9 | British Council: UK - Israel – Middle East/North Africa Trilateral Water Research Programme

Overall priority areas: The Global Water Challenge as pertaining to Agriculture, Climate and environment, Education, Health, Food (nutrition and security), Demographic change, Rural and urban development, Infrastructure, Governance, Development. Funding: £50-100K for 10-12 months. 6-month travel fellowships for PhD students, Post-Docs and others are also available.

http://www.britishcouncil.org.il/en/call-water-research-proposals-researchers-uk

 

2.10| NSF-BSF: Basic Plasma Sciences and Engineering (BSF deadline 11.10)

Funds up to $80,000/year. The U.S. partner should contact the appropriate NSF program manager to discuss the research focus of the international project; likewise, the Israeli partner should contact the BSF office for a preliminary discussion prior to a decision to apply.

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

http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/nsf13596/nsf13596.htm

http://www.technion.ac.il/~research/Various_NSF-BSF_Information.htm

 

15.10 | MOST: Czech-Israeli Cooperative Scientific Research – Environmental Engineering & Information and Communications Technology

Czech-Israeli research collaboration research on

* Environmental Engineering: Prevention and treatment of contaminated air, water and soil and its impact on biodiversity;

* Information and Communications Technology (ICT): emphasis in transmission, processing and data storage.

Funding: up to 60,000 Euro for each side over two years. About 6 joint projects will be funded.

http://most.gov.il/Information/Calls/Pages/CZECH-ISRAELI%20COOPERATIVE%202016-2018.aspx

 

20.10 | NSF-BSF Program in Energy for Sustainability (BSF deadline 25.10)

Funds up to $80,000 per year for 3 years in the following topics:  Biomass Conversion, Biofuels & Bioenergy / Photovoltaic Solar Energy / Advanced Batteries for Transportation and Renewable Energy Storage. The U.S. partner should contact the appropriate NSF program manager to discuss the research focus of the international project; likewise, the Israeli partner should contact the BSF office for a preliminary discussion prior to a decision to apply.

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

http://www.technion.ac.il/~research/Various_NSF-BSF_Information.htm

http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=501026

 

25.10 | ISF:  (Note: Current RFPs not published yet, information is based on last year calls) (M)

New!: This year pre-registration to ISF online is required. System will open for registration in September. Registration should be completed by 25.10. Deadline for submission: November 1

*Individual Research Grants

ISF accepts basic science applications in all fields. The grants are given to 1-4 investigators for up to 4 years (5 years as pilot in social, life sciences and medicine). Proposals are evaluated for scientific excellence: [1] Originality & innovation, [2] Significance & implications, [3] Adequacy of methods, and [4] Suitability of investigators’ scientific background (see review instructions: www.isf.org.il/english/reviews_guidlines.asp). Funding: No formal limit. Average annual budgets, in exact sciences and technology are NIS 229,000, in life sciences and medicine NIS 278,000, in humanities NIS120,000  and in social sciences NIS 128,000.

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

*BIKURA Individual track for "High Risk" Projects (Full proposals)

The program will fund innovative "high risk" research [as defined in the program guidelines, see link below (p.2)].  ISF will award up to 5 grants with funding of up to 400,000 NIS/year for up to 3 years each.

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

* MORASHA Biomedical Research Program in Neurodegenerative Diseases, Genetic Disorders and Metabolic Diseases

The program aims to strengthen the basic and the clinical research in Neurodegenerative Diseases, Genetic Disorders and Metabolic Diseases [Diabetes (type I & II), Obesity, Hyperlipidemia]. Funding: 370,000 NIS/year X 3 years + equipment in amount of up to 120,000 NIS. ISF will fund up to 12 projects. Matching is required in the amount of 15% (must contact Robi - robertg@trdf.technion.ac.il, if you consider applying).

http://isf.org.il/downloads/Applications/Bio-Guidelines.pdf

 

27.10 | GIF: Israeli-German Joint proposals in Exact Sciences and Humanities

GIF Regular Program supports cooperative research projects conducted jointly by German and Israeli scientists. Areas funded: Exact Sciences: Physics, Chemistry, Material Sciences, Technology (Engineering), Mathematics, Computer Sciences, Geo-Earth and Environmental Sciences Humanities: History, Archaeology, Literature, Philosophy and related fields. The proposal should be designed for 3 years with a total budget of up to EUR 200,000, and shall concern basic and applied science and technology, for peaceful purposes only.

GIF Young Scientists’ Program aims to encourage young scientists without research partner in the other country, and help them establish first contacts with potential counterparts in Israel or Germany. Eligibility: within 7 years after completing their Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree (at the starting date of the Grant -1.1.2017). Funding: up to EUR 40,000 for one year.

http://www.gif.org.il/pages/gif-programs/call-for-proposal.aspx

 

28.10 | NSF-BSF Program in Physics – various Physics topics (BSF deadline 2.11)

Funds up to $80,000 per year in the two below areas. The U.S. partner should contact the appropriate NSF program manager to discuss the research focus of the international project; likewise, the Israeli partner should contact the BSF office for a preliminary discussion prior to a decision to apply.

-       Physics of Living Systems https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=6673

-       Atomic Molecular and Optical Physics – Experiment and Theory https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13622

-       Elementary Particle Physics – Experiment https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5624

-       Gravitational Physics – Experiment and Theory https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503539

-       Integrative Activities in Physics https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5610

-       Particle Astrophysics – Experiment https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5633

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

http://www.technion.ac.il/~research/Various_NSF-BSF_Information.htm

 

29.10 | NSF-BSF Joint Program in Computational Neuroscience (BSF deadline 4.11)

BSF funds up to $80,000 per year for projects in Computational Neuroscience as defined by the NSF (see below link). The U.S. partner should contact the appropriate NSF program manager to discuss the research focus of the international project; likewise, the Israeli partner should contact the BSF office for a preliminary discussion prior to a decision to apply.

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

http://www.technion.ac.il/~research/Various_NSF-BSF_Information.htm

https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5147

 

31.10 | NSF-BSF Joint Program in Materials (BSF deadline 5.11)

BSF funds up to $80,000 per year for three years for projects in the below areas. The U.S. partner should contact the appropriate NSF program manager to discuss the research focus of the international project; likewise, the Israeli partner should contact the BSF office for a preliminary discussion prior to a decision to apply.

a) Biomaterials: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13699

b) Ceramics: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5352 

c) Condensed Matter and Materials Theory: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13623

d) Condensed Matter Physics: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5666

e) Electronic and Photonic Materials: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5353

f) Metals and Metallic Nanostructures: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5351

g) Polymers: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5357

h) Solid State and Materials Chemistry: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5356

All programs: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2015/nsf15097/nsf15097.jsp?org=DMR

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

http://www.technion.ac.il/~research/Various_NSF-BSF_Information.htm

 

2.11 | NSF-BSF Joint Program in Electrical, Communications and Cyber Systems (BSF deadline 8.11)

BSF funds up to $80,000 per year for three years for projects in the below areas. The Israeli partner is advised to call the BSF office before contacting a potential U.S. partner.

            Electronic, Photonic, and Magnetic Devices: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13379&org=ECCS&from=home

            Energy, Power, Control and Networks: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13380&org=ECCS&sel_org=ECCS&from=fund

            Communications, Circuits, and Sensing-Systems: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13381&org=ECCS&sel_org=ECCS&from=fund

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

http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2015/nsf15098/nsf15098.jsp

http://www.technion.ac.il/~research/Various_NSF-BSF_Information.htm

 

10.11 l Tel Aviv University, Center for Innovation in Transportation: Research Grants

אוניברסיטת ת"א, המכון לחדשנות תחבורתית: קול קורא להגשת הצעות למענקי מחקר

המכון לחדשנות תחבורתית הוקם לצורך קידום מחקרים, חדשנות וטכנולוגיות עתידיות לייעול מערכות התחבורה במדינת ישראל ובכלל, תוך התמקדות בתמיכה ובעידוד רעיונות מחקריים חדשניים, במטרה לקדמם ולגבשם עוד לפני הגשתם לקרנות חיצוניות. תחומי מחקר:

-          מערכות אנרגיה,  התייעלות אנרגטית, אנרגיה מתחדשת ושימור אנרגיה במערכות תחבורה

-          תחבורה "חכמה" ושימושי IT למערכות תחבורה

-          דלקים חליפיים ואופן השימוש בהם) כל עוד יש התחשבות בכל הליך הייצור והשימוש(

-          היבטים סביבתיים הקשורים למערכות תחבורה

-          מערכות תחבורה המוניות יעילות וזולות

-          מחקרים בנושאי מדיניות, חברה, משפט,  ממשל וכלכלת מערכות תחבורה

מימון: עד 150 אלף ₪ לשנה למשך עד 3 שנים

http://www.technion.ac.il/~research/TAU_Transportation _Call.pdf

 

11.11 | BSF - Israel-US Joint research projects in Life Sciences, Health Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, Psychology. Funding: up to $230,000 over 4 years.

http://www.bsf.org.il/

 

13.11 | NSF-BSF: Nuclear Physics – Experiment and Theory (BSF deadline 17.11)

Funds up to $80,000 per year in the two below areas. The U.S. partner should contact the appropriate NSF program manager to discuss the research focus of the international project; likewise, the Israeli partner should contact the BSF office for a preliminary discussion prior to a decision to apply.

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

http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503534&org=PHY%20%20

http://www.technion.ac.il/~research/Various_NSF-BSF_Information.htm

 

16.11 | NSF-BSF Joint Program in Molecular and Cellular Biosciences (BSF deadline 22.11)

BSF funds up to $80,000/year for projects with discovery research and related activities in four cluster areas:  Molecular Biophysics / Cellular Dynamics and Function / Genetic Mechanisms / Systems and Synthetic Biology. The U.S. partner should contact the appropriate NSF program manager to discuss the research focus of the international project; likewise, the Israeli partner should contact the BSF office for a preliminary discussion prior to a decision to apply.

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

http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/nsf13510/nsf13510.htm

http://www.technion.ac.il/~research/Various_NSF-BSF_Information.htm

 

18.11 | NSF-BSF Program in Ecology and the Evolution of Infectious Diseases (EEID) (BSF deadline 23.11)

Funds up to $80,000/year addressing the areas described in the NSF solicitation indicated below. The U.S. partner should contact the appropriate NSF program manager to discuss the research focus of the international project; likewise, the Israeli partner should contact the BSF office for a preliminary discussion prior to a decision to apply.

http://www.bsf.org.il/data/FormsToDownload/BSF-NSF_in_infectious%20diseases(EEID)_Program_Call_for_Proposal.pdf

http://www.technion.ac.il/~research/Various_NSF-BSF_Information.htm

http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2014/nsf14592/nsf14592.htm

 

23.11 | The Hebrew University of Jerusalem: The Institute for Advanced Studies – research group proposals - wide range of disciplines

Research groups meet to carryout collaborative research in a wide range of disciplines for five to ten months at the IAS of Jerusalem. Groups may start 1.9 or 1.3; groups in experimental sciences begin 1.9, 1.3 or 1.6 applying at least 18 months prior to expected start date.

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

http://www.as.huji.ac.il/request_form

http://ias.huji.ac.il/research_groups

http://ias.huji.ac.il/content/about-us

 

30.11 Shalem Fund: Grants for the Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

קרן שלם: מענקים לחקר תחום המוגבלות השכלית התפתחותית

מטרת ‏הקרן‏ לאפשר ‏הגשה ‏של‏ הצעות‏ מחקר‏ שיש ‏בהן‏ חידוש,‏ יצירתיות,‏ מצוינות‏ ותרומה‏ מדעית‏ ויישומית‏ לתחומים השונים הקשורים ‏לנושא‏ המוגבלות‏ השכלית ‏התפתחותית‏ (פיגור‏ שכלי.( עבור‏ כל‏ הצעת‏ מחקר‏ תדון‏ הועדה באופן‏ ספציפי‏ בגובה ‏התמיכה.

http://kshalem.xpmltd.info/uploads/pdf/article_5317_1431340192.pdf

 

ISF – Collaboration with Singapore, Computer Science, Mathematics, Earth Sciences

ISF announced a grant program for joint Israel-Singapore research projects. This year areas of interest are Computer Science, Math, Earth Sciences. Funding: up to $100K/year (each partner) for up to 3 years. More information and instructions will be made available in November.

http://www.isf.org.il/downloads/AdminSite/Messages/Singapore-Israel_Joint_Research_Program_announcement.pdf

 

3.12 | NSF-BSF Program in Physics – various Physics topics (BSF deadline 8.12)

Funds up to $80,000/year. The U.S. partner should contact the appropriate NSF program manager to discuss the research focus of the international project; likewise, the Israeli partner should contact the BSF office for a preliminary discussion prior to a decision to apply.

-       Elementary Particle Physics – Theory https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503535

-       Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology – Theory https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503538

-       Computational Physics https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505206

-       Quantum Information Science https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505207

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

http://www.technion.ac.il/~research/Various_NSF-BSF_Information.htm

 

15.12 | USAID: Middle East Regional Cooperation Program (MERC) – Pre-proposals in natural, physical, and social sciences and engineering

Joint application from Arab/Israeli investigators (2 or more) in the above areas aimed to address the goals of the MERC program: contribution to the development and quality of life in the Middle East & contribute to Arab-Israeli cooperation. Project funding up to $1-million for projects of 2-5 years.

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

 

31.12 | Adelis Prize in Neuroscience: Adelis Brain Research Award – health/disease of the brain

Recognizes research performed in Israel advancing knowledge and understanding of the brain in health and disease. $100,000. If interested in applying, please contact: Robi – 2152, robertg@technion.ac.il Michael - 1769, MichaelKM@trdf.technion.ac.il  or Michal-1745 MichalL@trdf.technion.ac.il

http://www.technion.ac.il/~research/AdelisPrizeNeuroscience2015.pdf

 

3.1.16 | University of Haifa Press – 2016 Bahat Prize for outstanding academic manuscripts

הוצאת הספרים של אוניברסיטת חיפה: פרס בהט לשנת 2016 לספר העיון המקורי הטוב

פרס לכתב-יד עיוני, מקורי ואיכותי, בשפה העברית אשר לא פורסם בבמות אחרות, ואשר יש בו עניין לציבור הרחב. יוענקו שני פרסים בגובה 55,000 ₪ ומענק בגובה 30,000 ₪ לכתב יד נוסף.

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

 

15.1.16 | NSF-BSFJoint Program in Psychology (BSF deadline 21.1.16):

- Social Psychology: BSF funds up to $100,000 per year for maximum of three years to an Israeli partner of a joint proposal submitted by a U.S. partner in response to the NSF (Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences directorate). The U.S. partner should contact the appropriate NSF program manager to discuss the research focus of the international project; likewise, the Israeli partner should contact the BSF office for a preliminary discussion prior to a decision to apply.

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

http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5712  

http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2015/nsf15073/nsf15073.jsp

http://www.technion.ac.il/~research/Various_NSF-BSF_Information.htm

- Developmental and Learning Sciences: BSF funds up to $100,000 per year for maximum of three years to an Israeli partner of a joint proposal submitted by a U.S. partner in response to the NSF (Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences directorate). The U.S. partner should contact the appropriate NSF program manager to discuss the research focus of the international project; likewise, the Israeli partner should contact the BSF office for a preliminary discussion prior to a decision to apply.

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

http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=8671 

http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2015/nsf15073/nsf15073.jsp

http://www.technion.ac.il/~research/Various_NSF-BSF_Information.htm

 

15.1.16 | NSF-BSF Joint Program in Integrative Organismal System Division (BSF deadline 20.1.16)

BSF funds up to $80,000 per year (up to 3 years) to an Israeli partner of a joint proposal submitted by a U.S. partner in response to the NSF Biological Sciences directorate. Israeli scientists planning to submit to this program are advised to call the BSF office before contacting a potential U.S. partner.

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

http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2015/nsf15090/nsf15090.jsp?org=NSF

Behavioral Systems Cluster: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504676&org=IOS&from=home

Developmental System Cluster: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504677&org=IOS&from=home

Physiological and Structural Systems Cluster: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504679&org=IOS&from=home

Neural Systems Cluster: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504678&org=IOS&from=home

http://www.technion.ac.il/~research/Various_NSF-BSF_Information.htm

 

18.1.16 | NSF-BSF Joint Program in Economics (BSF deadline 21.1.16 approx): Economics

BSF funds up to $100,000 per year for maximum of three years to an Israeli partner of a joint proposal submitted by a U.S. partner in response to the NSF (Social and Economic Sciences directorate). The U.S. partner should contact the appropriate NSF program manager to discuss the research focus of the international project; likewise, the Israeli partner should contact the BSF office for a preliminary discussion prior to a decision to apply.

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

http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5437

http://www.technion.ac.il/~research/Various_NSF-BSF_Information.htm

http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2015/nsf15073/nsf15073.jsp 

 

1.2.16 | NSF-BSF Joint Program in Psychology (BSF deadline 7.2.16): Perception, Action, and Cognition

BSF funds up to $100,000 per year for maximum of three years to an Israeli partner of a joint proposal submitted by a U.S. partner in response to the NSF (Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences directorate). The U.S. partner should contact the appropriate NSF program manager to discuss the research focus of the international project; likewise, the Israeli partner should contact the BSF office for a preliminary discussion prior to a decision to apply.

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

http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5686

http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2015/nsf15073/nsf15073.jsp 

http://www.technion.ac.il/~research/Various_NSF-BSF_Information.htm

 

3.2.16 | NSF-BSF Program in PhysicsAccelerator Science (BSF deadline 8.2.16)

Funds up to $80,000/year. The U.S. partner should contact the appropriate NSF program manager to discuss the research focus of the international project; likewise, the Israeli partner should contact the BSF office for a preliminary discussion prior to a decision to apply.

https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504937

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

http://www.technion.ac.il/~research/Various_NSF-BSF_Information.htm

 

11.2.16 | NSF-BSF Joint Program in Psychology (BSF deadline 16.2.16): Cognitive Neuroscience

BSF funds up to $100,000 per year for maximum of three years to an Israeli partner of a joint proposal submitted by a U.S. partner in response to the NSF (Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences directorate). The U.S. partner should contact the appropriate NSF program manager to discuss the research focus of the international project; likewise, the Israeli partner should contact the BSF office for a preliminary discussion prior to a decision to apply.

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

http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5316

http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2015/nsf15073/nsf15073.jsp 

http://www.technion.ac.il/~research/Various_NSF-BSF_Information.htm

 

15.2.16 | NSF-BSF Program in Ocean Sciences (Physical, Chemical, Biological, Geological)

The program will accept collaborative research proposals in the following areas:

a)     Physical Oceanography- Synopsis of NSF program: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=12729

b)    Chemical Oceanography- Synopsis of NSF program: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=11698

c)     Biological Oceanography Synopsis of NSF program: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=11696

d)    Marine Geology and Geophysics Synopsis of NSF program: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=11726

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

Applications must clearly demonstrate the added value of the cooperation between the partners and the critical role of the Israeli.

The U.S. PI is required to discuss the planned research program with the NSF program officer before embarking on proposal preparation.

Each scientist is allowed to submit up to one NSF-BSF application per year in this program.

Funding is up to $100,000/year for up to 3 years.

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

http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2015/nsf15013/nsf15013.jsp

http://www.technion.ac.il/~research/Various_NSF-BSF_Information.htm

 

Israeli- Funding for Seminar and Workshops

 

1.11 | Israel Academy of Science and Humanities: The Batsheva de Rothschild Fund

- Seminars – Basic Research in Natural Sciences: Seminars should create an appropriate ambience for study of a subject in a manner that allows ongoing interaction among students, Israeli scientists, together with scientists invited from abroad. Funding up to $40,000.

-Aharon and Ephraim Katzir Study Grant: intended for extended studies in research and the learning of new methods at leading laboratories in the world in the life sciences, the exact sciences, and engineering. Awards for doctoral students and researchers (PhD/MD within past 10 years). Funding up to $5,000/1-2 months.

- Interdisciplinary Research Workshop: for the promotion of interdisciplinary research. Two-day workshops in the fields of natural sciences, humanities, and/or social sciences, meaningfully affiliated with the Natural Sciences. Funding: up to $10,000.

http://www.technion.ac.il/~research/Batsheva.htm

 

1.6.16 | Israel Academy of Science and Humanities: The Batsheva de Rothschild Fund

- Seminars – Basic Research in Natural Sciences: Seminars should create an appropriate ambience for study of a subject in a manner that allows ongoing interaction among students, Israeli scientists, together with scientists invited from abroad. Funding up to $40,000.

-Aharon and Ephraim Katzir Study Grant: intended for extended studies in research and the learning of new methods at leading laboratories in the world in the life sciences, the exact sciences, and engineering. Awards for doctoral students and researchers (PhD/MD within past 10 years). Funding up to $5,000/1-2 months.

- Interdisciplinary Research Workshop: for the promotion of interdisciplinary research. Two-day workshops in the fields of natural sciences, humanities, and/or social sciences, meaningfully affiliated with the Natural Sciences. Funding: up to $10,000.

http://www.technion.ac.il/~research/Batsheva.htm

 

Israeli - All Year Round:

 

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

The DFG supports research projects carried out by researchers in Germany in partnership with researchers in Israel. Funding levels are usually €200,000 - €300,000 over 3 years.

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 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/GeneralResearch/179/Pages/default.aspx

 

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: 

 

U.S. Federal Medical Opportunities (NIH, DOD/CDMRP, DOD/USAF, and DOD/USSOC) are located here.

 

U.S. Federal Civil Opportunities (DOC/NOAA, DOE, and NIST) are located here.

 

U.S. Federal Defense Opportunities (DOD/DARPA; DOD/DTRA; ODNI/IARPA; U.S. Army; U.S. Navy; U.S. Air Force) are located here.

 

4.9 | Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) – various fellowships

Purpose is to conduct cooperative research under the guidance of a host in Japanese universities and other institutions. Having secured a host in Japan that would invite an eligible candidate from the Technion, the host then submits a proposal prepared by the Israeli candidate to the JSPS.

Standard post-doc fellowship: duration 12-24 months; must arrive in Japan 1.4.16-30.9.16; provides ¥362,000 monthly stipend plus other allowances.

Pathway fellowship: the experience also prepares the researcher toward obtaining a position in Japan; initial experience 12-24 months; must arrive in Japan 1.4.16-30.11.16; provides ¥387,600 monthly stipend, allowance and grant-in-aid of up to ¥1,500,000 per yr/2 yrs.

Invitation Long-term fellowship: duration 2-10 months; must arrive in Japan 1.4.16-31.3.17; provides ¥387,600 allowance per month.

Invitation Short-term fellowship type 1: duration 14-60 days; must arrive in Japan 1.4.16-31.3.17; provides ¥18,000 per day allowance.

Invitation Short-term fellowship type 2: duration 7-30 days; must arrive in Japan 1.4.16-31.3.17; provides ¥42,000 per day allowance.

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

 

4.9 | Cure SMA: Basic Research in spinal muscular atrophy (SMA)

Aimed to enhance our understanding of SMA disease pathology at the molecular, cellular, and biochemical level; generate key reagents and tools to facilitate drug development and clinical trials; and identify new therapeutic strategies for SMA. Funding: $150,000/2 years.

http://www.curesma.org/research/for-researchers/funding-opportunities/

 

4.9 | Myotonic Dystrophy Foundation: Postdoctoral Research Award

Funds scientific investigation so to enhance the quality of life of people living with myotonic dystrophy and to advance research focused on finding treatments and a cure for this disease. $55,000 per yr/2 years.

http://www.myotonic.org/sites/default/files/MDF_2016_FAF_Guidelines_and_Application.pdf

 

5.9 | Global Health Innovative Technology Fund (GHIT): Screening Platform - R&D partnerships with Japanese organizations – Contact Form

Deadline approximate (pending RFP release) GHIT facilitates and funds partnerships between Japanese and non-Japanese organizations, for the discovery and development of new drugs for infectious diseases prevalent in developing countries. Disease scope includes: Malaria, TB, Chagas disease, and Visceral Leishmaniasis. No specified funding limit and project duration not specified.

https://ghitfund.org/afag/hwi/en

 

6.9 | Fondation Leducq: Transatlantic Networks of Excellence – neuro/cardiovascular disease – Letters of Intent

Purpose of program is to bring together international teams of researchers, formed as a transatlantic research alliance, with complementary expertise advancing science of cardiovascular and neurovascular disease, with the objectives of applying the gains to the development of technology and therapeutics to improve human health, and the support of early-career investigators, and also to form a virtual center of excellence. $6-million over five years.

https://www.fondationleducq.org/transatlantic-networks-of-excellence/overview/

 

6.9 | European Chemical Industry Council (cefic): Long-range Research Initiative in Chemical Hazards and Toxicity

* Assessment of potential endocrine activity in fish – elucidation of the role of liver toxicity in the vitellogenin response - €250,000 over 2 years

* Rapid assessment for uptake and biotransformation pathways using multiple lines of in vitro evidence - €500,000 over 3 years.

* Increasing understanding of dietary toxicity and biotransformation in environmental testing - €125,000 over 1 years

* Fate and effects of biodegradable poorly water soluble substances - €300,000 over 2 years

* Develop testing approaches / strategies to provide relevant abiotic and biotic half-lives and confidence around those rates - €100,000 over 1 years

* Database on Carcinogen Dose-response, including Information on DNA-reactivity, for TTC and beyond - €190,000 over 1.5 years

* Human exposure to emerging chemicals present in the indoor environment - €300,000 over 3 years.

* Towards Building an AOP Prenatal Developmental Toxicity Ontology - €300,000 over 2 years.

http://www.cefic-lri.org/request-for-proposals

 

7.9 | GSK & Save the Children: Healthcare Innovation Award for Improving and Increasing Healthcare for Children

Projects practicing innovative approaches for improving and increasing healthcare for children under the age of five. $400,000/duration not specified.

https://www.innocentive.com/ar/challenge/9933768

 

7.9 | 2015 Celgene Award: Clinical Research in Hematology

Award nominations for Career Achievement ($25,000), Young Investigator ($15,000), and Future Leaders in Hematology ($10,000) of those investigators who seek to advance knowledge in the field of Hematology so to enable further additional hematology research and related education.

http://celgenehemawards.com/

 

7.9 | Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF): Various programs in Alzheimer’s (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. Program areas are: repurposing and therapies addressing targets outlined in the call.

* 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)

* Accelerating Drug Discovery for Frontotemporal Degeneration: priority areas: development and testing of novel high throughput screening assays, preclinical testing of novel or repurposed drug candidates, proteomics/transcriptomics/metabolomics for FTD biomarkers, functional imaging methods, neurodegeneration and differential connectivity patterns, innovate software, innovative clinical trials. Awards average $150,000-$200,000/1 year; longer duration and larger budgets will be considered.

* ADDF/Belfer ApoE Therapeutics Innovation Program: Projects aimed to accelerate the development of novel therapeutics specifically designed to target apoE pathological mechanisms. Funding up to $300,000/1-2 years.

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

 

9.9 | Concern Foundation: Conquer Cancer Now Award - Letter of Intent

Hypothesis-driven proposals centered on cancer genetics, cell biology or immunology. Concern will NOT fund clinical trials, cancer epidemiology, or behavioral studies. Concern specifically funds investigators at the start of their career, at the level of Assist. Professor. Funding: $120K over 2 years.

www.concernfoundation.org/apply-for-grant.html

 

10.9 | Spencer Foundation: Midcareer Grant Program – professional development in education

Funding opportunity for those who are 7-20 years post doctorate and interested in advancing understanding of a compelling problem of education by acquiring new skills, substantive knowledge, etc. $150,000/1 yr.

http://www.spencer.org/content.cfm/midcareer-grant-program

 

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

 

11.9 | University of Southern California (USC): The Tyler Prize for Environmental and Medical Achievement
Tyler Prize is awarded for environmental science, health and energy conferring great benefit upon humanity, for any one of the following: The protection, maintenance, improvement or understanding of an ecological or an environmental condition anywhere in the world; The discovery, further development, improvement, or understanding of known or new sources of energy; and Medical discoveries or achievements with such worldwide implications that they significantly benefit environmental aspects of human health. Award is $200,000. Self-nominations are not accepted.

http://www.usc.edu/dept/LAS/tylerprize/nominate.html

 

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

 

14.9 | Orphan Disease Center: Pilot Grants - Pre-application

Support for research in the Rare Diseases listed below. Specific stipulations and scientific requirements are indicated for each disease program. Funding: $40,000 - $100,000 for one year.

-          Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD)

-          Bronchiolitis obliterans

-          Castleman Disease

-          CFTR Nonsense Mutations

-          Cystic Fibrosis

-          Congenital Hyperinsulinism (CHI)

-          Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD)

-          Fibrous Dysplasia/McCune Albright Syndrome

-          Generalized Lymphatic Anomaly and Gorham-Stout Disease

-          Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM)

-          Mucolipidosis Type IV

-          Mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS)

-          Niemann Pick Type C (NPC) - Postdoctoral Fellowship / Pilot Grant

-          Pitt Hopkins

-          RASopathies

-          Tay-Sachs and related disorders

-          Urea Cycle Disorders (UCD)

http://www.med.upenn.edu/orphandisease/rare-disease-overview.shtml

 

15.9 | Mechthild Esser Nemmers Prize in Medical Science

Awarded to those whose body of research exhibits outstanding achievement in medical science as demonstrated by works of lasting significance. $200,000. (K)

http://www.feinberg.northwestern.edu/nemmers/

 

15.9 | American Philosophical Society: Daland Fellowships in Clinical Investigation

http://www.amphilsoc.org/grants/daland

Applicants, both U.S. citizens and foreign nationals, must expect to perform their research at an institution in the United States, under the supervision of a scientific advisor. Direct contact with patients is required. (K)

 

15.9 | Scleroderma Foundation: Established Investigator Grant

Investigators inside and outside the field of scleroderma research from established investigators wishing to obtain preliminary data addressing a highly innovative/highly relevant theme related to the disease comprised as a pilot project. Funds $75,000/2 years.

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

 

15.9 | OCLC/ALISE: Library & Information Science Research Grant Program (LISRGP)

Projects contributing to a better understanding of the information environment and user expectations and behaviors. Possible topics:

* Impact of digital technology on libraries, museums, and archives

* Social media, learning, and information-seeking behavior

* New developments in knowledge organization (metadata, social tagging, linked data, etc.)

International proposals and collaborative projects are encouraged, especially from junior faculty. $15,000/1 year.

http://www.oclc.org/research/grants/call.html

 

15.9 | International Team for Implantology: André Schroeder Research Prize in implant dentistry and oral tissue regeneration

The aim of this prize is to promote new scientific findings in implant dentistry, oral tissue regeneration, and related fields. There are two prizes: for Preclinical Research and Clinical Research, each is 10,000 CHF (~$10,650).

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

 

15.9 | Water Research Foundation: Developing Water Use Metrics and Class Characterization for Categories in the Commercial, Industrial and Institutional Sectors

Estimate water use metrics for select customer categories within the commercial, industrial and institutional (CII) sectors for multiple areas using WRF 4375 Methodology for Determining Baseline Commercial, Institutional, and Industrial End Uses of Water. $280,000-$300,000/flexible duration.

--- Note, this program requires a 25% cost-share – if interested contact the Research Authority in advance - RA-TEC@trdf.technion.ac.il, 2152/1745/1769 in advance.

--- Collaboration with a US partner is warmly recommended for improving funding potential.

http://www.waterrf.org/funding/rfps/Pages/current.aspx

 

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

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. $20,000/2 yrs.

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

http://www.grahamfoundation.org

 

16.9 | DOD/CDMRP: JPC8/Clinical and Rehabilitative Medical Research Program – Reconstructive Transplant Research – various opportunities

Topics: immune system regulation / improved access to reconstructive transplantation / Reconstructive transplantation rehabilitation / graft surveillance – clinical monitoring / psychosocial issues associated with VCA.

- Idea Discovery Award: Funds up to $450,000/2 years.

- Concept Award; Funds up to $150,000/1 year.

http://www.technion.ac.il/~research/New_Federal_Web_Pages/Topic_Links/CDMRP11.htm

https://ebrap.org/eBRAP/public/ProgramFY.htm?programFYId=70900

 

16.9 | Foundation for the NIH: Lurie Prize in Biomedical Sciences

The Award in amount of $100K recognizes outstanding achievement by a promising young scientist (age < 52).

http://www.fnih.org/work/lurie-prize-biomedical-sciences

 

16.9 | Parkinson's UK: Small grants scheme

Funds small-scale research projects and pilot studies, focused on finding a cure and better treatments for Parkinson's, improving life for people living with the condition – either in the short or long term. Requires UK PI. Funding: £50K for 2 years.

http://www.parkinsons.org.uk/content/small-grants-scheme

 

18.9 | DOD/CDMRP: Breast Cancer Research Program – Breakthrough Award Level 3

Advanced translational studies that have potential for near-term clinical investigation. Small-scale clinical trials may apply. Funding: up to $2.5-million/5 years.

https://ebrap.org/eBRAP/public/ViewFileTemplate.htm?fileTemplateId=1829400&fileType=pdf

https://ebrap.org/eBRAP/public/ProgramFY.htm?programFYId=34900

 

18.9 | Simons Foundation: Simons Collaboration on the Origins of Life 2016 Postdoctoral Fellowships

Addressing the origins of life, supports various topics such as astrophysical and planetary context of the origins of life / development of prebiotic chemistry / assembly of first cells / advent of Darwinian evolution and the earliest signs of life. $75,000 year (stipend plus other costs)/3 years

https://www.simonsfoundation.org/funding/funding-opportunities/life-sciences/simons-collaboration-on-the-origins-of-life-2016-postdoctoral-fellowship

 

18.9 | Alpha-1 Foundation: Research grants in Alpha-1 Antitrypsin (AAT) Deficiency – letter of intent

Funds various types of awards: Bridge Fund ($25,000/1yr) for unfunded NIH project; Pilot and Feasibility Grant ($40,000/1 yr) to encourage development of new hypothesis or new methods; Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Grant ($50,000 per yr/2 years) for those postdocs setting pursuing careers in AAT research; Research Grant ($100,000 per yr/2 yrs) for projects that contribute to basic understanding of the biology of AAT; Scientific Meeting Sponsorship Grant ($5,000) supports scientific meetings/workshops/conferences; Travel Grant ($1,000) travel to attend cross training or travel to attend conference/meeting.

http://www.alpha1.org/Investigators/Grants/Grant-Opportunities

 

22.9 | Prize4Life, Sage Bionetworks and DREAM: DREAM ALS Stratification Prize4Life Challenge

A computational challenge inviting bioinformatics, statistics, computer and math experts to work on the Pooled Resources Open-Access Clinical Trial (PRO-ACT) database and identify meaningful subgroups of ALS patients with distinct clinical outcome targets that can be distinguished by specific clinical features (4 sub-challenges are defined). The challenge offers a total of $28,000 in awards and journal publication in Nature Biotechnology.

https://www.synapse.org/#!Synapse:syn2873386/wiki/232938

 

23.9 | American Council Learned Society (ACLS): ACLS Collaborative Research Fellowship – humanities and related social sciences

A collaborative project where the Project Coordinator has a U.S.-based institutional appointment with one or more scholars (rank of assistant or associate professor) outside/inside the U.S. participate on a single, substantive project, such as joint print or web publication, where two or more collaborators will take credit. Start date between 1.7.16-1.9.18, provides up to $60,000 in salary replacement per year for two years.(K)

https://www.acls.org/programs/collaborative/

 

24.9 | Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO

- Career Development Award: Initial faculty appointees (within 3 years) seeking to establish an independent clinical cancer research program with a patient-oriented focus, including clinical research and/or translational research involving human subjects may request $200,000 for a three-year project.

- Young Investigator Award: Promotes research in clinical oncology by funding physicians during the transition from a fellowship program to faculty appointment, of those within the last two years of final subspecialty training, and are planning an investigative career in clinical oncology. $50,000 for one year.

http://goo.gl/sDyjvH

 

25.9 | Alzheimer's Association: New Investigator Research Grant (NIRG) – Letter of Intent

New independent investigators developing preliminary or pilot data, to test procedures and to develop hypotheses, to lay groundwork for future applications to other agencies. Must target the agency’s defined focus areas: 1- research in diverse populations, 2- social/behavioral and cognitive/functional focus, and 3- biological focus (causes / early detection / treatment / models / prevention / risk factors -- see http://www.alz.org/research/downloads/2016-NIP.pdf ) $100,000 per year/2 years.

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

 

25.9 | Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI): Call for 2016 Stockholm Water Prize

Nominee should have made outstanding achievements of lasting significance in: Policy and Practices & Research. For both categories, great achievements in outreach and awareness raising are meritorious, as well as education and training of students, water professionals or communities as well as dissemination of information to and awareness raising of decision-makers and the general public. Nominations not accepted from supervisors of nominee, nor self nominations. Prize is $150,000.

http://www.siwi.org/prizes/stockholmwaterprize/nominate/

 

25.9 | Progeria Research Foundation Research Grants

-  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.

- 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.

- 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/

 

25.9 | Meningitis Research Foundation: Research Grant - Preliminary Proposal

Proposals dealing with prevention of all forms of meningitis and associated infections, improving treatment and outlook for patients, and improving the speed and accuracy of diagnosis will be considered. Particular interests are:

* Research pertinent to prevention of meningococcal disease

* The burden of GBS/neonatal meningitis

* Practical research, interventions and partnerships in Eastern Africa

Funding: max £150,000 per year for up to 5 years. As a guideline, the majority of grants awarded are around £60,000 - £100,000 per year for up to three years

http://www.meningitis.org/grants

 

25.9 | American Epilepsy Society: Seed Grant Program

Fosters collaborative interactions between two or more established investigators to make future grants related to epilepsy more competitive for larger awards. Funding: $20,000/1 yr.

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

 

27.9 | Global Young Academy: Call for Membership
GYA primary aim is to unlock the potential of young scientists from around the world; working together. Applications are sought from young, independent scholars who combine the highest level of research excellence with a demonstrated passion for delivering impact. The call is open to all scholars working in any research-based discipline, including the sciences, medicine, engineering, social sciences, the arts and humanities.

http://globalyoungacademy.net/call-for-new-members/

 

30.9 | ARVO Foundation for Eye Research: Genentech Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) Research Fellowships

Basic research in the understanding of AMD and translational AMD research focused on therapeutics. $40,000/1 year.

http://www.arvo.org/foundation/AMD/

 

30.9 | Nutricia Research Foundation: Research Grants – in human nutrition

Human nutrition related research funded up to €25,000 per year/2 years.

http://www.nutricia-research-foundation.org/Researchgrants.htm

 

30.9 | National Foundation for Cancer Research: Szent-Györgyi Prize for Progress in Cancer Research - nominations

The Prize for Progress in Cancer Research, in amount of $25K, was established to honor an outstanding researcher whose scientific achievements have expanded our understanding of cancer and cancer causation; whose vision has moved cancer research in new directions; and whose discoveries have resulted in notable advances in cancer prevention, diagnosis, or treatment.

http://www.nfcr.org/nominations

 

30.9 | DOD/CDMRP: Medical Research and Materiel Command BAA for Extramural Medical Research

This BAA is intended to solicit extramural research and development ideas addressing a wide range of topics. Funding is not specified and projects can range up to 5 years.

Topics areas: military infectious diseases / combat casualty care research / military operational medicine / medical biological defense / medical chemical defense / medical simulation and information sciences / radiation health effects / special investment areas/innovation / research and development of devices or technologies.

https://ebrap.org/eBRAP/public;jsessionid=AE2B9998640851F8FF1328835DB55809/Program.htm

 

30.9 | Frick Foundation for Research on ALS: Research Grants

Basic biomedical research for understanding the cause of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).  Funding: 100K CHF (~$105K) over 2 years.

http://frick-fondation.ch/

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

30.9 | Jacques and Gloria Gossweiler Foundation: Neurology Research Grants Program

Research on non-pharmacological treatment of symptoms of Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders. Studies examining the effects of physical activity, physiotherapy, ergo therapy, and speech therapy as well as on psychological and spiritual approaches, shall be supported. Both small, short-term exploratory studies and more advanced, long-term projects will be supported. Projects submitted by researchers in training will also be supported. Funding: Not specified.

http://www.jggf.ch/en/medical-research/neurology/

 

1.10 | EMBO Fellowships – short-term in respiratory health and molecular biology

Encourages collaboration between clinicians and basic researchers and to increase number of clinicians in basic science, particularly in the area of respiratory health and promoting excellence in molecular biology. Monthly subsistence average 2300-2700 Euros per month plus other benefits.(K)

http://embo.org/funding-awards/fellowships/ers-embo-fellowships

 

1.10 | European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO): Keynote Lecture by EMBO Members

EMBO or Associate Members giving keynote lecture at their major international scientific meeting wherein the lecture has status of a keynote lecture (entitled “The EMBO Lecture.”) held in an EMBC Member State. €1,000 (in Europe) or €2,000 (international).

http://www.embo.org/funding-awards/lecture-grants/keynote-lectures#about

 

1.10 | SIGMA XI: various prizes for scientific achievement

Both prizes are for a scientist that transcends their career as a researcher who supported research, the communication of science, and the impact of science on society

- The John P McGovern Science and Society Award: $5,000 honorarium – invitation to speak at Society’s annual meeting. https://www.sigmaxi.org/programs/prizes-awards/john-mcgovern

- The William Procter Prize for Scientific Achievement: $5,000 honorarium, and recipient designates a young scientist in the same field of research to receive a $5,000 grant-in-aid of research. https://www.sigmaxi.org/programs/prizes-awards/william-procter

 

1.10 | National Academy of Sciences: various nominations in various fields

Alexander Hollaender Award in Biophysics - $20,000 prize for outstanding contributions in bioscience.

Atkinson Prize in Psychological and Cognitive Sciences (psychology/cognitive science)

James Craig Watson Medal (astronomy) - $25,000 prize and $50,000 to support recipient’s research

Jessie Stevenson Kovalenko Medal (medical sciences) - $25,000 prize and $50,000 to support recipient’s research

John J. Carty Award for the Advancement of Science (agricultural sciences) - $25,000 prize

NAS Award for Scientific Reviewing (computer science) - $20,000 prize

NAS Award in Chemical Sciences - $15,000 prize

NAS Award in Early Earth and Life Sciences - Stanley Miller Medal (Earth's early development as a planet) - $10,000 prize

NAS Award in the Neurosciences - $25,000 prize

NAS Public Welfare Medal

Pradel Research Award (neurosciences) - $50,000 research award to institution of choice

Raymond and Beverly Sackler Prize in Convergence Research (research that benefits human health) - $400,000 award

Troland Research Award (psychology, young investigator) - $75,000 award

http://www.nasonline.org/programs/awards/how-to-nominate.html

 

1.10 | IBM Center for The Business of Government: Research Report Stipends - in business

Funds practical findings and actionable recommendations (as opposed to pure theory or concepts) involving public management research and analytic techniques so to aid public sector executives and managers in the improvement of the effectiveness of government. $20,000 for each report.

http://www.businessofgovernment.org/content/research-stipends

 

1.10 | American Academy of Neurology: various fellowships and clinician-scientist development in neurological topics

- Susan S. Spencer Clinical Research Training Fellowship in Epilepsy: 2-year fellowship to support clinical research training in epilepsy. $55,000 per year/2 years.

- Robert Katzman, Clinical Research Training Fellowship in Alzheimer’s Research: 2-year fellowship to support clinical research training in Alzheimer’s. $55,000 per year/2 years.

- John F. Kurtzke, FAAN Clinical-Scientist Development in Multiple Sclerosis: 3-year clinician-scientist development award in multiple sclerosis. $75,000 per year/3 years.

- Clinician-Scientist Development in Myasthenia Gravis and Related Disorders of the Neuromuscular Junction: 3-year clinician-scientist development award in myasthenia gravis. $75,000 per year/3 years.

- Clinical Research Training Fellowship in Tourette Syndrome: 2-year fellowship to support clinical research training in Tourette Syndrome. $55,000 per year/2 years.

- Clinical Research Training Fellowship in Stroke: 2-year fellowship to support clinical research in the field of stroke. $55,000 per year/2 years.

- Clinical Research Training Fellowship in Parkinson’s Disease: 2-year fellowship to support clinical research training in Parkinson’s disease. $55,000 per year/2 years.

- Clinical Research Training Fellowship in Multiple Sclerosis: 2-year fellowship in support of clinical research training in multiple sclerosis. $55,000 per year/2 years.

- Clinical Research Training Fellowship in Epilepsy: 2-year fellowship to support clinical research in epilepsy. $55,000 per year/2 years.

- Clinical Research Training Fellowship in Ataxia: 2-year fellowship to support clinical research training in ataxia. $55,000 per year/2 years.

- Clinical Research Training Fellowship: 2-year fellowship to support clinical research training in the neurosciences. $55,000 per year/2 years.

http://tools.aan.com/science/awards/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.processSearch

 

1.10 | Honor Frost Foundation (HFF): Grant Applications - in marine and maritime archaeology in Eastern Mediterranean

Awards to assist works in progress or pilot studies aligned to the Foundation’s mission on marine and maritime archaeology projects, training, and education with a focus on the Eastern Mediterranean. £10,000.

http://honorfrostfoundation.org/index.php/grant-applications/

 

1.10 | NIH: Open Design Tools for Speech Signal Processing (R01)

Develop novel acoustic signal processing algorithms for speech enhancement that employ the substantially greater amounts of computing power likely to be available in future generations of hearing aids, cochlear implants, personal sound processors, and consumer electronic devices. $325,000 per year/5 years.

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

 

1.10 | SHRM Foundation: Research Grants in human resource management

Research on all aspects of human resource management. Funding: up to $200K/duration unspecified.

http://www.shrm.org/about/foundation/research/pages/applyforgrant.aspx

 

1.10 | Cancer Research Institute: CRI Irvington Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in Cancer Immunology

Supports qualified young scientists around the world who wish to receive training in cancer immunology. The Institute seeks hypothesis driven, mechanistic studies in both immunology and tumor immunology. The applicant and sponsor must clearly state the potential of the proposed studies to directly impact our understanding of the immune system’s role in cancer risk, tumor initiation, progression, metastasis, host response to tumors and/or the treatment of cancer.  Funding: $50,000 for the first year, $53,000 for the 2nd year, and $57,000 for the 3rd year.   

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

 

1.10 | Claims Conference: Claims Conference: various funding programs related to the Shoah

These awards are specifically for organizations that assist Nazi victims and projects that promote research, education & documentation of the Shoah.

Social Service Grants: funding/duration not specified

Education Projects: funding/duration not specified

Research and Documentation: funding/duration not specified

Capital Projects in Israel: funding/duration not specified

Film Projects: ($30,000-$60,000)

http://www.claimscon.org/for-agencies/application/

 

1.10 | NATO: Science for Peace and Security

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

** Science & the Big Questions:

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

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

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

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

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

** Character Virtue Development

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

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

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

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

 

1.10 | Scoliosis Research Society (SRS): Funding opportunities

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

1.10 | Gairdner Foundation: Canada Gairdner International Award in Biomedicine

Nominees should be individuals who’s “seminal discoveries and major scientific contributions constitute an original and significant achievement in biomedical science." Nominations in the field of translational research are welcome. $100,000 CDN.

http://www.gairdner.org/content/how-nominate

 

1.10 | Swiss Research Foundation for Electricity and Mobile Communication (FSM): Biological and health effects of weak radiation – Pre-proposal

Objective: Reviews and workshops about open questions on biological and/or health effects of weak (below exposure levels) radiofrequency electromagnetic fields. Funding: up to CHF 50K (~$50K).

http://www.emf.ethz.ch/en/promotion/call-for-proposal/

 

1.10 | 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 research process. $250,000 for 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/announcement/engagement-award-knowledge-training-and-development-and-0

 

1.10 | ZiF - Center for Interdisciplinary Research: Research Group 2017/18 - Draft proposals

The ZiF is an internationally operating Institute for Advanced Study. For several months up to one year fellows reside at the ZiF center of Bielefeld University and work together on a broader research theme. Funding: (1) Research group with a duration of 10 months - €500,000; (2) Research group with a duration of 5 months - €250,000, support by a research assistance, and a professional infrastructure (i.e. accommodation, conference facilities).

http://www.uni-bielefeld.de/(en)/ZIF/Foerderung/fg.html

 

1.10 | Stanley Medical Research Institute (SMRI): Treatment Trials and Drug Development in Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder

Purpose: to support the testing of medications to assess their efficacy for treating schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, especially such medications that are unlikely to be tested by pharmaceutical companies because they are not commercially profitable. SMRI is particularly interested in anti-inflammatory drugs. Funding: up to $300K/year for up to 3 yrs.

http://www.stanleyresearch.org/treatment-trials/application-information/

 

1.10 | 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, Fellowship: up to$60K for one year.  

http://hdfoundation.org/research-initiatives/

 

1.10 | Simons Foundation: Collaborations in Mathematics and the Physical Sciences - LOI

Aim: to stimulate progress on fundamental scientific questions of major importance in mathematics, theoretical physics, and theoretical computer science, where a significant new development creates a novel area for exploration or provides a new direction for progress in an established field. The project should involve outstanding researchers with a range of career stages. Collaboration director must be from US or Canada, other participants may be from non-U.S. institutions. Funding: up to $2.5 million/year for 4 years. (M)

https://goo.gl/r6TndG

 

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://research.cisco.com/research-programs.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

 

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

Funds projects with primary interest in LM and vascular abnormalities. $30,000 per yr.

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

 

2.10 | National Psoriasis Foundation:
Discovery Grant
: Preliminary ideas and proof-of-concept experiments, new research programs in the field of psoriatic disease. Funding: up to $75,000 for one year. Ten grants will be awarded.

Translational Research Grant: research initiatives that focus on the rapid translation of basic scientific discoveries into clinical applications with a clear benefit for patients with psoriatic disease. Funding: up to $100K/year over 2 years. Five grants will be awarded.

Early Career Research Grant: Support for scientists currently training as either graduate students or postdoctoral researchers and proposing research projects related to any aspect of psoriatic disease. Funding: $50K/year for 1 year. Four grants will be awrded.

https://www.psoriasis.org/grants

 

5.10 | Global Health Innovative Technology Fund (GHIT): Hit-to-Lead Platform - R&D partnerships with Japanese organizations – Intent to Apply

Deadline approximate (pending RFP release) GHIT facilitates and funds partnerships between Japanese and non-Japanese organizations, for the discovery and development of new drugs for infectious diseases prevalent in developing countries. Disease scope includes: Malaria, TB, Chagas disease, and Visceral Leishmaniasis. No specified funding limit and project duration not specified.

https://ghitfund.org/afag/hwi/en

 

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

 

7.10 | European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID): Young researchers programs

These grants help young (born after 1.1.76) and excellent investigators to pursue groundbreaking research in the fields of clinical microbiology and infectious diseases. Research may be based on laboratory investigations, clinical studies, experimental animal studies, or a combination of these. Funding: €20K-€50K for 1 year.

http://www.escmid.org/profession_career/awards_grants/research_grants/

 

8.10 | American Association for Cancer Research : NextGen Grants for Transformative Cancer Research

Projects that transform our understanding of the tumorigenesis process and/or our ability to treat, detect, or prevent cancer in any area of basic, translational, or clinical science. $450,000 over three years.

http://www.aacr.org/FUNDING/PAGES/FUNDING-LISTING.ASPX#.VaJJ5csw88w

 

9.10 | Simons Foundation: Autism Research Initiative – 2015 Pilot and Research Awards – Letter of Intent

- Pilot Awards: Small-scale projects or early-stage experiments that will enable building on preliminary data submitted by those new to the field of autism are encouraged. $125,000 per year/2 years.

- SFARI Research Award: investigators with demonstrated expertise in autism seek support for compelling, high-impact research on experimental hypothesis where in most cases preliminary data have already been gathered, or will also consider two or more labs exploring a central hypothesis where success is dependent on close collaboration. $250,000 per year/3 years.

http://goo.gl/TqLa5c

 

9.10 | Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) – short-term pre- and post-doctoral fellowship

Purpose is to conduct cooperative research for 1 to 12 months under the guidance of a host in Japanese universities and other institutions. Having secured a host in Japan that would invite an eligible candidate from the Technion, the host then submits a proposal prepared by the pre- or post-doc to the JSPS. Selected candidates must arrive in Japan between 1.4.16-31.3.17. In addition to certain allowances, a pre-doc monthly allowance is provided of ¥200,000; post-doc ¥362,000.

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

 

9.10 | Promobilia Foundation: Development of technical assistance for motion restrained people and for dyslexics

Projects that develop technical aids (tools) for mobility of handicapped, and address the comprehension of reading and writing difficulties. Funding $10,000-$100,000 for around two-year projects.

http://www.promobilia.se/our-grants/?lang=en

 

9.10 | World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF): Link between diet, nutrition, body composition, physical activity and cancer

Funding: up to £75,000 / yr for up to 4 years. If you plan to submit, please contact Research Authority ASAP (limited to 4 proposals per institution).

http://goo.gl/P2wfuU

 

12.10 | Melanoma Research Alliance: Team Awards in melanoma

Areas of interest: prevention / detection, diagnosis, and staging / treatment. Special emphasis areas: combination therapies, therapeutic sequences, or treatment regiments / biomarkers of risk of recurrence or death in early stage disease / improvements in difficult-to-treat disease or treatment failures / prevention and early detection.

- MRA Team Science Awards: Two or more PIs and a Young Investigator with complementary expertise; same or different institution. $900,000/3 years.

- MRA Team Science Award in Acral Melanoma: Projects to address this melanoma sub topic. Two or more PIs and a Young Investigator with complementary expertise; same or different institution. $900,000/3 years.(K)

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

 

12.10 | Rally! Foundation: 2016 Collaborative Pediatric Cancer Research Grant – letter of intent

Last year’s topics: basic science research / clinical translational research / pediatric oncology research fellowship / alternative therapy grants / survivorship grants / consortium grants. Research grants and junior faculty development previously were awarded at $50,000/1 year; consortium grants awarded previously at $100,000/1 year.

https://www.rallyfoundation.org/grant-application-process/

 

13.10 | BrightFocus Foundation (AHAF): Alzheimer’s Disease Research Grants

- Standard Award: funding of $300,000 over 3 years for researchers who have already generated some amount of preliminary data.

- Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards for young researchers in their final stages of mentored training. These awards are meant to fund projects in an established laboratory that will serve as the basis for the applicant's own independent research career. Funding: $100,000 over 2 years.

http://www.brightfocus.org/grants/types-grants

 

15.10 | Women in Science Award

Award for major contributions by female scientists to life science research who are inspiring role models for future generations of women in science. 10,000 Euros. (K)

http://embo.org/funding-awards/women-in-science-award

 

15.10 | American Society for Clinical Investigation: Award for Pioneering Research of physician-scientists

Ideal nominee is an early-stage, clinical active physician-scientist addressing the fundamental questions that relate to human health and disease, and show great promise in biomedicine. $30,000. (K)

http://www.the-asci.org/seldin-smith-award

 

15.10 | Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences: Heineken Prizes 2016 – in: biochemistry and biophysics, cognitive science, environmental sciences, history and medicine

Heineken Prizes in amount of $200,000 each, reward outstanding achievement in the above fields.

http://www.knaw.nl/en/awards/heineken-prizes/heineken-prizes-2016

 

15.10 | Simons Foundation: Targeted Grants to Institutes in Mathematics and Physical Sciences

Supports centers of excellence in the mathematics and physical sciences to provide support to enable them to extend and enhance their mission. Up to $200,000 per year/3-5 years.

https://www.simonsfoundation.org/funding/funding-opportunities/mathematics-physical-sciences/targeted-grants-to-institutes/

 

15.10 | Google: Faculty Research Awards – improving information access

To facilitate interaction between Google and academia. To support academic research aimed at improving information access (defined broadly). Awards through this program are typically for one year in the range from $10K-$150K. Proposals must have a Google technical sponsor, who will act as a liaison. Topic areas:

•Computational neuroscience

•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

•Physical Interfaces and Immersive Experiences

•Privacy

•Security

•Software engineering and programming languages

•Speech

•Structured data and database management

•Systems (hardware and software)

 

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

 

15.10 | EFSD and Sanofi: Innovative Approaches for the Treatment of Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes

The Programme will fund European research on mechanisms underlying innovative approaches to type 1 and/or type 2 diabetes.  Funding: €100,000. The duration may be one year or longer.

www.europeandiabetesfoundation.org/index.php/ct-menu-item-5/14-sample-data-articles/222-efsd-sanofi-european-research-programme

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

 

15.10 | ALS Therapy Alliance (ATA): Research grants in ALS

Supports basic, clinical, and translational research and clinical trials on ALS. Funding: $100K to $1 million over 1-3 years.  

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

 

15.10 | The International AIDS Society: Creative and Novel Ideas in HIV Research FOR JUNIOR SCIENTISTS OUTSIDE THE FIELD OF HIV

The intent is to attract early-stage investigators from outside the field of HIV research to help address key scientific questions in HIV research, including emerging issues of long-term survival with HIV infection, prevention of HIV transmission, and research toward a cure. Funding: up to $150K/yr for 1-2 years.

http://cnihr.org/

 

15.10 | Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF): Retrievable Devices and Scaffolds for Beta Cell Replacement Therapies- LOI

JDRF is soliciting applications that include collaborations among bioengineers, chemists, immunologists, transplant researchers, and pancreatic beta cell biologists to develop and test retrievable scaffolds and devices as a key component of beta cell replacement therapy for T1D. Funding: - up to $300,000/yr. for 3 yrs; Clinical trials: up to $660,000/yr. for 3 yrs; Pilot studies up to $150,000 for 1 year. Applicants are strongly advised to consult with JDRF Programmatic Contact by September 15, 2015 to discuss the responsiveness of their proposal to this program JDRF will hold a web & teleconference August 17.

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

 

15.10 | Angelman Syndrome Foundation (ASF): Call for Research Proposals

Highest priority will be given to pilot projects to test new ideas about pathogenesis and therapeutics of Angelman syndrome, translational research and clinical research studies. Of particular interest are studies related to communication, behavioral issues and identification of issues and treatments. Funding: up to $100K / yr for 1-2 years.

http://www.angelman.org/research/call-for-proposals/

 

15.10 | Getty Foundation: Library Research Grants

The Library Research Grants provide partial, short-term support for costs relating to travel and living expenses to scholars whose research requires use of specific collections housed in the Getty Research Institute. The Grants are intended for scholars of all nationalities and at any level who demonstrate a compelling need to use materials housed in the Research Library. Projects must relate to specific items in the library collection (www.getty.edu/research/tools). Grants range from $500 to $2,500, depending on the distance traveled. The research period may range from several days to 3 months, between February 15, 2015, and January 15, 2016.

http://www.getty.edu/foundation/initiatives/residential/library_research_grants.html

 

16.10 | Wellcome Trust: Translation Fund – biomedical area - Concept Note

Proof of principle supported by experimental data bridging gap in commercialization of new technologies that plan to take the product, technology, or intervention to attract outside party; single projects or portfolio programs. Must address an unmet need in healthcare or in applied medical research, offer a potential new solution, and realistic expectation for marketing potential. The typical range for awards is between £0.5 to £5 million/duration not specified.

http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/Funding/Innovations/Awards/Translation-Fund/index.htm

 

16.10 | American Chemical Society (ACS), Petroleum Research Fund (PRF): 'New Directions' grants in the petroleum field

Supports new research directions in the petroleum field. Fundamental research is required as opposed to applied research or methods development.. See below the research topics supported and NOT supported. ND grants are to be used to illustrate proof of concept/feasibility. Funding: $110,000/ 2 yrs.

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/prfabscidisciplines052015.pdf

 

21.10 | NIH: BRAIN Initiative – Theories, Models and Methods for Analysis of Complex Data from the Brain

(Non mandatory LOI by 29.9) Seeks new theories, computational models, and statistical methods to derive understanding of brain function from complex neuroscience data. Possible approaches: creation of new theories, ideas, and conceptual frameworks to organize/unify data and infer general principles of brain function; new computational models to develop testable hypotheses and design/drive experiments; and new mathematical and statistical methods. Funding: $750K over 3 years

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-EB-15-006.html

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

29.10 | King Baudouin Foundation: Ernest Solvay Fund – chemistry, physics, biology, mathematics and earth sciences

Individual and organizational projects that promotes scientific training of study as a choice for young people / interest in scientific research / scientific and technological entrepreneurship. €7,500.

http://www.kbs-frb.be/call.aspx?id=304870&langtype=1033

http://www.kbs-frb.be/call.aspx?id=304410&langtype=1033 

 

30.10 | Iacocca Family Foundation: type 1 diabetes research programs

The Foundation will accept novel projects which directly accelerate a cure for type 1 diabetes or inform the understanding of the disease by a related or complementary mechanism of action. Investigators focusing directly on type 1 diabetes research or autoimmune diseases are encouraged to apply with projects that focus on type 1 diabetes. One year grants ranging in amounts of $10,000 - $500,000.

http://www.iacoccafoundation.org/diabetes-research/grant-guidelines

 

30.10 | Worldwide Cancer Research (AICR)

Fundamental or translational research into the causes, mechanisms, diagnosis, treatment or prevention of cancer. £250,000/3 years.

www.worldwidecancerresearch.org/funding

 

30.10 | Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA): Biomedical Research Project Grant – Summary application

Objectives: support biomedical research on Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and related conditions, in all relevant disciplines, aimed at understanding the causes of MND, elucidating disease mechanisms and facilitating the translation of therapeutic strategies from the laboratory to the clinic. Collaboration with UK required. Funding: up to £85K/year for up to 3 years.

http://www.mndassociation.org/research/for-researchers/research-grants/Type+of+grant/biomedical-research-project-grants/

 

31.10 | Whitley Fund for Nature: 2016 Whitley Awards – wildlife/nature conservancy

Projects involving local wildlife and nature conservation that would bring about long-term change and build capacity, especially where funds are difficult to raise. £35,000 GBP/1 year.

http://whitleyaward.org/apply-for-conservation-funding/how-to-apply/

 

31.10 | International Foundation for Research in Paraplegia (IRP): Various Programs

- Research Grant: in the field of clinical or basic research on CNS regeneration, neuroprotection, and functional restoration with special emphasis on the spinal cord. Funding 75,000 Swiss Francs (~$80,000) for two years.

- Research Prize: awarded to researchers who, by the significance of their scientific contributions and their publications in scientific journals of renown, have furthered understanding of the development, lesion and regeneration processes relating to the spinal cord development, plasticity, and regeneration following lesions. Funding: 100,000 Swiss Francs (~$105,000).

- Post-doctoral Fellowship: In order to promote basic and clinical research, diagnosis of acute lesion and management of spinal cord injury and other areas related to paraplegia or basic research in one or several of CNS & spinal cord lesions and repair. IRP provides fellowships to young scientists wishing to work in Switzerland. Up to 79,000 Swiss Francs per year (~$85,000).

http://www.irp.ch/fr/research/schellenberg.php

 

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

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

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

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

*  Evaluating new therapies in clinical trial.

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

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

 

31.10 | Barth Syndrome Foundation: IDEA Grants

Funding for basic science and clinical research on the natural history, biochemical basis and treatment of Barth syndrome. Funding: $50,000 max for 1-2 years.

http://www.barthsyndrome.org/science--medicine/research-grant-program

 

2.11 | Cancer Research Institute: Clinic and Laboratory Integration Program (CLIP) – cancer immunotherapies

Basic, pre-clinical, and translational research that can be directly applied to optimizing cancer immunotherapy in the clinic. $100,000/2 years.

http://www.cancerresearch.org/grants-programs/grants-fellowships/clinic-and-laboratory-integration-program-(clip)/clip-application-guidelines

 

1.11 | The Wenner-Gren Foundation: various opportunities in anthropology

- Dissertation Fieldwork Grants: Awarded to aid doctoral or thesis research. The program contributes to the Foundation's overall mission to support basic research in anthropology and to ensure that the discipline continues to be a source of vibrant and significant work that furthers our understanding of humanity's cultural and biological origins, development, and variation. $20,000.

- Post-PhD Research Grants: awarded to individuals holding a Ph.D. or equivalent degree to support individual research projects. Applicants must be engaged in research that contributes to anthropological knowledge. $20,000

http://www.wennergren.org/grantprograms/4

 

1.11 | Union for International Cancer Control: American Cancer Society International Fellowships for Beginning Investigators

Fellowship with the objective to foster a bi-directional flow of research knowledge, experience, expertise, and innovation between countries and to advance the academic career development of beginning cancer investigators through population-based, behavioral, clinical, or basic research projects. $50,000/1 year.

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

 

1.11 | European Foundation for the Study of Diabetes:

- European Diabetes Research Program in Cellular Plasticity Underlying the Pathophysiology of Type 2 Diabetes

Projects aimed at advancing current knowledge in the field of type 2 diabetes are invited, particularly those studying the effect of GLP-1 or DPP4 inhibition on cellular plasticity and recovery of beta function. Awards up to 100,000 Euro payable first year/duration may be longer depending on justification.

- EFSD Clinical Diabetes Research Program in Macrovascular Complications of Diabetes: Advances in the knowledge in this field, such as control of CV risk factors, glycaemic control reducing risk of developing diabetic microvascular complications, and need to better understand the effects of antidiabetic medications (i.e. GLP-1 RA, DPPIV inhibitors, SGLT2 inhibitors) on the cardiovascular system and their actions on cardiovascular disease in type 2 diabetes.

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

 

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.

http://www.cleancompetition.org/Pages/apply.aspx

 

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

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

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

 

1.11 | American Tinnitus Association: Research Grant in tinnitus

The program financially supports scientific studies investigating tinnitus and contribute to ATA's goal of finding a cure. $150,000 for entire project/3 years.   

http://www.ata.org/research-toward-cure/research-program/apply-grant

 

1.11 | British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy: Project & Research Grants

The Society supports research grants in the following areas: Mechanisms of antibacterial action; Mechanisms of antibacterial resistance; Antiviral resistance; Antibiotic prescribing; Antibiotic therapy; Antiparasitics. Funding: Project-£15,000, Research-£50,000, for 1 year.

http://bsac.org.uk/funding/project-research-grants/

 

1.11 | 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. (M)

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

 

2.11 | Warren Alpert Foundation Prize: Medical research

The prize in amount of $500K recognizes scientists whose achievements have led to the prevention, cure or treatment of human diseases, and/or whose research constitutes a seminal scientific finding that holds promise of ultimately changing our understanding of our ability to treat disease.

http://warrenalpert.org/prize

 

3.11 | Spencer Foundation: Education Research Small Grants

Small Research Grants in 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)

New Civics Small Grant - Aim: to support research that deepens understanding of educational and other influences on civic action, that attends to social inequalities in civic education and civic action, and that has the potential to shape future research and practice in these fields.

Funding: up to $50,000.

http://www.spencer.org/apply

 

3.11 | BrightFocus Foundation (AHAF): National Glaucoma Research Grants

Goal: to advance innovative research promoting advances in the etiology, prevention, and treatments of Glaucoma by researchers who have already generated some amount of preliminary data. Funding: $150K over 2 years.

http://www.brightfocus.org/grants/types-grants

 

4.11 | Wellcome Trust: Seeding Drug Discovery – early-stage small-molecule drug discovery

The aim of Seeding Drug Discovery is to develop drug-like, small molecules that will be the springboard for further research and development by the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry in areas of unmet medical need.A two-point entry system has been introduced to enable projects at an earlier stage in development to be competitive for funding as well as to progress later-stage projects further towards clinical trials. Early-stage 2 years/late-stage to four years. Funding unspecified.

http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/Funding/Innovations/Awards/Seeding-Drug-Discovery/index.htm

 

6.11 | Simons Foundation: Symposia Program in Mathematics and Physical Sciences

Funds collaborative symposiums that brings together mathematicians, theoretical physicists, and theoretical computer scientists. Specific funding or duration not specified.

https://www.simonsfoundation.org/funding/funding-opportunities/mathematics-physical-sciences/simons-symposia/ 

 

10.11 | Harry J. Lloyd Charitable Trust: Melanoma Research various awards

Applications will be accepted for a broad range of melanoma research projects involving basic science, clinical trials, etc. Funding/duration not specified. Award types: Career Development, Basic Science, and Translational Research. $125,000 per year. If interested in applying, because only one application per institution in all categories is permitted, please contact us: Robi – 2152, robertg@technion.ac.il , Michael - 1769, MichaelKM@trdf.technion.ac.il  or Michal-1745 MichalL@trdf.technion.ac

http://www.hjltrust.com/apply/

 

13.11 | Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF): Strategic Research Agreements for Single Project, Multi-Project, and Clinical – project concept call

Provides research funding for single or multiple investigators to address critical gaps and challenges and potential breakthroughs in Type 1 diabetes research. Budget and project duration variable. Other deadline: 5.2.16.

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

 

15.11 | 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:

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

* Understand the role of tau protein processing.

* Understand cellular energy metabolism and oxidative stress perturbations.

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

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

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

* Develop animal models.

* Develop tools for early diagnosis.

* Develop treatments that improve the symptoms.

* 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/

 

16.11 | Melanoma Research Alliance: MRA Young Investigator

Areas of interest: prevention / detection, diagnosis, and staging / treatment. Special emphasis areas: combination therapies, therapeutic sequences, or treatment regiments / biomarkers of risk of recurrence or death in early stage disease / improvements in difficult-to-treat disease or treatment failures / prevention and early detection. Early career scientists within 4 years of first full-time academic faculty appointment. $75,000 per year/3 years.(K)

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

 

16.11 | American Foundation for Suicide Prevention - AFSP: Various Research Grants

AFSP supports studies relevant to understanding and preventing suicide. AFSP accepts biological, psychological, and sociological approaches, and encourages multidisciplinary research. Meeting the requirement that applications address the priorities set out by the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention’s Research Prioritization Task Force will require focus on U.S. population given the objective of reducing the incidence of suicide in the U.S. Funding: $30K - $300K over 2 years.

http://www.afsp.org/research/research-grant-information/information-for-prospective-grant-applicants

 

19.11 | DOD/USSOCOM: BAA For Extramural Biomedical Research and Development – pre-proposal

Seeks extramural research and development ideas meeting these areas of interest:  medical simulation and training  /  prolonged field care  /  damage control resuscitation  /  portable lab diagnostics  /  force health protection and environmental medicine  /  canine medicine.  ≤700,000 entire project/2 year limit.

https://ebrap.org/eBRAP/public/ViewFileTemplate.htm?fileTemplateId=1323500&fileType=pdf

https://ebrap.org/eBRAP/public/ProgramFY.htm?programFYId=42900

 

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

Protection of the Environment Prize: The Prize is awarded to individual or group of scientists that achieved internationally significant research results in the field of the correlation between human activities and natural environment, with reference to approaches for both environmental protection and recovery. Renewable Energy Prize: The Prize is awarded to individual or group of scientists that achieved internationally significant research results in the field of renewable energy sources.

New Frontiers of Hydrocarbons Prize: Two recognitions are awarded to the researcher or group of scientists that achieved internationally significant results in the development of technologies for an efficient use of hydrocarbons, related particularly to upstream (one prize) and downstream (one prize) activities.

All categories: Results must have been achieved within the 3 prior years. Funding: € 200,000 (each prize).

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

 

23.11 | Wellcome Trust: Pathfinder Awards – unmet needs in healthcare – not as lead

Kick-start pilot projects that have significant potential to help develop innovative new products that address an unmet need in healthcare and offer a potential new solution. Pathfinder Awards fund innovative discrete pilot studies to develop assets and de-risk future development. Must find a U.K. or Republic of Ireland based commercial entity to serve as applicant lead. £100,000 up to £350,000.

http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/Funding/Innovations/Awards/Pathfinder-Awards/index.htm

 

25.11 | NIH: The Pancreatic Cancer Detection Consortium

Invites applications from multi-disciplinary teams of researchers and clinicians to establish the Pancreatic Cancer Detection Consortium (PCDC) to conduct research to improve the detection of early stage pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) and characterization of its precursor lesions. No set limit for funding/5 years.

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-15-289.html

 

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. Program areas are: repurposing and therapies addressing targets outlined in the call.

* 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)

* Accelerating Drug Discovery for Frontotemporal Degeneration: priority areas: development and testing of novel high throughput screening assays, preclinical testing of novel or repurposed drug candidates, proteomics/transcriptomics/metabolomics for FTD biomarkers, functional imaging methods, neurodegeneration and differential connectivity patterns, innovate software, innovative clinical trials. Awards average $150,000-$200,000/1 year; longer duration and larger budgets will be considered.

* ADDF/Belfer ApoE Therapeutics Innovation Program: Projects aimed to accelerate the development of novel therapeutics specifically designed to target apoE pathological mechanisms. Funding up to $300,000/1-2 years.

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

 

27.11 | Fondation Banque de France: research projects in the field of Money, Finance and Banking

Solicits academic research projects conducive to topical papers in the field of Money, Finance and Banking. The total amount earmarked for the call is EUR 120,000 of which four awards will be issued.  

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

 

30.11 | Gerda Henkel Stiftung: Research Project Grant – Research Projects in Archaeology and History

Short-term projects in the following areas: archaeology, art history, historical Islamic studies, history, history of science, legal history, prehistory and early history. Funding monthly stipend range 1,400-2,700 € (plus travel and material expenses)/2 years.

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

 

30.11 | Bayer: Hemophilia Awards - LOI

The program seeks to support the next generation of care and treatment options for people with hemophilia (basic and clinical research). Funding: up to $100K/yr for 1-2 years.

http://www.bayer-hemophilia-awards.com/index.html

 

30.11 | Association for Computing Machinery: Turing and other ACM Awards in Computer Science

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

-Turing Award is given for major contributions of lasting importance to computing. Recipients are invited to give the annual A.M. Turing Award Lecture. Prize: $1 million.

-The ACM - Infosys Foundation Award in the Computing Sciences recognizes personal contributions by young scientists to a major innovation that has impact on computing theory or practice. Prize: $175,000.

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

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

http://awards.acm.org/

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

 

1.12 | Frederic Esser Nemmers Prize in Mathematics

Open to those with careers of outstanding achievement in the field of mathematics demonstrated by major contributions to new knowledge or the development of significant new modes of analysis. $200,000. (K)

http://www.nemmers.northwestern.edu/nominate-mathematics.html

 

1.12 | Erwin Plein Nemmers Prize in Economics

Open to those with careers of outstanding achievement in the field of economics as demonstrated by major contributions to new knowledge or the development of significant new modes of analysis. $200,000. (K)

http://www.nemmers.northwestern.edu/nominate-economics.html

 

1.12 | Friends for an Earlier Breast Cancer Test: Research Grant for pilot projects in early breast cancer detection

Pilot projects that focus on new methods to improve detection of early breast cancer, development of new techniques in the areas of biological or immunologic methods of early detection, and provides preliminary data that leads to applications for more substantial peer-reviewed funding. $40,000 over three years.

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

 

1.12 | Barbara Bush Foundation Adult Literacy: XPrize - Developing mobile learning applications for low-literate adults – team registration 

Teams compete in a multi-stage competition, encompassing 42 months, with three stated aspects: 1) ability to measurably increase the literacy level of low-literate adults within 12 months; 2) creation of a design that is easy and accessible for use on a mobile phone so that learners can access it/operate anywhere; 3) software curriculum that is engaging, relevant and attuned to the needs of the interested adult learner. Operational costs of developing entry is borne by the applying team. Grand prize $4-million; two bonus prizes $500,000 each; incentive awards: advanced market commitment $1-million, and cities deployment prize $1-million.

http://adultliteracy.xprize.org/

 

1.12 | Rheumatology Research Foundation: Disease Targeted Research Grants

Pilot Grants: Seed funds for established investigators to gather preliminary data and determine the future direction of research into rheumatoid arthritis and related autoinflammatory diseases. Funding: up to $75K for 1 year

Innovative Research Grants: Support for established investigators for further research into rheumatoid arthritis and related autoinflammatory diseases that is supported by preliminary data. Funding: up to $400K over 2 years.

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

http://rheumresearch.org/Awards

 

1.12 | Sleep Research Society: Early Career Development Research Awards

Mentored awards to further understanding of sleep and sleep disorders, in all areas and approaches of research. Funding: $75K for one year. Note: Current or prior federally funded (any country) career development award recipients are not eligible to apply for this award.

http://www.sleepresearchsociety.org/srsfjazzgrant.aspx

 

4.12 | Gerda Henkel Stiftung: Special Program in Security, Society, and the State – Humanities and Social Sciences– Research Projects

Program encourages junior scholars to pursue unconventional research agendas that are crucial. Also provides senior scholars with the opportunity to focus intensively on work in progress for a specified time. Both levels’ objective is to combine basic theoretical research with concepts that are applicable to present-day security policy. Five fields of research: challenges of new technologies / public administration and human security / patterns of conflict resolution between the state and traditional actors / non-governmental actors as partners and contenders of the state / security strategies between doctrine formation and implementation. Funding monthly stipend range 1,400-2,700 € (plus travel and material expenses)/2 years.

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

 

4.12 | Scleroderma Research Foundation: Molecular Pathogenesis and New Intervention in Scleroderma RFA

Development/advancement of our understanding of the pathogenesis of scleroderma and to pilot test a hypothesis-driven innovative therapeutic approach from those currently in the field or new to the field. Three types of funding mechanisms:

1-     Investigator-initiated research grant: provides for a larger-scale project. Funds $200,000/3 years.

2-     Exploratory/development research grant: provides for experienced researchers to take a cross-disciplinary approach on a smaller-scale project. Funds $75,000/2 years.

3-     New faculty grant: enables investigator to establish an independent program. $125,000/2 years.

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

 

5.12 | ARVO/Alcon: Early Career Clinician-Scientist Research Awards – Eye Research - abstract

The ARVO/Alcon Early Career Clinician-Scientist Research Awards support researchers who are committed to careers as clinician-scientists. Further details forthcoming (opportunity opens 15.10).

http://www.arvo.org/foundation/Awards_and_Grants/ARVO/Alcon_Early_Career_Clinician-Scientist_Research_Awards/

 

11.12 | International Association for Dental Research: in oral care or implant sciences

- IADR Academy of Osseointegration Innovation in Implant Sciences Award: Applications relating to some phase of implant therapy (diagnosis, device or procedure) that advances knowledge of implant dentistry or tissue engineering. $75,000/ 1yr.

http://iadr.com/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3920#.VdLlFsvouLM

- IADR Innovation in Oral Care Awards: programs directed toward thee development of innovative and novel compounds, biomaterials or devices that can be used at the public health level. $75,000/1 yr.

http://iadr.com/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3426#.VdLmAsvouLM

 

15.12 | Gruber Foundation – 2016 Gruber International Prize Program nominations of individuals for Cosmology, Neuroscience, and Genetics - $500,000 unrestricted award

- The Cosmology Prize: invited from fields of astronomy, cosmology, mathematics, and the philosophy of science - nominations of individuals whose achievements have produced fundamental advances in our understanding of the structure and evolution of the universe.

http://gruber.yale.edu/cosmology-prize-nomination-criteria

- The Neuroscience Prize: nominations of individuals who have conducted highly distinguished research in the field of the brain, spinal cord, or peripheral nervous system.

http://gruber.yale.edu/neuroscience-prize-nomination-criteria

- The Genetics Prize: nominations of individuals who have made original discoveries in the fields of genetic function, regulation, transmission, or variation or in genomic organization.

http://gruber.yale.edu/genetics-prize-nomination-criteria

http://gruber.yale.edu/prize-nominations

 

18.12 | Fondation Theirry Latran: 7th Call for Projects – abstract in Amotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

Basic, applied, and clinical research with potential therapeutic benefit in sporadic ALS and to cure the disease. Themes: biological markers / pathogenic pathways and mechanisms / therapeutic strategies / novel molecules and drug design in the field of motor neuron degeneration – translational projects with patient-centered validation are encouraged. €800,000 set aside; specific award amount not specified.

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

 

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

Research projects related to transfusion medicine, to include aspects of immunology, hematology, Immunohematology, infectious diseases, cellular therapies and patient blood management. An applicant must be a doctor (MD or PhD), medical technologist, transfusion medicine or cellular therapies professional. $75,000/1-2 yrs.  

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

 

31.12 | The National Institute for Psychobiology in Israel: various opportunities

- Young Investigator Grant: Faculty appointed within past two years conduct research in the brain and behavioral sciences having direct relevance to basic and clinical psychobiology. $25,000 per year for up to 2 years.

- Clinical Research Grant in Memory of Haim and Regina Rabinowitz: provides similar award to the Young Investigator Grant for research projects in the area of clinical psychiatry with emphasis on: depression, schizophrenia, anxiety, and disorders related to or induced by military service.

- Extended Grant for Collaborative Basic – Clinical/Translational Research: supports joint collaboration between a basic investigator and a clinical/translational investigator of an in-depth and broad-scaled research project conducted by researchers of associate professor equivalent status. $50,000 for each investigator/3 years.

http://www.psychobiology.org.il/applyingforsupport.php

 

31.12 | Berthold Leibinger Stiftung: Call for the Innovationspreis – awards for innovation in laser light

Awards for innovation/advancement in the field of laser technology – by nomination. 1st price 30.000 €, 2nd 20.000 €, 3rd 10.000 €.

http://www.leibinger-stiftung.de/en/activities/laser-research-innovation-prize/innovationspreis.html

 

31.12 | Thermo Scientific: Phadia Allergy Research Forum (PhARF) – allergy research

Recognize an outstanding investigator in allergy research. $50,000.

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

 

31.12 | Allen Foundation: Human Nutrition

To fund: nutritional research, assist in the training of persons to work as educators and demonstrators of good nutritional practices, and to encourage the dissemination of information regarding healthful nutritional practices and habits. $70,000/2-3 years.  

https://www.allenfoundation.org/applicants/apply.asp

 

31.12 | NIH: “A Wearable Alcohol Biosensor” Challenge

Design and produce a wearable device to monitor blood alcohol levels in real time that is inconspicuous, low profile, and appealing to the wearer. First prize $200,000 & Second prize $100,000.

http://www.challenge.gov/challenge/a-wearable-alcohol-biosensor/

 

31.12 | ELRHA Humanitarian Innovation Fund – Core grants   

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

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

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

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

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

 

1.1.16 | The Glaucoma Foundation: Research Grant in glaucoma

Area of current focus for TGF's Grant Research program is exfoliation syndrome and exfoliation glaucoma. First year $40,000; renewable for $50,000 one year.  

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

 

8.1.16 | Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF): Grants Program in solid waste research/education

Projects in solid waste management/education in these areas: waste minimization / recycling / waste conversion to energy / strategies to promote diversion to higher and better uses / landfilling / development of educational materials / conferences/events. Average award $160,000 (range $15K-over $500,000)/usually 2 years.

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

 

8.1.16 | Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) – short-term pre- and post-doctoral fellowship

Purpose is to conduct cooperative research for 1 to 12 months under the guidance of a host in Japanese universities and other institutions. Having secured a host in Japan that would invite an eligible candidate from the Technion, the host then submits a proposal prepared by the pre- or post-doc to the JSPS. Selected candidates must arrive in Japan between 1.7.16-31.3.17. In addition to certain allowances, a pre-doc monthly allowance is provided of ¥200,000; post-doc ¥362,000.  

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

 

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

Three-month fellowship to initiate, set-up, or pursue bilateral cancer research projects with collaborating investigators abroad, to exchange and exploit complementary skills and material, and receive training in advanced experimental research methods and techniques. $10,000.

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

 

15.1.16 | ABB: Grünberg’s Post-Doctoral Award - Creative use of software, electronics and/or new materials, towards groundbreaking industrial solutions

For a post-doctoral researcher specializing in research in power or automation. $300,000/1 yr.

http://new.abb.com/hvg-award

http://new.abb.com/hvg-award

http://goo.gl/GC5qk8

http://goo.gl/ZqIbvR

 

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

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

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

 

17.1.16 | NIH: Mechanisms Underlying the Contribution of Type 1 Diabetes Risk-Associated Variants (DP3)

Projects to characterize the genetic variations in human genomic regions that have been putatively associated with type 1 diabetes (T1D) and conduct follow-up functional studies of particular genetic variants. $600,000 per yr/5 years.

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DK-15-025.html

 

30.1.16 | Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA): Research Grant

Funds primary research and research development aimed to improve understanding of the causes of neuromuscular diseases or develop strategies for diagnosis and treatment. Up to $100,000 per year for up to three years.

http://www.mda.org/research2/grant-types/research-grant

 

1.2.16 | EMBO Gold Medal

Award for young scientists for outstanding contributions to the life sciences in Europe supporting the needs of young researchers at different stages of their careers. Gold medal & 10,000 Euros. (K)

http://www.embo.org/funding-awards/gold-medal

 

1.2.16 | European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO): Keynote Lecture by EMBO Members

EMBO or Associate Members giving keynote lecture at their major international scientific meeting wherein the lecture has status of a keynote lecture (entitled “The EMBO Lecture.”) held in an EMBC Member State. €1,000 (in Europe) or €2,000 (international).

http://www.embo.org/funding-awards/lecture-grants/keynote-lectures#about

 

5.2.16 | Global Health Innovative Technology Fund (GHIT): Target Research Platform - R&D partnerships with Japanese organizations – Intent to Apply

Deadline approximate (pending RFP release). GHIT facilitates and funds partnerships between Japanese and non-Japanese organizations, for the discovery and development of new health technologies, including drugs, vaccines and diagnostics, for infectious diseases prevalent in developing countries. Disease scope includes: Malaria, TB, Chagas disease, and Visceral Leishmaniasis. Funds up to ¥100,000,000 (~$805,000) project duration not specified.   

https://ghitfund.org/afag/hwi/en

 

5.2.16 | Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF): Strategic Research Agreements for Single Project, Multi-Project, and Clinical – project concept call

Provides research funding for single or multiple investigators to address critical gaps and challenges and potential breakthroughs in Type 1 diabetes research. Budget and project duration variable.  

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

 

12.2.16 | European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO): Long-Term Fellowship

Supports post-doctoral research visits to laboratories throughout Europe and the world – international exchange is a key feature in the application process. Stipend + benefits/2 yrs; if receiving institute is in Singapore may be up to 3 yrs.

http://www.embo.org/funding-awards/fellowships/long-term-fellowships#about

 

15.2.16 | 3R Research Foundation Switzerland: Grant Application – project outline in biomedical field

Projects that are basic biological and medical, disease-specific, developing new medicines and toxicological safety testing, that reduce impact on animals or replace experiments using animals. Requires collaboration with an institution or researcher in Switzerland. 50,000-250,000 Swiss Francs.

http://www.forschung3r.ch/en/guidelines/index.html

 

15.2.16 | Foundation for Prader-Willi Research: Grant Program – letter of intent

Seeking new interventions to alleviate the symptoms associated with PWS giving priority to: Molecular basis of the PWS phenotype / Regulation of appetite and energy homeostasis / development/evaluation of therapeutic interventions to regulate appetite/satiety / Etiology of medical, behavioral and psychiatric complications / development and evaluation of therapeutic interventions / Development of novel therapeutic interventions using in vitro and in vivo models. $100,000/1 yr; renewable

http://www.fpwr.org/grant-program

 

25.2.16 | Graham Foundation: Grants to Organizations – Production and Presentation Grants

Grants assist organizations with the production-related expenses necessary to bring a project from conceptualization to realization and public presentation, which may include but not limited to: publications / exhibitions / installations / films / new media projects / conferences/lectures / and other public programs. Funding up to $30,000/1 year.  

http://www.grahamfoundation.org/grant_programs?mode=organization

 

1.3.16 | European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO): various funded meetings

- Conferences & Conference Series: Funds conferences scheduled for the following year, applying at least 12 months before the conference occurs, that take place in EMBC Member States and in cooperating partner countries planned by organizers based anywhere. Up to €30,000 for EMBO conference, or €20,000 in non-EMBC/non-cooperating country.

http://www.embo.org/funding-awards/courses-workshops/conferences

- Workshops: for meetings provided for scientists from different fields to have the opportunity to discuss common themes and exchange cross-disciplinary results, involving up to 120 participants taking place in an EMBC Member States or cooperating partner countries with organizers based anywhere. Up to €30,000 (or €60,000 if in Singapore).

http://www.embo.org/funding-awards/courses-workshops/workshops#about

 

1.4.16 (tentative) | European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO): Young Investigator

Young investigators in life sciences who has published at least one paper in international peer-reviewed journal arising from independent work in own laboratory having at least two years post PhD scientific experience. In addition to various funded activities, provides €15,000, and may apply for additional small grants up to €10,000.

http://www.embo.org/funding-awards/young-investigators/apply#eligibility

 

1.4.16 | Claims Conference: various funding programs related to the Shoah  

These awards are specifically for organizations that assist Nazi victims and projects that promote research, education & documentation of the Shoah.

Social Service Grants: funding/duration not specified

Education Projects: funding/duration not specified

Research and Documentation: funding/duration not specified

Capital Projects in Israel: funding/duration not specified

Film Projects: ($30,000-$60,000)

http://www.claimscon.org/for-agencies/application/

 

8.4.16 | Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) – short-term pre- and post-doctoral fellowship

Purpose is to conduct cooperative research for 1 to 12 months under the guidance of a host in Japanese universities and other institutions. Having secured a host in Japan that would invite an eligible candidate from the Technion, the host then submits a proposal prepared by the pre- or post-doc to the JSPS. Selected candidates must arrive in Japan between 1.10.16-31.3.17. In addition to certain allowances, a pre-doc monthly allowance is provided of ¥200,000; post-doc ¥362,000.  

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

 

15.4.16 | European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO): Installation Grant

To establish independent laboratories in Czech Republic, Poland, Portugal, and Turkey, provides funding beyond normal start-up packages. €50,000 for 3-5 years.

http://www.embo.org/funding-awards/installation-grants

 

6.5.16 | Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) – various fellowships  

Purpose is to conduct cooperative research under the guidance of a host in Japanese universities and other institutions. Having secured a host in Japan that would invite an eligible candidate from the Technion, the host then submits a proposal prepared by the Israeli candidate to the JSPS.

Standard post-doc fellowship: duration 12-24 months; must arrive in Japan 9.1.16-3.11.16; provides ¥362,000 monthly stipend plus other allowances.

Invitation Short-term fellowship type 1: duration 14-60 days; must arrive in Japan 1.10.16-31.3.17; provides ¥18,000 per day allowance.

Invitation Short-term fellowship type 2: duration 7-30 days; must arrive in Japan 1.10.16-31.3.17; provides ¥42,000 per day allowance.

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

 

27.5.16 | Gerda Henkel Stiftung: Special Program in Islam, the Modern Nation State, and Transitional Movements – Research Projects

Funding for research in: historical and present day Islamic systems of society and state / concept of nation, national movements and nationalism in Islamic civilization / Islamic fundamentalism or Islamic emancipation / transnational civil society movements in the Islamic world / Islamic states in the international world system. Funding monthly stipend range 1,400-2,700 € (plus travel and material expenses)/2 years.  

http://www.gerda-henkel-stiftung.de/special-programme_islam

 

1.6.16 | European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO): Keynote Lecture by EMBO Members

EMBO or Associate Members giving keynote lecture at their major international scientific meeting wherein the lecture has status of a keynote lecture (entitled “The EMBO Lecture.”) held in an EMBC Member State. €1,000 (in Europe) or €2,000 (international).

http://www.embo.org/funding-awards/lecture-grants/keynote-lectures#about

 

10.6.16 | Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) – short-term pre- and post-doctoral fellowship

Purpose is to conduct cooperative research for 1 to 12 months under the guidance of a host in Japanese universities and other institutions. Having secured a host in Japan that would invite an eligible candidate from the Technion, the host then submits a proposal prepared by the pre- or post-doc to the JSPS. Selected candidates must arrive in Japan between 1.1.17-31.3.17. In addition to certain allowances, a pre-doc monthly allowance is provided of ¥200,000; post-doc ¥362,000.  

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

 

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

Three-month fellowship to initiate, set-up, or pursue bilateral cancer research projects with collaborating investigators abroad, to exchange and exploit complementary skills and material, and receive training in advanced experimental research methods and techniques. $10,000.

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

 

1.8.16 | European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO): various funded meetings

- Conferences & Conference Series: Funds conferences scheduled for the following year, applying at least 12 months before the conference occurs, that take place in EMBC Member States and in cooperating partner countries planned by organizers based anywhere. Up to €30,000 for EMBO conference, or €20,000 in non-EMBC/non-cooperating country.

http://www.embo.org/funding-awards/courses-workshops/conferences

- Workshops: for meetings provided for scientists from different fields to have the opportunity to discuss common themes and exchange cross-disciplinary results, involving up to 120 participants taking place in an EMBC Member States or cooperating partner countries with organizers based anywhere. Up to €30,000 (or €60,000 if in Singapore).

http://www.embo.org/funding-awards/courses-workshops/workshops#about

 

Foreign - all year round:

 

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://www.solvingkidscancer.org/researchandgrants/instructions

 

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 innovators 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.  

https://www.gatewaycr.org/research/apply-for-a-grant/

 

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

One month fellowship ($3400) to facilitate rapid international transfer of cancer research and clinical technology, to exchange knowledge and enhance skills in basic, clinical, behavioral and epidemiological research and cancer control and prevention and to acquire appropriate clinical management, diagnostic and therapeutic expertise for effective application upon return. Target candidates: Investigators, public health professionals and clinicians.

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/

 

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

 

Wellcome Trust: Portfolio Awards – leading edge innovation in healthcare

Using a portfolio approach, ambitious, ground-breaking innovative solutions profoundly impacting healthcare that cannot be fully realized through a project-based funding approach. Considered: therapeutics, vaccines, diagnostics, medical devices and regenerative medicine. Proposals that draw upon multiple disciplines, such as life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics and engineering, are equally encouraged. Also encouraged are proposals of interdisciplinary research across the Trust remit in Science, Humanities and Social Science, and Innovations. Duration/funding not specified.

http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/Funding/Innovations/Awards/Portfolio-Awards/index.htm

 

European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) – various opportunities

– 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

- Travel Grants: travel grants are provided for participants to attend EMBO practical courses, lecture courses, symposia, and other select EMBO events. Covers travel only.

http://www.embo.org/funding-awards/travel-grants

 

Alpha-1 Foundation: Out of-Cycle ***Research grants in Alpha-1 Antitrypsin (AAT) Deficiency

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

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

 

Dystonia Medical Research Foundation: Research Grants

The DMRF supports research related to the causes, mechanisms, prevention, and treatment of all dystonias. Funding/duration not specified.  

https://www.dystonia-foundation.org/research/for-researchers/funding-opportunities

 

Terumo Life Science Foundation: General R&D Subsidies (Overseas)

Funds research and development programs in the medical, public health, and other fields engaged in related research effort in developing countries in Africa and other regions.~3-million yen ($24,000)/1 yr.  

http://www.terumozaidan.or.jp/english/

 

European Foundation for the Study of Diabetes (EFSD): 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-5/9-general-pages/154-albert-renold

 

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

 

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/

 

Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America: Broad Medical Research Program - Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Grants  

Funding for up to 2 years for basic or clinical IBD research projects that: are innovative; are in the early stages of exploration; will improve diagnosis, therapy or prevention of IBD in the near future. In addition, BMRP wants to attract scientists who are not currently working in IBD to apply their knowledge, expertise and techniques to IBD research. Interdisciplinary collaboration is strongly encouraged. Requests for funding must be preceded by a brief Letter of Interest. Range of annual grant awards is $13,200 - $190,402 with a mean of $114,082

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

http://www.broadmedical.org/

 

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

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

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

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

* the prevention and treatment of allergies and asthma

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

Islet Transplantation

Kidney & Liver Transplantation

Autoimmune Diseases

Allergy & Asthma

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

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

www.immunetolerance.org/professionals/proposals/guidelines

 

Thrasher Research Fund: Pediatric Research

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

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

 

Action Duchenne: Research Grants - Pre Preposal

Action Duchenne will consider high quality applications throughout the year. The general research strategy is to increase understanding of Duchenne muscular dystrophy and to support research into, and evaluation of, potential management and treatment strategies. Only proposals which fit the funds' recommendations will be accepted: http://www.technion.ac.il/~research/ACTION_DUCHENNE.pdf. Range of previously funded projects $30K-$175K.  

http://www.actionduchenne.org/research/allocation-of-funding-and-process/

 

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

 

Alpha-1 Foundation: Out of-Cycle Grant Opportunities

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

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

 

Fanconi Anemia Research Fund: Multiple opportunities  

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

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

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

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

-To identify practical and proactive management strategies

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

Specific RFAs include:

-HPV Serology among Fanconi Anemia patients

-Head and Neck Carcinogenesis

-Endocrine Organ Dysfunction

Proposals may be submitted at any time throughout the year.

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

 

Social Sciences, Education and Humanities:

 

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

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

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

 

Gerda Henkel Foundation: Small Grants in Historical Humanities

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

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

 

National Center for Responsible Gaming (NCRG): Seed Grant  

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

-Prevention of gambling disorders

-Outcome research on behavioral and pharmacological treatment strategies

-Decision-making and neuroeconomics

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

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

-Impact of DSM-5 changes in pathological gambling diagnosis

-Biogenetic vulnerabilities to gambling disorders

-Animal models

-Gambling among the elderly and emerging adults.

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

 

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

 

Simons Foundation: Targeted Grants in Mathematics and Physical Sciences - LOI

The program is intended to support high-risk projects of exceptional promise and scientific importance on a case-by-case basis. Funding: flexible, for up to 5 years. (M)

https://www.simonsfoundation.org/funding/funding-opportunities/mathematics-physical-sciences/targeted-grants-in-mps/

 

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

 

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 except to the Fire Research lab. 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 indicated for the following laboratories:

·         the Material Measurement Laboratory (MML);

·         the Physical Measurement Laboratory (PML);

·         the Engineering Laboratory (EL);

·         Fire Research (FR);

·         the Information Technology Laboratory (ITL);

·         the Communications Technology Laboratory (CTL);

·         the NIST Center for Neutron Research (NCNR);

·         the Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology (CNST);

·         the Special Programs Office (SPO);

·         the Standards Coordination Office (SCO);

·         the International and Academic Affairs Office (IAAO); and

·         the Associate Director for Laboratory Programs (ADLP).

http://www.technion.ac.il/~research/NIST2015.pdf

 

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/