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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, 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:

 

 

20.1 | NSF-BSF Joint Program in Integrative and Organismal Systems (IOS) 
(pre-proposal)
 (BSF deadline 24.1)

Joint U.S.-Israel projects in the following four core clusters:

Behavioral Systems

Developmental System

Physiological and Structural Systems

Neural Systems

Note: EDGE (Enabling Discovery through Genomic Tools) track does not require pre-proposals, only LOI by April 28).

Funding: up to $80,000 / yr for 3 years to Israeli partner. U.S. partner should contact appropriate NSF program manager to discuss the research. Israeli scientist with pending or active BSF-NSF grants are not allowed to submit (regular BSF grant is OK).

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

 

23.1 | NSF-BSF Joint Program in Environmental Biology (DEB-Core) 
(pre-proposal)
 (BSF deadline 29.1)

Joint U.S.-Israel projects in the following Program Areas:

Ecosystem Science Cluster

Evolutionary Processes Cluster

Population and Community Ecology Cluster:

Systematics and Biodiversity Science Cluster

Funding: up to $80,000 / yr for 3 years to Israeli partner. U.S. partner should contact appropriate NSF program manager to discuss the research. Israeli scientist with pending or active BSF-NSF grants are not allowed to submit (regular BSF grant is OK).

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

www.nsf.gov/pubs/2017/nsf17512/nsf17512.htm

 

1.2 | NSF-BSF Joint Program in Physics – Accelerator Science (BSF deadline 7.2)

Joint U.S.-Israel projects, specific areas described in links below. Funding: up to $80,000 / yr for 3 years to Israeli partner. U.S. partner should contact appropriate NSF program manager to discuss the research. Israeli scientist with pending or active BSF-NSF grants are not allowed to submit (regular BSF grant is OK).

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

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

 

1.2 | NSF-BSF Joint Program in Earth Sciences (GEO) (BSF deadline 7.2)

Joint U.S.-Israel projects in the following Program Areas:

Geobiology and Low-Temperature Geochemistry

Geomorphology and Land Use Dynamics

Hydrologic Sciences

Sedimentary Geology and Paleobiology

Funding: up to $80,000 / yr for 3 years to Israeli partner. U.S. partner should contact appropriate NSF program manager to discuss the research. Israeli scientist with pending or active BSF-NSF grants are not allowed to submit (regular BSF grant is OK).

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

 

1.2 | MOST: Infrastructures Program in Coping with resistant pathogens

 משרד המדע התכנית למחקר תשתיתי: התמודדות עם פתוגנים עמידים (הגשה לרשות המחקר עד 1.2, למשרד המדע עד 6.2)

מחקרים המציעים חלופות לטיפול במחלות זיהומיות, שנועדו למצוא חיסונים חדשים וטיפולים יעילים כנגד פתוגנים עמידים.

 תקציב המחקר עבור מחקר מטעם קבוצת מחקר אחת יהיה עד 0.6  מיליון ש"ח, שתי קבוצות מחקר או יותר יהיה עד 1.2 מיליון ₪לתקופה של שלוש שנים.

http://most.gov.il/Information/Calls/Pages/Pathogens2017.aspx

 

1.2 | Ministry of Agriculture: RFA for new ideas based on Genome Editing

משרד החקלאות: פרויקטים לפיתוח מוצרים ממוקדים – איסוף רעיונות וכיווני מחקר

הכוונה לרעיונות בעזרת טכנולוגיות של עריכה גנומית למוצרים חדשניים לחלוטין, בעלי חשיבות חקלאית או סביבתית גבוהה. מוצרים שלא קיימים היום שיכולים לעזור בפתרון משבר המזון או בעיות בוערות מסכנות את העתיד של ענפי גידול חשובים או בעלי תרומה משמעותית לאיכות הסביבה.

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

http://tx.technion.ac.il/~research/genomic.doc

 

3.2 | Minerva: German-Israeli Minerva Schools 2018 – all areas of research

Minerva Schools may be held in all areas of research with a focus on young Israeli and German scientists (i.e. especially post-doctoral and doctoral students). Minerva Schools aim at enabling first contacts, scientific discourse, exchange of ideas, and also interaction with select senior scientists. In this sense the funding provided is seed money to establish new collaborative efforts. The venue may be in either Germany or Israel.  Minerva Schools are funded with up to €25,500. The funding shall be spent to support all junior scientists (especially post-doctoral and doctoral students) involved and cover their travel, boarding, and lodging expenses. http://www.minerva.mpg.de/minerva_schools/application.html

http://www.minerva.mpg.de/minerva_schools/

 

6.2 | MOST: Infrastructures Program in Spintronics

 משרד המדע התכנית למחקר תשתיתי: ספינטרוניקה (הגשה לרשות המחקר עד 6.2, למשרד המדע עד 9.2)

קידום הידע והמחקר ופיתוחם בתחום הספינטרוניקה.

תקציב המחקר עבור מחקר מטעם קבוצת מחקר אחת יהיה עד 0.6  מיליון ש"ח, שתי קבוצות מחקר או יותר יהיה עד 1.2 מיליון ₪לשלוש שנים.

http://most.gov.il/Information/Calls/Pages/Spintronics2017.aspx

 

 

6.2 | MOST: Infrastructures Program in developing a policy for promoting gender equality in Israel

 משרד המדע התכנית למחקר תשתיתי:  פיתוח מדיניות לקידום שוויון מגדרי בישראל

 (הגשה לרשות המחקר עד 6.2, למשרד המדע עד 9.2)

מחקרים בנושא פיתוח מדיניות לקידום שוויון מגדרי בישראל, הכוללים מגמות יישומיות ב:

 תקציב המחקר עבור מחקר מטעם קבוצת מחקר אחת יהיה עד 350 אלף ש"ח, שתי קבוצות מחקר או יותר יהיה עד 750 אלף ₪לשלוש שנים.

http://most.gov.il/Information/Calls/Pages/Gender2017.aspx

 

6.2 | Ministry of Agriculture: Cotton Sector Call for Proposals

משרד החקלאות: קול קורא להצעות מחקר בכותנה

ניתן להגיש הצעות מחקר בנושאי כותנה: מחלות קרקע (מקרופומינה), פרומון נוזלי לבלבול הלקטית ורודה, הדברת עשבים, התמודדות עם עקות חום.  נושאים ענפיים נוספים: חבילות 'גליליות, שילוך, מרווחי שורות 30 אינץ'.

מימון: 10-80 אלף ₪ לשנה (בהתאם להצעה), למשך שנה עד 3 שנים. ההצעה בשפה העברית.

http://www.technion.ac.il/~research/cotton1.doc

http://www.technion.ac.il/~research/cotton2.doc

http://www.technion.ac.il/~research/cotton3.doc

http://www.technion.ac.il/~research/cotton4.doc

http://www.technion.ac.il/~research/cotton5.doc

 

8.2 | Ministry of Construction and Housing: Call for Research Proposals in the Field of Earthquakes

משרד הבינוי והשיכון: קול קורא להגשת הצעות לביצוע מחקרים בנושא רעידות אדמה

(הגשה לרשות המחקר עד 8:2, למשרד הבינוי: 12.2)

משך המחקר: שנתיים. הנושאים:

1.       קונסטרוקציות, שיטות בנייה וחומרים מתקדמים לשיפור עמידותם של מבנים בפני רעידות אדמה.

2.       שיקום בנינים ו/או מתקנים הנדסיים ו/או תשתיות ציבוריות לאחר רעידות אדמה.

3.       שיטות וכלים הנדסיים להערכת עמידותם והתנהגותם של בניינים ומתקנים, קיימים ו/או מתוכננים בעת התרחשות רעידות אדמה.

4.       ניתוח קשרים בין חיזוק מבנים לרעידות אדמה ומיגון מבנים בפני אירועי מלחמה.

5.       הערכת סיכוני כשל גיאו-טכני (קריעת פני שטח, גלישות קרקע, התנזלות).

6.       הערכת התגובה של הבניין ו/או הקרקע בבסיס הבניין למעבר גלים סיסמיים.

7.       ניתוח עפ"י ידע שנצבר מאירועי רעידת אדמה בעולם, על סיכויי ההישרדות של אנשים במבנה, אם ע"פ דרך ההתגוננות או עקב אופן הקריסות.

8.       שיטות להערכת נזקים לבניינים, למתקנים ולתשתיות בעקבות רעידות אדמה בעוצמות ידועות, כולל ניתוח מידע שנצבר מאירועים שונים בעולם.

9.       קביעת פרמטרים הנדסיים ו/או סיסמולוגים שיאפשרו, בעת התרחשות רעידת אדמה, הפסקה אוטומטית של תהליכים העלולים לפגוע במתקנים ו/או העלולים לפגוע בשלום האזרחים ו/או בסביבה.

10.   השפעת תוספת מיגון חיצוני או פנימי לבניינים קיימים על יציבותם ועמידתם של אותם המבנים כנגד רעידות אדמה.

11.   כתיבת מדריך המתייחס לקבוצות מבנים זהים ולעמידותם ברעידות אדמה ו/או התנהגותם לאחר התרחשות רעידת אדמה.

שימו לב: יש לידע את רשות המחקר אם מתכוונים להגיש. טרם התקבל אישור להגשת הצעות. תנאי החוזה נמצאים בבדיקה. החלטה תתקבל רק לאחר קבלת מענה לשאלות מהמשרד.

https://www.mr.gov.il/officestenders/Pages/officetender.aspx?pID=591515

 

15.2 | Tel Aviv university- Alrov institute for Real Estate Research: Research proposals

Proposals Topics: housing markets, commercial real estate markets, real estate finance and economics, real estate development, entrepreneurship and investment, real estate capital markets, urban and regional economics, and any other topic related to the broad area of real estate. Funding: up to 10,000 USD.

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

 

21.2 | ISF - NRF: Israel-Singapore Collaborations in Zoology, Marine Biology, Plant Science

Registration to the specific program is required by 21.2, 12:00 Noon.

Submission to the research authority: 26.2.

Israeli-Singaporean collaborative research proposals in the above fields are solicited.

Funding: Experimental Study - up to NIS 370K/year for 3 years (+ NIS 120K for equipment) for the Israeli side. For the Singaporean side SGD 141.6K / yr (+SGD 42.5K for equipment). Theoretical Study - up to NIS 220K/year for 3 years for the Israeli side. For the Singaporean side SGD 85K / yr.

https://institutes.isf.org.il/Files/GuidelinesISF_NRF_Heb_451_1.pdf

 

21.2 | Israel Innovation Authority and BMBF: Call for German-Israeli R&D Cooperation in Applied Nanotechnology – Pre-proposal

(Submission to Research Authority: 21.2, to IIA: 28.2)

Collaboration between teams of of both academia and industry, in each country, on the following specific domains in the field of applied nanotechnology:

-       Resource-efficient production technologies by developing techniques for functional surfaces and coating systems also using the potentials of novel materials: New manufacturing processes for the design, production and measurement of locally functional surfaces and structured layers which significantly improve the use of resources; new production equipment for generating locally functional surfaces.

-       Solutions for new production modules that enhance resource-efficiency in the production of locally functional surfaces considerably.

-       Nanomaterials (focused on graphene, graphene related materials (e.g. carbon nano-tubes, chalcogenide materials) for industrial applications).

-       Nano-based energy resources, batteries, photovoltaic cells and others.

-       Photonics – industry-led projects in the field of integrated micro-photonics for applications in metrology, sensing and imaging and biophotonics.

-       Nano devices for sensors [electric, magnetic, motion]. The microelectronic projects will be funded within the existing cooperation with Israel via Eureka-Cluster Penta.

-       Bio-medical technologies: medical, biological, lab-on-a-chip, single cells, single molecules, low-quantity tests, high-throughput methods, cell sorting technologies, 3-D imaging and diagnostics based on microfluidics.

-       Nano-related methods for neuron cells and other tissue types (growth and development).

-       Nano-particles and nano-structures for drug-delivery, pathogen technologies, disease prevention, infection prevention.

-       Other fields of cooperation based on nano related technologies agreed by the joint committee.

Duration: 12-36 months

Funding: up to NIS 4 million per project for the Israeli side over the whole period.

Submission forms are available upon request.

Please contact Research Authority ASAP if interested.

http://www.technion.ac.il/~research/germany_israel_call_2016.pdf

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

http://www.internationales-buero.de/en/4487.php

 

22.2 | Ministry of Defense and Heil Refuah: Mental Capabilities

משרד הביטחון וחיל הרפואה: פיתוח כושר נפשי

(הגשה לרשות המחקר: 22.3, לחר"פ: 1.3)

יעדי המחקר:

-איפיון האתגרים הנפשיים הייחודיים ומיפוי מיומנויות הכושר הנפשי הנדרשות במתאר הלחימה התת-קרקעי, בקרב לוחמות ובקרב מקצועות תומכי לחימה.

-גיבוש כלים, הדרכות פרונטליות ופיתוחים טכנולוגים לאימוני הכושר הנפשי בדגש על מיומנויות הנדרשות במתאר הלחימה התת-קרקעי, ובקרב לוחמות. 

-בחינת האפקטיביות של אימון ביופידבק לשיפור ביצועים ומניעת תחלואה פוסט-טראומטית 

-בנייה ותיקוף סרגל המאמצים המנטאליים בהכשרות יסוד של לוחמים ולוחמות

-פיתוח אפליקציות לטיוב אימוני הכושר הנפשי הקיימים

משך המחקר: עד 18 ח'.

יש לעדכן מראש את רשות המחקר אם מתכננים להגיש, עדין נמצא בבחינה.

http://www.technion.ac.il/~research/2017_HARAP_Mental.pdf

 

28.2 | National Institute for Testing and Evaluation: Call for Proposals

המרכז הארצי לבחינות והערכה: קול קורא

מחקרים שעשויים לקדם את ההבנה, הידע, השימושים והפיתוח של מבחנים ושל כלי מדידה והערכה פסיכומטריים, פסיכולוגיים אבחוניים וייעוציים, ואת הקשרים בין אלו לבין ההשכלה הגבוהה ומערכת החינוך והחברה. מתודולוגיות מתקדמות, יישומים במדידה ובהערכה, מדידה והערכה כמנוף חברתי, חינוכי, תרבותי וכלכלי, סיכונים במדידה והערכה, סוגיות חישוביות, משפטיות, אתיות וחברתיות במדידה ובהערכה. מימון: 50 אלף ₪ לשנה אחת.

https://www.nite.org.il/index.php/he/research-conferences/nite-research-fund.html

 

1.3 | Ministry of Agriculture: RFP for 2018

משרד החקלאות: קול קורא להצעות מחקר לשנת 2018

קול קורא להצעות למחקר יישומי (מחקר הבנתי-תשתיתי מוכוון מטרה שימושית, או מחקר יישומי לפיתוח והתאמה של ידע שנצבר).

יעדי הקרן לשנה זו:

1. מדעי בעלי חיים

2. אגרואקולוגיה וחקלאות אורגנית

3. הדרים-עצי פרי

4. ירקות-גידולי שדה

5. פרחים, צמחי נוי וייעור

6. הנדסה חקלאית-מיכן, חיסכון והתייעלות אגרו-טכנית

7. ייעול השימוש במים ושמירת איכות ופוריות הקרקע

8. הגנת הצומח הדברת נגעים בממשק ידידותי

9. אחסון מדעי המזון - טיפול לאחר קטיף, איכות ובטיחות

10. כלכלה, שיווק ופיתוח הכפר

11. ביוטכנולוגיה חקלאית

12. פיתוח, חדשנות, רעיונות "משוגעים"

13. וטרינריה

פירוט היעדים בכל נושא מצוי בקול הקורא (עמ' 10-14).

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

 

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

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

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

http://www.technion.ac.il/~research/agri1.doc

http://www.technion.ac.il/~research/agri2.doc

http://www.technion.ac.il/~research/agri3.doc

http://www.technion.ac.il/~research/agri4.doc

 

6.3 | ISF: Excellence Center – Meaningful Learning

הקרן הלאומית למדע ISF : מרכז מצוינות ללמידה משמעותית

הרשמה להגשה לתוכנית הספציפית עד 6.3 בשעה 12:00 בצהרים. הגשה לרשות המחקר עד 28.3

מטרות: מחקר שיוביל לפריצת דרך בתחום הלמידה המשמעותית (״מיומנויות המאה העשרים ואחת"), לפיתוח ויישום גישות הוראה במגוון תחומי הדעת הנלמדים בבתי הספר, ולתובנות תיאורטיות חדשות תוך שיתוף פעולה בין חוקרים באקדמיה לבין צוותי הוראה.

תקציב: בהתאם לצרכים הריאלים ועד 4 מיליון ₪ למשך 5 שנים.

http://isf.org.il/#/support-channels/43/10

 

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

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

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

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

 

27.4 | BSF: Transformative Science Grants - Preliminary proposals

Joint U.S.-Israeli proposals for non-conventional high risk ideas, with potential to radically change our understanding of a scientific concept or lead to a new paradigm. Funding: $100,000/year for 3 years. Up to 2 awards / cycle. All areas of research supported by BSF are eligible. Current BSF grantees or applicants are eligible. 2016 Transformative applicants are not eligible. Scientists welcome to discuss their proposal with BSF management.

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

 

28.4 | NSF-BSF Joint Program in Integrative Organismal Systems/EDGE - Enabling Discovery through Genomics Track - LOI

NSF LOI submission AND BSF registration by Apr 28, full proposal by June 7 at NSF, June 12 at BSF.

BSF funds up to $80,000 per year for NSF grant duration to the Israeli partner of a joint proposal submitted by a U.S. partner, in the following clusters: Behavioral, Developmental, Physiological, Structural Neural.

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

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2016/nsf16505/nsf16505.htm?org=NSF

 

9.6 | NSF-BSF Joint Program in Earth Sciences (GEO) (BSF deadline 14.6)

Joint U.S.-Israel projects in the following Program Area:

Geophysics

Funding: up to $80,000 / yr for 3 years to Israeli partner. U.S. partner should contact appropriate NSF program manager to discuss the research. Israeli scientist with pending or active BSF-NSF grants are not allowed to submit (regular BSF grant is OK).

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

 

21.6 | MOST: Infrastructures Program in Clinical trials in substances without patent protection 

 משרד המדע התכנית למחקר תשתיתי: ניסויים קליניים בחומרים ללא הגנה פטנטית (הגשה לרשות המחקר עד 21.6, למשרד המדע עד 26.6)

חלק ניכר מן הניסויים הרפואיים הקליניים מתמקדים בחומרים שלא נהנים מהגנה פטנטית, ולכן הם לכאורה ללא פוטנציאל מסחרי. בשל היעדר הגנה פטנטית, חברות התרופות אינן מעוניינות לתמוך בהמשך הליכי הפיתוח של החומרים לכדי תרופה מאושרת. אולם, אם חומרים אלו יתקדמו בתהליך הפיתוח ויזכו לאישור של ה- FDA או רגולטור אחר, הם יוכלו  להיות תרופות זולות וזמינות. קול קורא זה מבקש לעשות את הצעד הראשון בהתוויית דרך לקידום תרופות פוטנציאליות שאינן מתקדמות במסלול הפיתוח ואינן מאושרות, לקראת אישורן כתרופות. 

תקציב המחקר יהיה עד 0.5  מיליון ש"ח לתקופה של שנתיים.

http://most.gov.il/Information/Calls/Pages/ClinicalTrials2018.aspx

 

14.7 | NSF-BSF Joint Program in Earth Sciences (GEO) (BSF deadline 19.7)

Joint U.S.-Israel projects in the following Program Areas:

Petrology and Geochemistry

Tectonics

Funding: up to $80,000 / yr for 3 years to Israeli partner. U.S. partner should contact appropriate NSF program manager to discuss the research. Israeli scientist with pending or active BSF-NSF grants are not allowed to submit (regular BSF grant is OK).

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

 

17.7 | NSF-BSF Joint Program in Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences (BSF deadline 23.7)

Joint U.S.-Israel projects in the following Program Areas

Social Psychology

Developmental and Learning Sciences

Funding: up to $80,000 / yr for 3 years to Israeli partner. U.S. partner should contact appropriate NSF program manager to discuss the research. Israeli scientist with pending or active BSF-NSF grants are not allowed to submit (regular BSF grant is OK)

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

 

1.8 | NSF-BSF Joint Program in Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences (BSF deadline 6.8)

Joint U.S.-Israel projects in the following Program Area:

Perception, Action and Cognition

Funding: up to $80,000 / yr for 3 years to Israeli partner. U.S. partner should contact appropriate NSF program manager to discuss the research. Israeli scientist with pending or active BSF-NSF grants are not allowed to submit (regular BSF grant is OK)

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

 

13.8 | NSF-BSF Joint Program in Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences (BSF deadline 17.8)

Joint U.S.-Israel projects in the following Program Area:

Cognitive Neuroscience

Funding: up to $80,000 / yr for 3 years to Israeli partner. U.S. partner should contact appropriate NSF program manager to discuss the research. Israeli scientist with pending or active BSF-NSF grants are not allowed to submit (regular BSF grant is OK)

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

 

15.8 | NSF-BSF Joint Program in Marine Oceanography (BSF deadline 20.8)

Joint U.S.-Israel projects in the following Program Areas:

Physical Oceanography

Chemical Oceanography

Biological Oceanography

Marine Geology and Geophysics

Funding: up to $80,000 / yr for 3 years to Israeli partner. U.S. partner should contact appropriate NSF program manager to discuss the research. Israeli scientist with pending or active BSF-NSF grants are not allowed to submit (regular BSF grant is OK).

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

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

 

18.8 | NSF-BSF Joint Program in Economics and Decision Sciences (BSF deadline 23.8)

Joint U.S.-Israel projects. Funding: up to $80,000 / yr for 3 years to Israeli partner. U.S. partner should contact appropriate NSF program manager to discuss the research. Israeli scientist with pending or active BSF-NSF grants are not allowed to submit (regular BSF grant is OK).

http://www.bsf.org.il/data/FormsToDownload/BSF-NSF_in_Economics_and%20Decision%20Sciences%20Program_Call_for_Proposal.pdf

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

https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5423

 

Israeli- Funding for Seminar and Workshops

 

 

1.4.17 | 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.

- Batsheva de Rothschild Fellowship: the aim is to bring to Israel leading scientists from around the world, to meet with Israeli scientists and students and to exchange knowledge, opinions and ideas in their disciplines. Funding: up to $5,000.

http://www.academy.ac.il/RichText/GeneralPage.aspx?nodeId=849

 

Israeli - All Year Round:

 

DFG – German Science Foundation: Research Grant for Middle East Collaboration

The DFG supports research projects carried out by researchers in Germany in partnership with researchers in Israel. In addition, it is possible to include Palestinian researchers or researchers from one of Israel’s neighbours (Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria). Funding levels are usually €200,000 - €300,000 over 3 years.

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

 

D-Cure: Bridging Grants for Diabetes Research

די-קיור: מענקי גישור למחקרי סכרת

מענקי גישור מיועדים להשלים מחקר המתוקצב ממקור אחר, בין אם המחקר החל או טרם החל. מימון: עד 20,000 ש"ח למענק )עם אפשרות במקרים מיוחדים להכפלה(. ניתן להגיש לאורך כל השנה. וועדה מדעית דנה בבקשות באופן שוטף, לפחות אחת לחודשיים .יש לפנות לרשות במחקר אם מתכוונים להגיש (אין כיסוי לתקורה).

http://www.d-cure.org.il/?categoryId=64114&itemId=127459

 

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

 

Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute: Ruch Collaboration Program

To encourage collaborations between Technion and Cornell-Tech faculty, a joint grant application to one of the standard funding agencies, submitted after Dec. 15, 2015 with total budget (both sides) greater than $500K, which receives high grades but no funding, will be eligible to receive support for one graduate student (working on the project) for an academic year at each institute. Preference will be given to new connections.

http://www.technion.ac.il/~research/Cornell_Collaborative_2016.pdf

 

Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute:  Ruch Faculty Exchange Program, 2016

Goal: to increase the interaction between faculty at Cornell (Ithaca, Weill, and Cornell Tech campuses) and at the Technion. Preference will be given to new connections. Travel can occur in either direction. Funding: up to $7K.

http://www.technion.ac.il/~research/Cornell_Exchange_2016.pdf

 

National Insurance Institute of Israel: The Research Fund

המוסד לביטוח לאומי: קרן המחקרים

מימון מחקרים 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:

- תוכניות הביטחון הסוציאלי שעליהן מופקד המוסד לביטוח לאומי (מטרות התוכניות, מבנה ומאפיינים, כללי זכאות, רמת הכיסוי והאוכלוסייה הזכאית והלימות הגמלאות).

- מימון הביטחון הסוציאלי בטווח הקצר, הבינוני והארוך והתפתחותו לאורך זמן.

- דמוגרפיה והתפתחותה בהקשר של הביטחון סוציאלי.

- רמת החיים, עוני, אי-שוויון ופערים לרבות פערים בהזדמנויות, בהקשרם לתחומים הרלוונטיים לביטחון הסוציאלי במובנו רחב.

- שוק העבודה לרבות עובדים זרים, פנסיה ומערכות רווחה אחרות הנלוות לעבודה.

- מערכות המיסוי והשלכותיהן על הביטחון הסוציאלי במובן הרחב.

- תקציב המדינה, המדיניות הכלכלית-חברתית והשפעתם על החברה בישראל.

- מגמות עולמיות והשפעתן, הישירה והעקיפה על מערכות הביטחון הסוציאלי.

- שירותים חברתיים ושירותי רווחה בכסף ובעין.

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: 

 

 

20.1 | U.S. DOD – Office of Naval Research (ONR): Autonomy and Unmanned Vehicle Technologies to Support Amphibious Operations – White papers

Aim: innovative science and technology with potential for enabling small, swarming, autonomous, amphibious vehicles. Funding: $250K-$4M / year for 2 years.

http://www.onr.navy.mil/~/media/Files/Funding-Announcements/BAA/2017/N00014-17-S-B004.ashx

 

20.1 | FRAXA Research Foundation: Research Grants in Inflammatory Bowel Disease

 (LOI)

FRAXA aims to accelerate research aimed at finding a specific treatment for fragile X syndrome.  Priority is given to research with a translational or preclinical focus on fragile X, which has potential to lead to improved treatment. Any scientist is eligible for salary support from these awards (not just postdocs). Letter of Intent is recommended (but not absolutely required). Funds $45,000/ per year for 2 years. (Please contact research authority it planning to submit- overhead)

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

 

25.1 | Columbia University: Horwitz Prize for Outstanding Basic Research in Biology or Biochemistry

The prize may be awarded to an individual or group distinguished in the fields of biology, chemistry, biochemistry, and physiology. Preference will be given to work done in the recent past.

http://www.cumc.columbia.edu/research/horwitz-prize

 

31.1 | Welch Foundation: Welch Award in Chemistry

Recognize chemical research contributions making a significant, positive influence on humankind. $500,000

http://www.welch1.org/awards/welch-award-in-chemistry

 

31.1 | The Center for Retirement Research: Steven H. Sandell Grant

Research Priority areas include: Social Security, Macroeconomic analyses of Social Security, Wealth and retirement income, Program interactions, International research, Demographic research. Funding: $45,000.

http://crr.bc.edu/about-us/grant-programs/steven-h-sandell-grant-program-2/

 

31.1 | Servier: Research Grant in Hypertension

Research proposal in the field of hypertension and related diseases with a focus on end-organ damage, surrogate markers, and biomarkers. Limited to PhDs or MDs under 45 years of age on July 1 in the year of the award. Funding: € 30 000.

http://www.servier.com/content/servier-research-grant-hypertension-1

 

31.1 | Merck Serono: Innovation in growth disorders (LOI)

The aim of the grant is to support the advancement of science and medical research in the field of growth and to facilitate new external research to identify potential clinical markers in patients with growth disorders. Funding: up to €400,000 for up to 3 years.

http://www2.grantforgrowthinnovation.org/en_us/whatistheggi/What_is_the_ggi.html

 

31.1 | California Department of Food and Agriculture: Fertilizer Research and Education Program - Concept Proposals

Focus on at least one of the priority areas listed, and may focus on research and/or education projects to provide growers and industry with cost-effective practices to improve the efficient use of fertilizer and minimize environmental impacts. Funding: $75K/year for up to 3 years.

https://www.cdfa.ca.gov/is/ffldrs/frep/CompetitiveGrantProgram.html

 

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

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

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

 

31.1 | Nagamori Foundation: Nagamori Awards

The Awards will be given to approximately eight people, in Technical fields related to motors, actuators and power generators, and their control methods, application technologies, etc.

The Award winner will receive a prize of 5 million yen ($42600).

http://www.nagamori-f.org/en/awards/applicatioguidelines.html

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

Omic characterization of sarcomas and definition of novel targets

Omic patterns of sensitivity and resistance to existing agents

• Systemic therapy combinations

• Immunotherapy

Funding: $50K for one year.

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

 

31.1 | American Thyroid Association: Research Grants

Supports new investigator initiated research projects in the area of thyroid function and disease.Topics may include, but are not limited to, Clinical Disorders of Thyroid Function, Iodine Uptake and Metabolism, Pediatric Thyroidology, Thyroid Autoimmunity, Thyroid Cancer, Thyroid Hormone Effect and Metabolism, Thyroid Hormone in Development and the Brain, ThyroidImaging, Thyroid Nodules and Goiter, Thyroid and Pregnancy. Funding: $25K for 1 year.

http://www.thyroid.org/professionals/research-grants/

http://www.thyroid.org/wp-content/uploads/professionals/education/2017_call_for_research_proposals.pdf

 

31.1 | National MS Society (NMSS): Barancik Prize for Innovation in MS Research

Recognizes an exceptional scientist or a team of scientists whose work in MS research has demonstrated outstanding innovation and originality. Prize amount is $100,000. Self-nominations are not permitted.

http://www.nationalmssociety.org/ms-clinical-care-network/researchers/get-funding/barancik-prize-for-innovation-in-ms-research/index.aspx

 

31.1 | ALS Association: Multiple Opportunities – Abstracts

Supports innovative research of relevance to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), in the following categories:

*Multi-year Grants: Strong preliminary data required. Funding: up to $100K / yr for up to 3 years.

*Starter Grants: One-year awards of up to $50Kfor new investigators entering the field of ALS or pilot studies by ALS investigators.

*Milton Safenowitz Post-Doctoral Fellowship: Limited to those who have been a fellow for 18 months or less. Funding: up to $50K / yr for 2 years.

http://www.alsa.org/research/our-approach/attracting-bright-young-scientists/call-for-research-abstracts-2017.html

 

1.2 | National Alopecia Areata Foundation:

- Research Grant: This opportunity encourages the development of new information that contributes to the understanding of alopecia areata. $100,000 per yr/2 yrs.

- Mentored Young Investigator Award: This opportunity supports young scientists and clinicians to build careers in alopecia areata research with objective of future NIH applications. $50,000 per yr/3 yrs.

Career Development Bridge grant: The objective of this grant is to provide funding to highly meritorious alopecia areata-related National Institutes of Health (NIH) R01, R21 or U01 award applicants whose projects were well-scored by the NIH, but not funded. $75,000 for one year.

- Pilot and Feasibility Grant; This opportunity encourages the development and testing of new hypotheses and/or new methods in research areas relevant to alopecia areata. $40,000 for one yr.

https://www.naaf.org/advance-research/apply-for-a-research-grant

 

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

Accepts applications from all fields of diabetes research including both basic and clinical research. Funding: up to Euro 100,000 for basic research projects and Euro 400,000 for clinical research projects.

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

 

1.2 | World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH): Clinical Research Grant Program – Letter of Intent

Aim:  to create better evidence for the clinical management of hemophilia A and B, von Willebrand disease, rare factor deficiencies, and inherited platelet disorders. The program is peer reviewed and is open to researchers globally. Funding: $10,000-$50,000 per year, max period is 2 years.

http://www.wfh.org/en/our-work/wfh-clinical-research-grant-program

 

1.2 | Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA): General Research Grant     (LOI)

FARA accepts LOIs focusing on advancing understanding and/or treatment of FA. $150,000/1 or 2 years.

http://www.curefa.org/grant

 

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

supports underwater science, environmental projects, and education project’s that: enrich understanding of aquatic environment and encourage sensitivity to and protection of the delicate ecological balance of underwater life, as well as projects that increase understanding of sport diving physics and physiology. Funds $20,000 (average ranges $5K to $10K). Please contact research authority if planning to submit: no overhead.

http://www.padifoundation.org/

 

1.2 | Spencer Foundation: Education Research Small Grants

This program aims to fund academic work that will contribute to the improvement of education, broadly conceived

Funding: up to $50,000. Please contact Research Authority if planning to submit. (Nonprofit, overhead)

http://www.spencer.org/small-research-grants-program-statement

 

1.2 | The Cure Parkinson’s Trust (CPT) funds

Funds and facilitates laboratory or clinical research projects with the potential to advance knowledge that might lead to a cure for Parkinson’s disease. Funding: average projects have fallen within the range of £50,000 to £250,000 with a duration of 1-3 years.

https://www.cureparkinsons.org.uk/applyfunding

 

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

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

http://www.allbloodcancers.org/guidelines

 

1.2 | The Ataxia-Telangiectasia Children’s Project: Research Grant Program (LOI)

Developing a clearer understanding of ataxia-telangiectasia. To find a timely cure, or life-improving treatments, for this serious disease. Funding: US$75,000 per year. https://www.communityatcp.org/GrantGuidelines

 

1.2 | NATO: Science for Peace and Security

Collaborative projects with NATO countries addressing the SPS key priorities include: * counter-terrorism * energy security * cyber defense * defense against chem/bio/radiological/nuclear agents * environmental security * border and port security * mine and UOD detection/clearance.

- 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 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.

Please contact Research Authority if planning to submit (Overhead).

http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/topics_85373.htm

http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natolive/85291.htm

 

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

Objective: To promote advanced research with a humanities or social sciences perspective by established researchers in 18 priority fields listed in the link below. Funding: up to $20K.

https://www.olympic.org/olympic-studies-centre/research-grant-programmes

 

6.2 | International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP): Early Career Research Grants

IASP solicits projects that present a balance of all aspects of pain research, including the clinical, social, and basic sciences. Funding: $20,000 for one year.

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

 

6.2 | Cooley’s Anemia Foundation: Thalassemia Research Grants.

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

Research fellowships: Postdoctoral and junior faculty clinical or basic research investigators focused on the understanding or treatment of thalassemia. Funds $32,500/1 year with possibility of a one year renewal.

Please contact research authority if planning to submit: Non-profit.

http://www.thalassemia.org/caf-accepting-applications-for-2017-medical-research-fellowships-and-grants/

 

6.2 | Merck: Grant for Multiple Sclerosis Innovation (LOI)

Supports promising translational research projects to improve understanding of MS.

Applicants must have preliminary data to support their proposal. €1,000,000 will be awarded to one or more selected projects.

Prior to applying, applicants should send an e-mail expressing their interest to gmsi@merckgroup.com.

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

 

8.2 | Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF): Strategic Research Agreements – project concepts

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://grantcenter.jdrf.org/rfa/

 

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

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

https://www.spine.org/ResearchClinicalCare/ResearchGrantsFunding/FundingOpportunities.aspx

https://www.spine.org/Portals/0/Documents/ResearchClinicalCare/ResearchFundingApp17.pdf

 

14.2 | Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute: Optimal Treatment Sequences for Nonspecific Chronic Low Back Pain

Aim: To Compare the effectiveness of sequences of efficacious and/or commonly used noninvasive interventions alone or in combination for patients with nonspecific, nonradicular chronic low back pain. Funding: up to $50M for 5 years.

* 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/optimal-treatment-sequences-nonspecific-chronic-low-back-pain

 

15.2 | European Foundation for the Study of Diabetes: Fellowship Programs 

Encourages innovative research in the fields of diabetes and its complications, and to promote excellence in medical education.

EASD Rising Star Symposium and EFSD Rising Star Fellowship Programme:

Funding: Euro 50,000.

EFSD/Lilly Research Fellowship Programme: Funding: Euro 50,000.

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

 

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

Support of projects in areas including: history, language & culture; image recognition and forms of representation, art and cultural history; state, economy and society, international relations; molecular causes in the development of illnesses, 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 welcome. German partner required. Funding: not specified, approx. €200K. Note: please contact Research Authority if planning to submit - overhead not covered

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

 

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

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

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

 

15.2 | Health Effects Institute: Air Pollution Rosenblith New Investigator Award – Preliminary application

This award supports junior investigators, 2-7 years after obtaining highest degree, with outstanding promise who are interested in the health effects of air pollution. Funding: $150K/yr for 3 years

https://www.healtheffects.org/research/funding

 

15.2 | Kenneth Rainin Foundation: 2017 Innovator Awards

Supports research that is potentially transformative to diagnosing, treating and curing Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Funding: $100K for 1 year.

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

 

15.2 | Health Effects Institute: Walter A. Rosenblith New Investigator Award (Preliminary Applications)

Provides funding for outstanding investigators who are beginning independent research. HEI hopes to encourage highly qualified individuals to undertake research on the health effects of air pollution. The candidates may have training and experience in any of the many branches of science relevant to air pollution. Funding: to $150,000 per year with a maximum of $450,000 for 3 years.

https://www.healtheffects.org/research/funding

 

15.2 | World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA): Research Grants 2017

Research in the field of anti-doping, in particular those related to the List of Prohibited Substances and Methods in sport (Full list is in the website)

https://www.wada-ama.org/en/research

 

17.2 | Jeffrey Modell Foundation: Research grant in Primary Immunodeficiency

Research in Primary Immunodeficiency, focusing on translational research leading to meaningful clinical application. Funding: up to $250,000 over 2 year.

http://www.jmfworld.com/medical/research-grants/translational-research-program

 

17.2 | Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) – Letter of intent

Preclinical Drug Discovery: Seeks to fill the critical translational funding gap between basic research and later stage drug development by funding promising preclinical drug discovery and biomarker development programs relevant to Alzheimer's disease, related dementias and cognitive aging. Funding: $150,000-$600,000 for 1/2 years.

Program to Accelerate Clinical Trials: Designed to increase the number of novel and repurposed treatments tested in humans for Alzheimer's disease, related dementias and cognitive aging. It funds biomarker-based, proof-of-concept pilot clinical trials, as well as Phase 1 safety testing and IND-enabling studies to accelerate new drugs into trials. Funding: Up to $1.5 million.

Biomarkers Development: Seeks to support the development and validation of novel and existing biomarkers that will enhance the design and performance of clinical trials for Alzheimer's disease, related dementias, and cognitive aging. Funding: $150,000-$300,000/year for 1/2 years.

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

 

17.2 | National Marfan Foundation:

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

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

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

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

 

22.2 | New York Stem Cell Foundation

*Stem Cell Investigator Awards – Aim: innovative bold research of the basic biology and translational potential of stem cells with the potential to transform the field.

* Neuroscience Investigator Awards - Aim: to foster bold, innovative scientists with the potential to transform the field of neuroscience. Encouraged: fundamental areas of developmental, cellular, cognitive and behavioral neuroscience, broadly interpreted (need not be related to stem cells).
Funding: up to $1.5 M or up to 5 years.

Note: please contact Research Authority if planning to submit - overhead not covered

http://www.nyscf.org/for-scientists/neuroscience-investigator-awards

 

24.2 | NEPHCURE Kidney International: NKI – Neptune Ancillary Studies Award (LOI)

Supports investigator-initiated studies that employ NEPTUNE resources to advance clinical and translational research in glomerular disease .Funding: $150,000 for 1 year. (Please contact the research authority if planning to submit- not overhead)

http://nephcure.org/research/apply-for-research-grants/1370-2/

 

25.2 Graham Foundation: Grants to Organizations

Assist with the production and presentation of significant programs about architecture and the designed environment in order to promote dialogue, raise awareness, and develop new and wider audiences. $30,000/1 yr.

http://www.grahamfoundation.org

 

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

Aim: Promoting research into the causes and treatment of OCD and related disorders. Funding: $25K-$50K/1 yr.

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

 

28.2 | 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 for 1 year.

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

 

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

Aim: to enable young scientists (up to 39 years) to carry out innovative projects in green chemistry that advance scientific knowledge that respect the 12 principles of green chemistry.. Funding: $30,000 for 1 year.
Please contact Research Authority, if you consider applying, only one grant per institute will be awarded.

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

 

28.2 | International Nut & Dried Fruit: 2017 INC Research Grant

The Objective of this grant is to fund clinical, epidemiological, basic and/or strategic research that may contribute to enhance the understanding of the health effects of nuts and dried fruits. Funding: 300,000 EUR. NC will only accept one project per researcher and institution.

http://www.nutfruit.org/what-we-do/health-nutrition/funding-opportunities/

 

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

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

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

 

28.2 | Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation: Research Grant

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

http://www.aamds.org/professionals/fund-your-research

 

1.3 | When Everyone Survives Foundation: Proposals in Leukemia Research

Aim: support for laboratory, translational, or clinical research related to acute leukemia. Funding: $50,000 for 1 year. Note: hard copies must arrive in U.S. by deadline.

http://www.wheneveryonesurvives.org/grant_application

 

1.3 | Open Society Foundations: Open Society Fellowship in human rights

Supports individuals pursuing innovative and unconventional approaches to fundamental open society challenges. Funds work that will enrich public understanding of those challenges and stimulate far-reaching and probing conversations within the Open Society Foundations and in the world. Invites proposals relevant to the following propositions: Human rights are under siege everywhere. Why?

Funding: $80K-100K.

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

1.3 | Jacobs Foundation: 2017 Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize In "improving the development and living conditions of children and youth"

Recognize the work of scholars devoted to promoting the successful development and life chances of children and youth. Potential recipients include members of any academic discipline that seeks to encourage the positive development of children and adolescents, including education, education economics, political science, neuroscience, sociology, psychology, linguistics and medicine. Funding: CHP 1 million (Approx. USD 1 million)

http://jacobsfoundation.org/call-for-nominations-2017-klaus-j-jacobs-research-prize/

 

1.3 | Foundation for Prader-Willi Research (FPWR): Research Grant - LOI

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

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

 

1.3 | American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS): The AAAS Martin and Rose Wachtel Cancer Research Award

Honors early-career investigators who have performed outstanding work in the field of cancer research. The Award winner will receive a prize of $25,000.

https://www.aaas.org/page/aaas-martin-and-rose-wachtel-cancer-research-award

 

2.3 | Dreyfus Foundation: Dreyfus Prize in the Chemical Sciences – Theoretical and Computational Chemistry

The Prize in amount of $250,000, is awarded in recognition of exceptional research that has advanced the field in a major way. The topic for 2017 is "Theoretical and Computational Chemistry".

http://www.dreyfus.org/Prize/prizenomination.shtml

 

3.3 | FQXi Essay Contest: Wandering Towards a Goal: How can mindless mathematical laws give rise to aims and intention?

A total of $40,000 will be awarded.

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

 

10.3 | invisalign: 2017 International Research Awards

To continue improving the science and technology behind clear aligner treatment. Priority is given to projects whose objectives directly benefit the treatment of patients with clear aligners. Funding: $25,000 for one year of study.

https://learn.invisalign.com/internationalresearch

 

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

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

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

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

 

14.3 | The Klarman Family Foundation: Eating Disorders Research Grants Program

The focus of our grants program to research that directly investigates the underlying biology of anorexia nervosa, and the questions of how and why it develops and persists. Funding: 3-year projects of $450,000 – $750,000 USD and 1-year pilot studies of up to $150,000 USD. (Please contact the research authority if planning to submit: non- profit)

http://klarmanfoundation.org/eating-disorders-research/

 

14.3 | Thrasher Research Funds: Early Career Awards – in children’s health (Concept Paper)

Funds research topics important to children’s health. Both incidence and severity are considered when determining the significance of a problem being studied.

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

 

15.3 | European Foundation for the Study of Diabetes and Sanofi:

Program in Macrovascular Complications: intended to stimulate and accelerate European research on macrovascular complications.  Grants are offered for basic or clinical mechanistic studies. Funding: Euro 100,000 for basic projects and Euro 250,000 for clinical projects. The duration one year or longer.

Innovative Measurement of Diabetes Outcomes

Pilot proposals for innovative definition and measurement of outcomes in diabetes. Proposals may include, but need not be limited to, the validation of behavioral, biological, and disease management metrics to complement HbA1c in defining the quality of the long term management of diabetes. Funding: Euro 100,000 for 1 year or longer.  

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

 

15.3 | CurePSP: Venture Grants

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

Funding: Up to $100K over 3 years.

http://www.psp.org/i-want-to-learn/investigator-resources-2/

 

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

Seeks to enhance current uses of rendered animal products, improve rendering processes, and develop new applications. The key area of focus are livestock nutrition (including aquaculture), pet food nutrition, feed safety, sustainability, and novel technologies. In recent years, FPRF has averaged approximately 5 grants per year at a level of $45,000 each.

http://www.fprf.org

 

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

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

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

 

15.3 | March of Dimes Foundation (MDF): Basil O'Connor Starter Scholar Research Award in birth defects – Letter of Nomination

This award is designed to support young scientists just embarking on their independent research careers, with research interests that are consonant with those of the March of Dimes’ mission. Projects have relevance, interpreted broadly, to include fundamental cell biology (embryogenesis, cell lineage, and differentiation), genetics and genomics, fundamental cellular and clinical pathogenesis of disorders of importance to mothers and infants, biomedical engineering and imaging, and social and behavioral aspects. $150,000 for 2 yrs.

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

17.3 | American Chemical Society (ACS) Petroleum Research Fund: New Directions (ND) Grants

To support fundamental research in the petroleum field, and develop the next generation of engineers and scientists through support of advanced scientific education.

* New Directions: projects funded for established faculty, and to support the careers of their student scientists and engineers. Funds $110,000 /2 years.Please contact the research authority if planning to submit (non- profit)

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

 

20.3 | Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP): Research Grants in Basic Biology - Letters of Intent

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

Young Investigators’ Grants are for teams of scientists, all within 5 years of establishing an independent laboratory and within 10 years of obtaining their first doctoral degree (MD or PhD).

Program Grants are for teams of independent scientists (at all stages of career, participation of younger scientists is encouraged), to develop new lines of research through the collaboration.

Funding: Grants provide 3 years support. Awards are dependent upon team size and successful teams will receive up to $450,000/year. The principal applicant must be located in one of the member countries [Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus (EU part only), the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, the Republic of Ireland, the Republic of Korea, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the U.K. and the U.S.]. Co-investigators may be located in any country, with at least one in a country other than the PA.

**Registration and obtaining a reference number LIXXXXXX/2018 by 20.3, LOI due 30.3

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

 

21.3 | Progeria Research Foundation: Research Grants

Research on Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome (HGPS, or Progeria)

PRF is seeking proposals that address the following priorities:

1. Discovery of biological markers of disease in HGPS that can be assessed in human and/or mouse samples.

2. Discovery and/or testing of candidate treatment compounds in both cell based and mouse models of HGPS.

Funding: up to $100,000 per year, for up to 3 years

-  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.html

 

24.3 | Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI): call for proposals

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

I. Detection and interruption of all poliovirus transmission

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

http://polioeradication.org/tools-and-library/research-innovation/grants-and-collaborations/

 

27.3 | Organization for Autism Research (OAR): Applied Research Grants – Pre-proposals

Aim: studies related to autism intervention and treatment, with emphasis this year on the following targeted areas: augmentative and alternative communication, community-based intervention, behavioral economics, and effective staff training. Funding $30K over 1-2 years.

http://researchautism.org/research-grants/apply-for-a-grant/applied-research/

 

30.3 | American Academy of Optometry: Clinical Research Award

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

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

 

31.3 | U.S. Army Research Office: BAA Basic and Applied Scientific Research – White papers (Submission anytime up to deadline)

Research areas include: Engineering, Mechanical Sciences, Earth Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Electronics, Computing Science, Physics, Chemical Sciences, Life Sciences, Materials Science, Network Science.

https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=3daed3725229e80ec967618d9a9d6929&tab=core&_cview=1

 

31.3 | Alzheimer's Research UK: Various opportunities – Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias

Funds research for primary prevention and risk reduction research that have potential to significantly alter the course of cognitive decline in populations that are at-risk of Alzheimer’s disease and/or other dementias

The lead applicant and point of contact must be based in a UK academic/research institution. However, the application can include researchers or institutions outside the UK. (NO Overhead). Funding: Major project-£1 million.

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

 

31.3 | International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS):Mentored Research Awards

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

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

 

31.3 | Buckminster Fuller Institute: The 2017 Fuller Challenge

Winning the Fuller Challenge requires more than a stand-alone idea or innovation. BFI looks for visionary whole-systems solutions that demonstrate both a clear grasp of the “big picture” and a focus on a well-defined need of critical importance. Funding: $100,00.

https://fullerchallenge.submittable.com/submit/75722/the-2017-fuller-challenge-general-application.

 

1.4 | PSC Partners: Research Grants to cure sclerosing cholangitis and related diseases

Funds projects pursuing PSC treatment in promising areas (related to PSC and closely allied diseases such as inflammatory bowel diseases, ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease) with the goal that data generated will lead to federal (NIH) funding. $30,000/2 yrs.

http://pscpartners.org/research-grants/grant-application/

1.4 | European Foundation for the Study of Diabetes (EFSD): Research Programme in Microvascular Complications of Diabetes

 Intended to stimulate and accelerate European basic and clinical research in the specific area of microvascular complications (retinopathy, nephropathy and neuropathy) of diabetes. Proposals dealing with the following are especially but not exclusively welcome: investigations of various cell types in the eye and kidney and their role and interaction during the course of development of diabetic retinopathy and diabetic nephropathy. Funding: up to Euro 100,000 in total for basic research projects and up to Euro 300,000 for clinical research projects/

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

 

3.4 | IBM Center for The Business of Government: Research Report Stipends

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

 

5.4 | National MS Society (NMSS): Pilot research grants

Funds High-risk pilot grants to quickly test innovative, cutting-edge ideas or untested methods, and to gather sufficient preliminary data to apply for longer-term funding. Welcomes applications for studies related to multiple sclerosis that may serve to advance our mission of stopping MS progression, restoring function and improving quality of life, and preventing MS. The Society supports fundamental as well as applied studies, non-clinical or clinical in nature, including projects in patient management, care and rehabilitation. Please contact research authority if planning to submit (overhead). Funding: $40,000 for 1 year.

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

 

12.4 | CURE Epilepsy: 2017 CURE Epilepsy Award (LOI)

CURE prioritizes highly innovative, risky, paradigm-shifting projects that address CURE’s mission to cure epilepsy.Funding: $250,000 for 2 years.

(Please contact research authority if planning to submit- no overhead).

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

 

12.4 | Institut Mérieux: Research Grants Program

Fields of interest are: infectious diseases, cancer biomarkers and immunotherapy, food and water safety, nutrition with a particular focus on the suspected links between metabolism and microbiota.

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/en/innovation/merieux-research-grants/

 

14.4 | U.S. DOD USSOCOM BAA: Medical Research – Pre-application

Scientific projects, basic and applied research, for special medical drugs or equipment for special operation forces in extreme and remote environments. Specific interests include: Training Technologies; Prolonged Field Care; Damage Control Resuscitation (Wound Management, Analgesia: Far Forward Blood Transfusion, Surgical Stabilization); Portable Lab Assays and Diagnostics; Acclimatization; Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosive Diagnostics, Treatment, and Prophylaxis; Canine Medicine, Human Operational Performance (Optimal Performance, Nutrition, Heart Rate Variability, Physiology). Funding: $700K over 2 years.

http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=283046

 

15.4 | Starkey Hearing Foundation: Grant program

Primary focus is on hearing healthcare, however, related areas such as Health, Human Services, Education, and Community projects are also considered

https://www.starkeyhearingfoundation.org/Grants-Program

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

27.4 | U.S. DOD/DARPA: Biological Technologies – Abstracts

(Abstracts accepted on a rolling basis until deadline)

Revolutionary research in various areas such as: neuroscience, psychology, cognitive science; interfaces between the biological and physical world; rules that govern biological system behavior; forward engineering of biological systems; computational models; population and ecosystem behavior; technologies for agricultural ecosystems; non-human biology across and between populations of microbes, insects, plants, marine life; biosafety and biosecurity; emerging threats to food and water supplies and countermeasures; infectious diseases. (Abstracts should be submitted in advance of deadline, to allow time for response and proposal submission)

https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=554fc440fe8689512243aabe0a1fb789&tab=core&_cview=0

 

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

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

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

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

 

30.4 | Humboldt Foundation: Anneliese Maier Award for Social Sciences Collaborations with Germany

Award for internationally recognized researchers in the humanities and social sciences. The award is also aimed at researchers who are not yet so advanced in their scientific careers. Particular importance is attached to the nomination of qualified female researchers. Award winners are expected to spend a period of up to five years cooperating on a long-term research project with the nominator and / or specialist colleagues at a research institution in Germany. Funding: €250K over 5 years.

https://www.humboldt-foundation.de/web/anneliese-maier-award.html

 

30.4 | March of Dimes Foundation (MDF): Research Program Letter of Intent

The mission of the March of Dimes is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. This encompasses basic biological processes governing differentiation and development involving both human and animal model systems, genetics and genomics of these processes, clinical studies, reproductive health and environmental toxicology. Social and behavioral studies are encouraged concerning cognitive and behavioral risks that affect outcomes of pregnancy, the perinatal period, and subsequent child development

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

 

30.4 | Voestalpine: Steel Research Award 2017

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

http://www.voestalpine.com/group/en/group/research-development/voestalpine-steel-research-award/

 

1.5 | 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

 

1.5 | Spencer Foundation: Education Research Small Grants

This program aims to fund academic work that will contribute to the improvement of education, broadly conceived

Funding: up to $50,000. Please contact Research Authority if planning to submit. (Nonprofit, overhead)

http://www.spencer.org/small-research-grants-program-statement

 

2.5| U.S. Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA): BAA

(Proposals accepted on a rolling basis until deadline. Pre-submission of abstracts recommended)

Aim: high-risk, high-payoff research that has the potential to provide intelligence advantage, in the following areas: Anticipatory intelligence, Analysis, Operations, Collection. Duration: 12 months or less.

https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&tab=core&id=e981a475270d25612995f432c32d06e4

 

2.5 | U.S. DOD/DARPA: Defense Sciences Office (DSO) BAA – Executive Summaries

(Executive summaries accepted on a rolling basis until deadline)

Aim: revolutionary research efforts applicable to the following areas: Mathematics, Modeling, and Design; Physical Systems; Human-Machine Systems; Social Systems.

www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=028fd5d5bf74f32be40d0528a3b0e5ba&tab=core&_cview=0

 

15.5 | Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA):

Kyle Bryant Translational Research Award: focusing on pre-clinical and clinical investigations that will advance treatments for FA. Funding: $250,000 per year for 1 or 2 years

Bronya J. Keats International Research Collaboration Award: Funding: $200,000 per year for 1 or 2 years

http://www.curefa.org/grant

 

15.5 | The Cure Parkinson’s Trust (CPT) funds

Funds and facilitates laboratory or clinical research projects with the potential to advance knowledge that might lead to a cure for Parkinson’s disease. Funding: average projects have fallen within the range of £50,000 to £250,000 with a duration of 1-3 years.

https://www.cureparkinsons.org.uk/applyfunding

 

15.5 | Shwachman-Diamond Syndrome Foundation (SDSF): Research Grants

SDSF is accepting grant requests for research relevant to this disease. Any innovative research proposal that is relevant to SDS will be considered. Funding: up to $35,000/year for up to 2 years.

http://www.shwachman-diamond.org/grant-application/

 

15.7 | CurePSP: Venture Grants

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

Funding: Up to $100K over 3 years. 

http://www.psp.org/i-want-to-learn/investigator-resources-2/

 

23.5 | NIH: Emerging Questions in Cancer Systems Biology - LOI

(Additional deadlines: October 24 2017, May 22 2018, Oct 23 2018)

Aim: Collaborative interdisciplinary (physical and life science) research projects that utilize systems biology approaches to address emerging questions in cancer initiation, progression, and treatment. Projects must integrate experimental biology and computational modeling to test and validate novel hypotheses in cancer research. Duration: 5 years max. (U01 Cooperative agreement)

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-16-131.html

 

31.5 | Russell Sage Foundation: Awards in Basic Social Science - LOI

Programs in: * Behavioral Economics * Social Inequality * Future of Work (in the United States) * Race, Ethnicity, Immigration

Major awards range $35K - $150K (including overhead).

If intending to apply must contact Research Authority in advance – non-profit.

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

 

1.6 | Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF): interdisciplinary, collaborative and breakthrough

Breakthrough research according to these Regulations is distinguished by a high potential for shifting or invalidating paradigms. This type of research questions or goes beyond existing models, theories, doctrines, research approaches, methods, etc. Funding period: 1-4 years. One of the research groups may be outside Switzerland if the expertise is required.

http://www.snf.ch/en/funding/programmes/sinergia/Pages/default.aspx#Preparation%20and%20submission%20of%20the%20application%20%28mySNF%2C%20research%20plan%2C%20etc.%29%20

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

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

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

 

1.6 | Gerber Foundation: Pediatric Research Projects (Concept papers)

Aim: To enhance the nutrition, care, and development of infants and young children. The foundation is accepting concept papers for health and/or nutrition-related research projects with potential to have a significant impact on issues affecting infants and young children from birth to three years of age. Funding: $350,000 for 3 years.

http://www.gerberfoundation.org/faq/

 

30.6 | U.S. DOD/DARPA: Information Innovation BAA –Abstracts

(Abstracts accepted on a rolling basis until deadline)

Aim: unconventional approaches outside the mainstream, applicable to, among others, cyber security, analytics (big data, machine learning, complexity, scalability, software engineering) and symbiosis with machines.

https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=6bc256c9c3b5fc4598160c07f6b6155d&tab=core&_cview=0

 

1.7 | NATO: Science for Peace and Security

Collaborative projects with NATO countries addressing the SPS key priorities include: * counter-terrorism * energy security * cyber defense * defense against chem/bio/radiological/nuclear agents * environmental security * border and port security * mine and UOD detection/clearance.

- 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 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.

Please contact Research Authority if planning to submit (Overhead).

http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/topics_85373.htm

http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natolive/85291.htm

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

http://goo.gl/gZo8jy

 

12.7 | National MS Society (NMSS): Pilot research grants

Funds High-risk pilot grants to quickly test innovative, cutting-edge ideas or untested methods, and to gather sufficient preliminary data to apply for longer-term funding. Welcomes applications for studies related to multiple sclerosis that may serve to advance our mission of stopping MS progression, restoring function and improving quality of life, and preventing MS. The Society supports fundamental as well as applied studies, non-clinical or clinical in nature, including projects in patient management, care and rehabilitation. Please contact research authority if planning to submit (overhead). Funding: $40,000 for 1 year.

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

 

15.7 | Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA): General Research Grant (LOI)

FARA accepts LOIs focusing on advancing understanding and/or treatment of FA. Funding: $150,000/1 or 2 years.

http://www.curefa.org/grant

 

15.7 | Starkey Hearing Foundation: Grant program

Primary focus is on hearing healthcare, however, related areas such as Health, Human Services, Education, and Community projects are also considered

https://www.starkeyhearingfoundation.org/Grants-Program

 

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

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

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

 

1.8 | Spencer Foundation: Education Research Small Grants

This program aims to fund academic work that will contribute to the improvement of education, broadly conceived

Funding: up to $50,000. Please contact Research Authority if planning to submit. (Nonprofit, overhead)

http://www.spencer.org/small-research-grants-program-statement

 

1.8 | The Ataxia-Telangiectasia Children’s Project: Research Grant Program (LOI)

Developing a clearer understanding of ataxia-telangiectasia. To find a timely cure, or life-improving treatments, for this serious disease. Funding: US$75,000 per year. https://www.communityatcp.org/GrantGuidelines

 

21.8 | Russell Sage Foundation: Awards in Basic Social Science - LOI

Programs in: * Social, Economic, and Political Effects of the Affordable Care Act * Integrating Biology and Social Sciences * Computational Social Sciences

Major awards range $35K - $150K (including overhead).

If intending to apply must contact Research Authority in advance – non-profit.

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

 

1.9 | The Cure Parkinson’s Trust (CPT) funds

Funds and facilitates laboratory or clinical research projects with the potential to advance knowledge that might lead to a cure for Parkinson’s disease. Funding: average projects have fallen within the range of £50,000 to £250,000 with a duration of 1-3 years.

https://www.cureparkinsons.org.uk/applyfunding

 

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

Seeks to enhance current uses of rendered animal products, improve rendering processes, and develop new applications. The key area of focus are livestock nutrition (including aquaculture), pet food nutrition, feed safety, sustainability, and novel technologies. In recent years, FPRF has averaged approximately 5 grants per year at a level of $45,000 each.

http://www.fprf.org

 

15.9 | Foundation for Prader-Willi Research (FPWR): Research Grant - LOI

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

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

 

19.9 | Thrasher Research Funds: Early Career Awards – in children’s health (Concept Paper)

Funds research topics important to children’s health. Both incidence and severity are considered when determining the significance of a problem being studied. $25K up to 2 years.

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

 

30.9 | U.S. DOD Office of Naval Research: Navy and Marine Corps Science and Technology Long Range BAA – White papers / Full proposals

(Submission anytime up to deadline)

Basic research, applied research, or advanced technology development, broad areas including: Computers and Communication, Cyberspace security, Electronics, Sensors and Network Research, Advanced weapons, Force protection technologies, Human, social, culture and behavior modeling, improving human performance, Intelligence and surveillance, Logistic support from sea-based platforms, Maritime sensing, Ocean engineering and marine systems, and undersea signal processing; Ocean, atmosphere and space research, Ship systems and engineering; Materials science and technology, Biomedicine, Sea based aviation; Autonomous systems

Prior to preparing proposals, potential offerors are strongly encouraged to contact the POC. Funding and duration unspecified

http://www.onr.navy.mil/~/media/Files/Funding-Announcements/BAA/2017/N00014-17-S-B001.ashx

 

30.9 | U.S. DOD Army - Medical Research and Materiel Command – BAA for Extramural Medical Research – Pre-application

(Pre-proposals accepted on a rolling basis until deadline)

Research Areas of Interest: Military Infectious Diseases, Combat Casualty Care, Military Operational Medicine, Clinical and Rehabilitative Medicine, Medical Biological/Chemical Defense, Medical Simulation and Information Sciences, Radiation Health Effects. Funding not specified, period may be up to 5 years.

http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=289274

 

30.9 | U.S. Department of Energy (DOE): Office of Science Financial Assistance Program

(Pre-application recommended, applications accepted on a rolling basis until deadline)

Aim: grant applications for support in the following program areas: Advanced Scientific Computing (Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, Computational Partnerships, Network Environment Research), Basic Energy Sciences (Materials Chemistry, Biomolecular Materials, Synthesis and Processing Science, Condensed Matter Physics-Experimental+Theoretical, Physical Behavior of Materials, Mechanical Behavior and Radiation Effects, X-ray Scattering, Neutron Scattering, Electron and Scanning Probe Microscopies, Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Sciences, Gas Phase Chemical Physics, Computation and Theoretical Chemistry, Condensed Phase and Interfacial Molecular Science, Catalysis Science, Separations and Analysis, Heavy Element Chemistry, Geosciences, Solar Photochemistry, Photosynthetic Systems, Physical Biosciences, BES Accelerator and Detector Research) Biological and Environmental Research, Fusion Energy Sciences, High Energy Physics, and Nuclear Physics. Funding: typically for 3 years, in 2015 between $2k-$4m/yr.

https://pamspublic.science.energy.gov/WebPAMSExternal/Interface/Proposal/Solicitation/FOAList.aspx

 

30.9 | U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA): Broad Agency Announcement

(Submission anytime up to deadline)

Aim: special projects and programs associated with NOAA's strategic plan and mission goals: (a) Understand and predict the impacts of a changing climate on weather patterns, water resources, and ocean and coastal ecosystems; (b) Assist society in preparing for and responding to weather-related events; (c) Maintain marine fisheries, habitats, and biodiversity sustained within healthy and productive ocean ecosystems. (d) Increase resiliency of coastal and great lakes communities and ensure they are environmentally and economically sustainable.

https://coast.noaa.gov/funding/_pdf/NOAA-BAA-NOAA-NFA-NFAPO-2016-2004791-posted-12.30.2015-closing-09.30.2017.pdf

 

1.10 | NATO: Science for Peace and Security

Collaborative projects with NATO countries addressing the SPS key priorities include: * counter-terrorism * energy security * cyber defense * defense against chem/bio/radiological/nuclear agents * environmental security * border and port security * mine and UOD detection/clearance.

- 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 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.

Please contact Research Authority if planning to submit (Overhead).

http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/topics_85373.htm

http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natolive/85291.htm

 

2.10 | 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

 

4.10 | National MS Society (NMSS): Pilot research grants

Funds High-risk pilot grants to quickly test innovative, cutting-edge ideas or untested methods, and to gather sufficient preliminary data to apply for longer-term funding. Welcomes applications for studies related to multiple sclerosis that may serve to advance our mission of stopping MS progression, restoring function and improving quality of life, and preventing MS. The Society supports fundamental as well as applied studies, non-clinical or clinical in nature, including projects in patient management, care and rehabilitation. Please contact research authority if planning to submit (overhead). Funding: $40,000 for 1 year.

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

 

13.10 | Institut Mérieux: Research Grants Program

Fields of interest are: infectious diseases, cancer biomarkers and immunotherapy, food and water safety, nutrition with a particular focus on the suspected links between metabolism and microbiota.

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/en/innovation/merieux-research-grants/

 

15.10 | Starkey Hearing Foundation: Grant program

Primary focus is on hearing healthcare, however, related areas such as Health, Human Services, Education, and Community projects are also considered

https://www.starkeyhearingfoundation.org/Grants-Program

 

24.10| NIH: Emerging Questions in Cancer Systems Biology - LOI

(Additional deadlines: May 22 2018, Oct 23 2018)

Aim: Collaborative interdisciplinary (physical and life science) research projects that utilize systems biology approaches to address emerging questions in cancer initiation, progression, and treatment. Projects must integrate experimental biology and computational modeling to test and validate novel hypotheses in cancer research. Duration: 5 years max. (U01 Cooperative agreement)

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-16-131.html

 

30.10 | Iacocca Family Foundation: type 1 diabetes research programs

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

1.11 | Spencer Foundation: Education Research Small Grants

This program aims to fund academic work that will contribute to the improvement of education, broadly conceived

Funding: up to $50,000.Please contact Research Authority if planning to submit. (Nonprofit, overhead)

http://www.spencer.org/small-research-grants-program-statement

 

1.11 | The Cure Parkinson’s Trust (CPT) funds

Funds and facilitates laboratory or clinical research projects with the potential to advance knowledge that might lead to a cure for Parkinson’s disease. Funding: average projects have fallen within the range of £50,000 to £250,000 with a duration of 1-3 years.

https://www.cureparkinsons.org.uk/applyfunding

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

15.11 | CurePSP: Venture Grants

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

Funding: Up to $100K over 3 years.

http://www.psp.org/i-want-to-learn/investigator-resources-2/

 

1.12 | Gerber Foundation: Pediatric Research Projects (Concept papers)

Aim: To enhance the nutrition, care, and development of infants and young children. The foundation is accepting concept papers for health and/or nutrition-related research projects with potential to have a significant impact on issues affecting infants and young children from birth to three years of age. Funding: $350,000 for 3 years.

http://www.gerberfoundation.org/faq/

5.2.18 | U.S. Army Behavioral and Social Sciences BAA – White paper

(Full proposals accepted on a rolling basis until deadline)

Aim: basic, applied, and advanced scientific research on topics such as: improved training, team performance, simulation tools, personnel assessment, organizational behavior, cross-cultural operations.

https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=f6fef3f4e6dec72bc450ecd800ad1403&tab=core&_cview=1

 

10.8.18 | U.S. DOD DARPA: Microsystems Technology Office (MTO) Broad Agency Announcement (HR0011-16-S-0001) - Abstracts

(Abstracts accepted on a rolling basis up to deadline)

Aim: revolutionary research ideas in areas such as (but not limited to): · Imaging Architectures and Systems · Chip Scale Sensors · Computational Architectures and Algorithms for Artificial Intelligence (AI) · Electro-Optical Infrared · MEMS · cold-atom microsystems · Energy-Efficient Computing · Hardware Assurance, Reliability & Validation · Hardware for Advanced Signal Processing · Low Power Electronics · Microsystem Design & CAD · Microsystems for Directed Energy · Microsystems for Precision Navigation & Timing · Microsystems for RF/Optical Transceivers · Non-Silicon Electronics · Novel Photonic Devices · Photonic & Electronic Interconnects · Processing Techniques for Imaging and Spectral Recognition · Quantum Devices. Funding: typically up to $1M for 1 year

https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=7762305a38d0dc2db15930657469ec9a&tab=core&_cview=0

 

31.12.18 | U.S. DHS - Science & Technology: Long Range BAA – Homeland Security – White paper

(White papers accepted on a rolling basis until deadline)

Aim: support basic and applied homeland security research in the following areas: Border and Maritime Security, development of standards in the areas of Digital Imaging and Communication Security, Cyber Security, Explosives Countermeasures, First Responder Capabilities, Data-driven Analytics Solution Architectures.

https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=5f2eabdf6207bf8e46a7b2102ad26e66&tab=core&_cview=0

 

U.S. Air Force (AFOSR): Research Interests of the Air Force –
Engineering, Complex systems, Information and networks, Chemistry, Physical, Biological sciences

(Open on an ongoing basis until superseded)

AFOSR is looking for new basic research ideas and is open to considering any unique and revolutionary concepts (pre-coordination is strongly encouraged). Funding ranges are $200-400K per year for 3 to 5 years.

Engineering and Complex Systems - Dynamic Materials and Interactions, Electronic Materials and Devices, Energy, Combustion and Non-Equilibrium Thermodynamics, Flow Interactions and Control, High-Speed Aerodynamics, Low Density Materials, Multi-Scale Structural Mechanics and Prognosis, Space Propulsion and Power, Test Science for Test and Evaluation (T&E)

Information and Networks - Computational Cognition and Machine Intelligence, Computational Mathematics, Dynamics and Control, Dynamic Data Driven Applications Systems, Information Operations and Cybersecurity, Optimization and Discrete Mathematics, Science of Information, Computation, Learning, and Fusion, Systems and Software, Trust and Influence

Physical Sciences - Aerospace Materials for Extreme Environments, Atomic and Molecular Physics, Electromagnetics, Laser and Optical Physics, Optoelectronics and Photonics, Plasma and Electro-Energetic Physics, Quantum Electronic Solids, Quantum Information Sciences, Remote Sensing and Imaging Physics, Space Science, Ultrashort Pulse Laser-Matter Interactions

Chemistry and Biological Sciences - Biophysics, Human Performance and Biosystems, Mechanics of Multifunctional Materials and Microsystems, Molecular Dynamics and Theoretical Chemistry, Natural Materials, Systems, and Extremophiles, Organic Materials Chemistry

www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=af24f5db51a73441e3bd108f3041839a&tab=core&_cview=0

 

Foreign - all year round:

 

Cancer Research:

 

Rising Tide Foundation: Programs in Libertarian, Social/education, and Cancer Funding

-       Cancer Research: novel option to prevent, detect, diagnose or treat cancer / all types / early stage clinical trials preferred / translational research if directly linked to a clinical trial / clinical trials that can be activated within 3 years or less.

Funding/duration not specified.

http://www.risingtide-foundation.org/#!grant-programs/c1ugo

 

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/

 

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: $70K, for 1 year.     

http://sfari.org/funding/grants

 

FRAXA Research Foundation: Clinical Trial Grants (LOI)

FRAXA aims to accelerate research aimed at finding a specific treatment for fragile X syndrome.  Highest priority is given to clinical trials of potentially disease-modifying therapeutics which have previously been validated in fragile X animal models. (Please contact research authority it planning to submit- overhead)

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

 

Other

 

Volkswagen Foundation: Life? – A fresh scientific approach to the basic principles of life - project outlines

The program encourages  projects that contribute to comprehending fundamental principles of life by working with systems resembling those of living ones or by exploring chemical and physical cellular processes. Funding can be made available for projects that link up most recent research from the interface between the natural and life sciences with the attempt to answer fundamental questions on life itself. This call also addresses methodic developments that may contribute to answering this question. Amongst others, the Foundation will consider approaches from systems biology, synthetic biology, cell biology, xenobiology, artificial intelligence or robotics and similar research areas. The main focus of the proposals should be to connect excellent research in the natural and life sciences with the aim to reveal fundamental characteristics of life.  Funding: Up to 10 projects can be funded per call, each in an amount of a maximum of 1.5 M euros over 5 years.

http://bit.ly/28JXXZW

 

U.S. DOD/Defense Threat Reduction Agency: Fundamental Research to Counter Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) BAA – White Paper

Topics: WMD sensing and recognition (interactions between materials and various electromagnetic phenomena, molecules, nuclear radiation, and particles); Network sciences (response, resilience, and recovery of physical networks after exposure, rapid discovery, theories and representations for low observable WMD-related radical ideation from social networks); Protection (physical, biological, and engineering sciences to protect personnel, sensitive electronic systems, and structural infrastructure from the effects of WMD); Defeat (improving energetic materials for use against WMD facilities and systems); Securing WMD (handling, transport, control of access, or eliminating WMD components); Cooperative fundamental research to reduce the global threat of WMD in collaboration with a broad range of global research partners; Chemical and Biological Defense.

http://www.dtra.mil/Research/BasicandAppliedScienceDepartment/ResearchFundingOpportunities.aspx

http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=275322

 

The Campbell Foundation Funding AIDS Research: Research Grants (LOI)

LOIs should include a brief description of the research aims, an approximate one-year budget, a list of collaborating research teams, how it is novel research, and an explanation of how the project will apply to the HIV community at large within five to seven years from date of completion. Funding from $60,000 to $100,000 for 1 year. (Please contact research Authority if planning to submit- nonprofit).

http://www.campbellfoundation.net/grant-requests

BHD Foundation:  Foundation Grant – Birt Hogg Dubè – letter of intent

Projects that promote, advance and exploit research into molecular genetics, clinical investigations and therapeutic technologies so to understand, prevent, diagnose, relieve and ultimately cure symptoms caused by Birt-Hogg Dubè syndrome (BHD). No funding/duration specified.

http://www.bhdsyndrome.org/for-researchers/funding/

 

Rising Tide Foundation: Programs in Libertarian, Social/education, and Cancer Funding

-       Libertarian topics: leadership development, capacity building and training across a range of issues.

-       Social/education topics: projects that promote effective and scalable practices to enhance educational reform.

Funding/duration not specified.

http://www.risingtide-foundation.org/#!grant-programs/c1ugo

 

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

 

Jeffery Modell Foundation: Immunodeficiency Research

*Specific Immune Defect Research Program -Goal: to support the study of mechanisms and presentation of specific defects of the immune system, leading to a better understanding of the conditions and their impact on overall health outcomes.

*Children Immune deficiency project – Goal: to alleviate disease, seek cures, and improve the quality of life of children affected with Primary Immunodeficiency.

Funding: up to $25K / yr for up to 2 years.

(Applications accepted on a rolling basis) Note: please contact Research Authority if planning to submit - overhead not covered

http://www.jmfworld.com/medical/research-grants/research-grants-1

 

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

 

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

 

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.

https://www.simonsfoundation.org/funding/funding-opportunities/mathematics-physical-sciences/targeted-grants-in-mps/

 

Michael J. Fox Parkinson Research: Alpha–synuclein Imaging Prize

A $2 million prize to the first team to develop a viable selective alpha–synuclein PET tracer and agree to make that tracer available broadly

https://www.michaeljfox.org/research/imaging-prize.html

 

The Lymphatic Malformation Institute (LMI)

Focus: advancing the understanding of the lymphatic system and, specifically, of the rare lymphatic malformations, generalized lymphatic anomaly (GLA)/ Lymphangiomatosis and Gorham-Stout disease. Funding for 1 year.

Please Contact the research authority before applying (no overhead)

http://www.lmiresearch.org/funding-model/

 

Coalition to Cure Calpain 3: Research Grant

(Contact Research Authority if planning to submit- overhead)

Support for research for enabling further translational development that can lead to meaningful therapeutic approaches for limb-girdle muscular dystrophy, type 2A/calpainopathy (LGMD2A). In support of this goal C3 funds projects that are likely to expand the understanding of calpain 3 and LGMD2A disease.

http://www.curecalpain3.org/research/

 

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. Amount 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

 

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 interdisciplinary 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

 

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/current/researchnetworking/

 

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.nist.gov/director/upload/20160219-FY16-MSE-FFO.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/