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

 

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30.7 | Teva Founders Prize for Distinguished Life Sciences Scientists for 2014

פרס ע"ש מייסדי טבע לחוקרים מצטיינים בתחומי מדעי החיים לשנת 2014

פרס טבע לחוקרים מצטיינים בתחומי מדעי החיים, ע"ש מייסדי החברה יוענק בשנת 2014 זו השנה ה- 22. הפרס יוענק למדען/ית על תגלית פורצת דרך בתחומי הביולוגיה התורמת ישירות לפיתוח תרופות. גובה הפרס הינו 200,000 ₪ והוא יוענק במלואו למדען/ית יחיד/ה.

http://www.teva.co.il/CorpResponsibility/Pages/HorowitzAward.aspx

 

30.7 | The Hadassah Foundation: Grants for Women Status Improvement

Call for Social change, gender-sensitive projects that help low-income women in Israel achieve economic independence. The Foundation is particularly interested in programs that provide cutting-edge approaches to solve problems that have not been addressed previously, In particular:
- Savings, Asset Development, and Pension Planning

- Grassroots Programs that provide resources and training

- Legal and Policy Advocacy Initiatives

- Business Development Services that help women who own businesses improve their outreach/ marketing

- Leadership development initiatives that increase the number of, and capacity of, women in positions of leadership

Funding: $25,000 for up to 3 years.

*Please note that the applying institution must be the Technion

http://www.hadassah.org/site/c.keJNIWOvElH/b.5799227/k.9675/How_to_Apply.htm

 

31.7 | Ministry of Defense / MAFAT: Cyber-security

MAFAT solicits new ideas applicable to Cyber-security. Please note: the call requires sending a sentence, a title for the research concept ASAP. MAFAT will chose the most relevant ideas and approach the proposers for detailed applications, to be submitted by the deadline, 31.7. There are 4 calls for proposals:

Call #1401 – Adaptive networks, Autonomous networks, Moving target defense computer networks, Software defined networking, Self-morphing computers.

Call #1402 – Artificial immune systems – Close the gap between immunology and engineering by developing applications and techniques such as mathematical and computational modeling of immunology, abstraction from those models into algorithm (and system) design and implementation in the context of engineering for cyber security purpose.

Call #1403Cyber capabilities related to: Real-time operating systems, Embedded systems, RF communication interface, Computer-Weapon interface, Monitoring and identification of weapon attacks, Weapon forensics.

Call #1404 – Small, inexpensive detector of unwelcome RF transmissions in the vicinity of computerized work environments. The detector should alert only to transmissions within a predetermined volume, should be able to address a wide spectrum of frequencies, should identify but not alert to legitimate office transmissions.

http://tx.technion.ac.il/~research/Call1401.pdf

http://tx.technion.ac.il/~research/Call1402.pdf

http://tx.technion.ac.il/~research/Call1403.pdf

http://tx.technion.ac.il/~research/Call1404.pdf

 

6.8 | Ministry of Agriculture: Excellence Centers and Breadth Research in Israel Agriculture 

משרד החקלאות: מרכזי מצוינות ומחקרי רוחב נוספים בחקלאות ישראל בדגש על חדשנות ובהיבט יישומי

קול קורא זה לשנת 2014 נועד לגבש תכניות מחקר אינטגרטיביות בין-תחומיות. ההצעות מיועדות לפתח ידע, טכנולוגיות, זנים וכלים שיתרמו להגשמת חזון המשרד. החדשנות היא מרכיב מרכזי ותהווה את אחד השיקולים בהליך בחירת ההצעות הזוכות. קיום מחקר מולטי דיסיפלינארי יהיה יתרון, מתחומי מחקר שונים, ממכונים - פקולטות שונות, ממוסדות שונים, משירות ההדרכה והמקצוע וממו"פים אזוריים. להלן היעדים המועדפים לשנה זו למרכזי המצוינות:

1. טיפול ושימוש חוזר בפסולות חקלאיות מהצומח. מימון: 2 מ' ₪

2. הפחתת שטפי החנקה למי תהום מתחת לשטחים חקלאיים בעידן המים המותפלים. מימון: 2.7 מ' ₪+0.6 מהמוסד

3. התמודדות עם עש התפוח בגידולי עצי פרי. מימון: 3 מ' ₪

4. הקמת מערך לזיהוי ומיפוי הבסיס הגנטי ככלי עזר השבחתי לשיפור איכות פרי ההדר. מימון: 2.7 מ' ₪+0.6 מהמוסד

5. פיתוח ענף צמחי מרפא כענף חקלאי. מימון: 2 מ' ₪

6. איתור סמנים מסוגים שונים המאפיינים חיות משק מצטיינות ביעילות ניצול המזון ליצור, ופיתוח שיטות להשבחת בעלי  חיים בעלי יעילות ניצול מזון גבוהה תוך חסכון בתשומות והקטנת הנזק לסביבה.

מימון: 2.7 מ' ₪+0.6 מהמוסד

7. פיתוח ויישום הדברה מיקרוביאלית כנגד מזיקים בגידולים חקלאיים וביער הנטוע. 2.7 מ' ₪+0.6 מהמוסד

יעדים מועדפים למחקרי רוחב יישומיים:

1. השבחת עדר הצאן הבדואי. מימון: 0.5 מ' ₪

2. פיתוח הכלכלה, היכולת העצמית, הרווחה ואיכות החיים של הקהילה הבדואית. מימון: 2 מ' ₪

3. מחקרים בתחום תחליפי נפט (מיקוד בגידולי אנרגיה). מימון: 0.5 מ' ₪

4. חדשנות וחזון במו"פ חקלאי לישראל. מימון: 1 מ' ₪ עד שנתיים

* הצעות המחקר ייכתבו בשפה העברית.

** הגשה אפשרית רק לאותם קולות קוראים שאינם דורשים השתתפות מוסדית

http://agriscience.co.il/

 

7.8 | ISF: Publication support in the fields of Humanities, Anthropology and Political Science

הקרן הלאומית למדע: התכנית לסיוע בתקציב הוצאה לאור של ספרים שהם פירות של מחקר בתחומים של מדעי הרוח, אנתרופולוגיה ומדע המדינה

התכנית מיועדת לסייע בהוצאה לאור של חיבורים שהם פירות של מחקר מדעי במדעי הרוח, מחקר בינתחומי הגובל במדעי הרוח ומחקר תרבות, ניתוח שיח ותקשורת עם דגש איכותני. עבור חיבורים שאינם בתחום מדעי הרוח באופן מובהק אך כלולים בתכנית (כמתואר לעיל) יש לקבל מראש את אישור מנהלת התחום.

גובה המענק: 50% מהתקציב להוצאת ספר, עד 100% מההוצאות במקרה של תרגום / עריכה.

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

 

13.8 | Ministry of Agriculture: Excellence Center – Quantifying Spatial Effects of Infrastructure Enterprises on Soil Depletion and Drainage Processes

משרד החקלאות: מרכז מצוינות - כימות השפעות מרחביות של מפעלי תשתית על תהליכי הידלדלות קרקע וניקוז

Submission postponed to 27.8

קול קורא זה מיועד לקדם מחקר יישומי, בקנה מידה מקומי ואזורי, שיכלול מיפוי מקיף של הבעיה, פיתוח מתודולוגיות וטכנולוגיות חדשות, או התאמתן של טכנולוגיות קיימות למציאת פתרונות בני-קיימא לשימוש בחומר וניצולו כמשאב וכאמצעי למניעת הידלדלות קרקע ובעיות ניקוז פוטנציאליות. במיזם זה תהיה עדיפות למחקר בינתחומי, המשלב קבוצת עבודה שבה יהיו חברים חוקרים מתחומים שונים, ואשר תיתן דגש לפתרונות יישומיים ובכלל זה גם התייחסות למערך הטמעה מקצועי.

מימון: עד 1 מיליון ₪  לכל תקופת המחקר.  http://bit.ly/1ma7ZlJ

http://agriscience.co.il/

 

14.8 | Ministry of Health-CSO and D-Cure: 2014 Call for Diabetes Type 2 Research Proposals [Corrected from 15.8]

לשכת המדען הראשי במשרד הבריאות ועמותת D-Cure : קול קורא להגשת הצעות מחקר בתחום הסוכרת מסוג 2  (Type 2 Diabetes)

הקרן מחפשת מחקרים בסיסיים, יישומיים וקליניים פורצי דרך בכל הנושאים אשר ישפרו את ההבנה, האבחון, הטיפול או המניעה של מחלת הסוכרת מסוג 2 וסיבוכיה. מימון: עד 75,000 ₪ לשנה למשך שנתיים. יוענקו עד 5 מענקים.

http://tx.technion.ac.il/~research/CSO_MOH_D_Cure_2014.pdf

http://tx.technion.ac.il/~research/RFA_DIABETES_DCURE_2014.docx

 

18.8 | MOST-DKFZ: German-Israeli Cooperation in Cancer Research - Pre-Proposals

Collaborative projects with partners from the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), all topics related to cancer research, except for clinical trials. Updated information on research directions and priority topics of DKFZ can be found at: www.dkfz-heidelberg.de. Funding: € 43K / yr for 3 years (for the Israeli side). 6 joint projects will be funded

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

 

31.8 | The Modern Agriculture Foundation: a Feasibility Survey in the Field of Cultured Meat

העמותה לחקלאות מודרנית: סקר ייתכנות בתחום הבשר המתורבת

הזמנה להצעות לסקר ייתכנות בתחום הבשר המתורבת. תוצאות הסקר צריכות לכלול את כל הפרמטרים הקשורים ליצירה של חזה עוף מתאי גזע עובריים: אפיון הקשיים ליצירת חזה עוף למאכל מתאי גזע עובריים, הערכת זמן לפתירת אותם מכשולים במחקר, הערכת מימון שיצריך המחקר על מנת לפתור את המכשולים הללו, צפי עלות של ק"ג חזה עוף בייצור מסחרי בתום המחקר כולו. מימון: עד 100,000 ₪.

http://tx.technion.ac.il/~research/meat_2014.pdf

 

 1.9| 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 מבקשת לקבל רעיונות ומידע על פעולות בעלות השפעה רחבה ולטווח ארוך, למניעת תאונות עבודה, בתחומים, ענפים, מגזרים או באמצעים הבאים, בנוסף לכל תחום אחר על פי שיקול דעתו של המציע:

* מקומות עבודה קטנים (עד 25 עובדים)

* חשיפה לחומרים מסוכנים

* פגיעות שריר שלד

* מחלות מקצוע

* ענף החקלאות

* המגזר הערבי

* ענף הבנייה

* בני נוער

* נפילה מגובה

* הכשרת בני נוער לעבודה בטוחה

אין הגבלת סכום למימון הפרויקט. המעוניינים מוזמנים להתייעץ עם רשות המחקר בנוגע לתקציב.

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

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

משרד החקלאות: מחקרים וניסויי שדה בענף הירקות לשנת 2015

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

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

2. הבטחת איכותו ובטיחותו של המזון הטרי המסופק לאוכלוסייה

3. הבטחת והסדרת תשומות לחקלאות

4. פיתוח ידע והטמעתו לטובת קידום החקלאות והכפר

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

http://tx.technion.ac.il/~research/Veg_2015.pdf

 

15.9 | MOST: Applied Scientific and Engineering Research

מחקר מדעי יישומי ומחקר הנדסי

קול קורא למחקרים יישומיים חדשניים בתחומי מדעי הנדסה: הנדסה כימית, הנדסת מכונות, הנדסה אזרחית, הנדסה ביו-רפואית, הנדסת חשמל, הנדסת מחשבים והנדסת חומרים. מימון: לקבוצת מחקר אחת עד 750,000 ₪. הצעה משתי קבוצות מחקר עד 1.6 מיליון ₪. הצעה משלוש קבוצות מחקר ויותר עד 2.5 מיליון ₪. משך המחקר עד 3 שנים. במקרה של מספר קבוצות מחקר, הקבוצות יכולות להיות ממספר מוסדות שונים או מאותו המוסד אך מתחומי מחקר שונים. סך התקציב המוקצה במסגרת זו הינו 11.5 מיליון ₪.

http://most.gov.il/Information/Calls/Pages/JC1.aspx

 

15.9 | Ministry of Agriculture: Call for Research Proposals in the Field Crops Sector – Winter 2015 –Pre proposal

משרד החקלאות: קול קורא להצעות מחקר בענף הפלחה - חורף 2015 – הצעה הקדמית

הזמנה להגשת הצעות מחקר בתחום גידולי שדה, הצעות אזוריות, הצעות מצומצמות חד שנתיות, או הצעות רב שנתיות מורחבות. עדיפות תינתן לעבודות שתתאמנה ליעדי הענף :

1.      המשך המאמץ לשיפור איכות החיטה הישראלית וכושר התחרות שלה עם חיטת יבוא, עם דגש על קידום הידע בנושא כמות ואיכות החלבון והיכולת להשפיע עליה.

2.      טיפוח חיטה עם דגש על הנושאים הבאים:

   א - זנים בעלי כושר ניבה גבוה לגרעינים ולמספוא.
   ב - זנים בעלי התאמה לדרישות שוק הגרעינים והמספוא עם דגש מיוחד על מדדי האיכות לאפיה ולמספוא.

   ג - זנים המותאמים להתמודד עם פגעים, מזיקים, מחלות ותנאי אקלים.

3.      פיתוח שיטות וטכנולוגיות גידול שמטרתן הגדלת הכנסתו של החקלאי, כגון: חקלאות מדייקת וחישה מרחוק.

4.      פיתוח שיטות לשימור הקרקע תוך חיסכון באנרגיה, כגון: אפס עיבוד, מינימום עיבוד וכדומה.

5.      ייעול הדישון ע"י הפחתת דשנים, שיפור שיטת בקרת הדישון, ובחינת חלופות לדשן מינראלי ע"י שימוש בזבלים אורגניים ממקורות שונים בהתאם לתקנות המאושרות ע"י הגורמים המוסמכים.

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

7.      הכנסת גידולים חדשים ומתחדשים במטרה לשפר ולגוון את מחזור הגידולים.       

8.      הכנסת גידולי חורף אורגניים במחזור הגידולים האורגני.

9.      טיפוח והכנסת מיני וזני קטניות חדשים ומחודשים עם דגש על עמידות לעלקת, איכות ורמת יבול גבוהים.

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

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

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

מימון: 5,000 עד 20,000 ₪ לשנה, למשך שנה אחת עד 3 שנים.

http://tx.technion.ac.il/~research/MOAG_WINTER_CROPS_2015.pdf

http://tx.technion.ac.il/~research/MOAG R&D attache.docx

http://tx.technion.ac.il/~research/MOAG RD open pages 1-2.doc

 

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

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

• Increased Efficiency of Agricultural Production;

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

• Agricultural Production Challenges in Increasing Marginal Conditions

• Food Quality, Safety and Security;

• Water Quality & Quantity;

• Functional Genomics and Proteomics;

• Sensors and Robotics;

• Sustainable Bio-Energy Systems;

http://www.bard-isus.com

 

30.9 | Sandberg Grant for Research and/or Development – New Models for Design and Manufacturing 2014

מענק סנדברג למחקר ו/או פיתוח מודלים חדשים לעיצוב וייצור לשנת 2014

מענק למחקר שיעסוק במודלים חדשים לעיצוב וייצור המתפתחים לצד תפוצתן המתרחבת של טכנולוגיות חדשות. את הצעות המחקר רשאים להגיש אנשי מקצוע בתחומים הבאים: אדריכלות, עיצוב המוצר, עיצוב אינטראקטיבי / ביקורתי, תקשורת חזותית, אמנות שימושית והוראת העיצוב והאדריכלות. גובה המענק 10,000 ₪.

www.technion.ac.il/~research/sandberg_2014.pdf

 

30.9 | Altman Research Center: Call for Research in Dietary supplements and Probiotics - Abstract Submission

מכון אלטמן למחקר: קול קורא להצעות מחקר בנושא תוספי מזון ופרוביוטיקה - הגשת תקצירים

קול קורא להגשת הצעות מחקר הבוחנות את הקשר בין תוספי תזונה של פרוביוטיקה בכל הגילאים לבין בריאות נפשית, פיזית, אורחות חיים בריאים ואיכות חיים. תוספי התזונה יסופקו ע"י טעם טבע אלטמן ללא התערבות במהלך המחקר. מימון: עד 250,000 ₪. לקבלת טפסים להגשת תקציר נא לפנות ל-  researchaltman@gmail.com .

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

 

1.10 | DFG: Trilateral German-Israeli-Palestinian Cooperation - Preliminary proposals

The program supports peaceful development in the Middle East (all fields). In appropriate cases it is possible for a partner from another of Israel’s neighbor countries to participate in a project, either instead of, or in addition to, the Palestinian partner. The DFG funds the project expenses for all three partners. The German funding recipient is responsible for forwarding the funds to the Israeli and Palestinian partners in accordance with the award. Funding: up to 5 years (with a 2-year initial phase). The average amount for all groups would be €150K - €200K / year.

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

 

21.10 | Rambam Health Care Campus: Beutler Research Program of Excellence in Genomic Medicine

The Program will support high level genomic medicine research projects conducted by highly qualified investigators. “Genomic medicine” is interpreted broadly by the Program. For example, a drosophila geneticist or plant geneticist working on a highly meritorious project with relevance to human health would not be excluded from consideration. Likewise, candidates need not be medical doctors. However, their work should be demonstrably connected to human health. Research grant awards are based strictly on the merit of the research proposal and evidence of outstanding career performance. Funding: $100,000 annually for 5 years.

http://www.rambam.org.il/EnglishSite/Research/BeutlerResearch/CallforProposals/Pages/default.aspx

 

27.10 | MOST: Tashtyot Program in Analytical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry and Electrochemistry

משרד המדע: תכנית תשתיות בכימיה אנליטית, כימיה אורגנית ואלקטרוכימיה

קול קורא למחקרים תשתיתיים בתחום הכימיה האנליטית, כימיה אורגנית ואלקטרוכימיה. לא יתקבלו הצעות בהן נעשה שימוש בכימיה אנליטית לצורך מחקר בנושא אחר אלא רק הצעות שיעסקו בפיתוח שיטות אנליטיות. מימון: לקבוצת מחקר אחת עד 800,000 ₪. הצעה משתי קבוצות מחקר ויותר עד 2 מיליון ₪. משך המחקר עד 3 שנים. במקרה של מספר קבוצות מחקר, הקבוצות יכולות להיות ממספר מוסדות שונים או מאותו המוסד אך מתחומי מחקר שונים. סך התקציב המוקצה במסגרת זו הינו 5 מיליון ₪.

http://most.gov.il/Information/Calls/Pages/JC3.aspx

 

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

משרד המדע: תכנית תשתיות בפיתוח מדיניות לקידום נשים בישראל

קול קורא להצעות מחקר הכוללות מגמות יישומיות בנושאים להלן:

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

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

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

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

מימון: לקבוצת מחקר אחת עד 200,000 ₪. הצעה משתי קבוצות מחקר ויותר עד 400,000 ₪. משך המחקר עד 3 שנים. במקרה של מספר קבוצות מחקר, הקבוצות יכולות להיות ממספר מוסדות שונים או מאותו המוסד אך מתחומי מחקר שונים. סך התקציב המוקצה במסגרת זו הינו 1 מיליון ₪.

http://most.gov.il/Information/Calls/Pages/JC4.aspx

 

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

מדע, טכנולוגיה וחדשנות למען האוכלוסייה בגיל השלישי

קול קורא לקידום מחקר מדעי, טכנולוגי בינתחומי ויישומי המשלב את תחומי הבריאות, מדעי החיים, טכנולוגיית המידע והתקשורת, הכלכלה והחברה למען האוכלוסייה בגיל השלישי. הצעות המחקר יהיו יישומיות באחד מהתחומים או המשלבות שניים או שלושה מתוך התחומים הבאים:

א. טכנולוגיות בהקשר של האוכלוסייה בגיל השלישי:

ב. מדעי החיים מדעי הרפואה בהקשר של האוכלוסייה בגיל השלישי:

1. ICT (מדעי מחשב, אלקטרואופטיקה, פוטוניקה, אלקטרוניקה, תקשורת, וכו')

1.      מערכת החיסון בגיל המבוגר

2. מיקרו וננוטכנולוגיה לאבחון מתקדם ולטיפול

2.      שינויים בפעילות מערכות פיזיולוגיות

3. MECHATRONICS לציוד רפואי

3.      אינטראקציה עם סביבה ותנאי סביבה

4. חומרים והנדסת חומרים, כגון חומרים לשתלים, מתכות קלות לכיסאות גלגלים

4.      בקרה אמוציונלית בגיל השלישי

5. רובוטיקה רפואית, שיקומית, ובחיי היום יום

5.      שינויים בתגובות ביוכימיות ותהליכים תוך תאיים

6. תחבורה, ערים חכמות (בניינים חכמים, תכנון רכב ניידות, תכנון דרכים, מערכות תחבורה חכמות)

6.      מוח בגיל מבוגר, פגיעות מוח ושינויי התנהגות

7. הנדסה ביו רפואית (ביו חומרים, ביו מכניקה, הנדסת ביוטכנולוגיה, הנדסת שיקום)

7.      אבחון ספציפי לגיל מבוגר, מניעת פגיעות ומחלות, התערבות טיפולית ושיקום

 

8.      רפואה מותאמת אישית

 

      9.   התערבויות פרא-רפואיות ואלטרנטיביות

     ג.  מדעי החברה וההתנהגות בהקשר של האוכלוסייה בגיל השלישי:

1.      התאמת המרחב הציבורי והפרטי לצורכי בני הגיל השלישי

2.      הרחבת אפשרויות האוכלוסייה בגיל השלישי להשתתף בפעילויות חברתיות ו/ או בשוק התעסוקה

3.      פיתוח אפשרויות חדשות למגורים בסביבה הביתית ולהמשך חיים מלאים בקהילה.

4.      שימור ושיפור כבודו, מצבו החברתי, הנפשי או הקוגניטיבי של המבוגר

5.      היבטים אתיים או משפטיים ייחודים לבני הגיל השלישי

6.      הבדלים בין קבוצות בחברה הישראלית, הבדלים מגדרים, או הבדלים סוציו-אקונומיים בקרב בני הגיל השלישי

7.      ניהול מערכות ושירותי בריאות משולבים קהילה

8.      אומדנים לצרכי מערכות הבריאות, קהילה וסיעוד ל 2030

9.      היבטים כלכלים ברמת הפרט והחברה

10.   הסדרים להבטחת תזונה מתאימה לגיל השלישי

מימון יינתן למשך 3 שנים, להצעות מחקר בתחום אחד מקבוצת מחקר אחת עד 500 אלף ₪, בשני תחומים משתי קבוצות מחקר או יותר עד 1.2 מיליון ₪ ולהצעות מחקר המשלבות את שלושת התחומים משלוש קבוצות או יותר עד 2 מיליון ₪. סך התקציב המוקצה במסגרת זו הינו 15מיליון ₪.

http://most.gov.il/Information/Calls/Pages/JC2.aspx

 

27.10 | MOST: Tashtyot Program in Preparation of Israel's Population to Earthquakes

משרד המדע: תכנית תשתיות להיערכות האוכלוסייה בישראל לרעידות אדמה

לצורך קידום פעילות מחקר ופיתוח ובחידוש תשתית פיזית ואנושית בישראל בתחום היערכות האוכלוסייה בישראל לרעידות אדמה, מפרסם המשרד קול קורא לקבלת הצעות מחקר למימון מחקרים, הכוללות מגמות יישומיות בהיערכות האוכלוסייה בישראל לרעידות אדמה, אשר עוסקות באחד מתחומי המחקר הבאים:

1. חקר תפיסות האוכלוסייה בישראל על אודות רעידת אדמה חזקה בישראל, ההיערכות לקראתה ויכולת ההתמודדות עם השלכותיה.

2. בחינת רמת ההיערכות לרעידת אדמה ברמה האינדיבידואלית, משפחתית, מקומית ולאומית, תוך איתור הגורמים שעשויים לשפר את רמת ההיערכות.

3. ניתוח האתגרים וההזדמנויות, גורמי החוסן והסיכון, ביחס למעורבות הציבור הרחב בהיערכות לרעידת אדמה.

4. ניתוח גורמים המשפיעים על רמת הידע בקרב האוכלוסייה בישראל על רעידת האדמה והדרכים להיערך לקראתה.

5. שיקום ארוך-טווח לאחר רעידת אדמה חזקה בישראל – ניתוח האתגרים וההזדמנויות.

6. גיבוש תפיסות ושיטות להנעת הציבור להיערך לרעידות אדמה.

7. בחינת האפקטיביות של אמצעים שונים להעברת מידע אודות התרעה על רעידת אדמה (אזעקה, צפצוף, קריאה, אחר). מהו האמצעי היעיל והמתאים ביותר להעברת אות ההתרעה לציבור.

8. בחינת ההיבטים המשפטיים הנוגעים להיערכות לרעידות אדמה, למענה ולשיקום בעקבותיה.

9. פיתוח שיטות להערכת הנזקים הכלכליים הישירים והעקיפים של רעידת אדמה חזקה בישראל.

10. הערכת שיעור הנפגעים (בגוף ובנפש) כתוצאה מרעידת אדמה.

מימון: עבור מחקר מטעם מוסד יחיד יהיה עד 200,000 ₪ ל 3 שנים (ניתן לכלול יותר מקבוצת מחקר אחת), עבור מחקר רב-קבוצתי (מטעם 2 מוסדות ויותר) יהיה עד 400,000 ₪ ל 3 שנים. התקציב הכולל עבור התוכנית הינו 1 מיליון ₪.

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

 

28.10 | BSF: NSF-BSF Collaborative Research in Computational Neuroscience (CRCNS)

Information from last years' call, details will be updated when current call is published

Applications must involve a computational aspect, but can also involve empirical work. Research projects must be grounded in Biology (as opposed, e.g., to studies pertaining only to artificial neural networks) and must clearly demonstrate the added value of the cooperation between the partners. The competition is open to neuroscientists and other scientists who are not classical computational neuroscientists if they are engaged in appropriate collaborations and their study is relevant to the program. Applications must be submitted jointly by an Israeli and an American scientist from a U.S. research institution to BSF, in parallel, the U.S scientist should submit (alone) an application to the NSF. Adding a scientist from a third country is not allowed. The program is managed by the NSF, but is joined also by the NIH and if awarded, the U.S. scientist will receive a grant from the NSF, or the NIH, while the Israeli scientist will receive a grant from the BSF. Funding: up to $200,000 over 3-4 years for the Israeli side.

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

 

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

* Batsheva de Rothschild Fellows - Established in order 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/data/projects/23/Batsheva_Fellows_Guidelines4-14.pdf

* Aharon and Ephraim Katzir Fellowships for extended studies abroad - 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. Each fellowship is for up to $5,000 and will cover travel and accommodation expenses of the awardee alone. The fellowship is for 1 – 2 months in laboratories worldwide.

http://www.academy.ac.il/data/projects/23/Aharon_Ephraim_Katzir_Fellowship_Guidelines4-14.pdf

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

 

3.11 | ISF: Individual Research Grants (expected program, information as of previous years)

ISF accepts applications in: exact sciences and technology, life sciences and medicine, and humanities and social sciences. The grants are given to 1-4 investigators for up to 4 years (5 years as pilot in social, life sciences and medicine). The proposals are evaluated by their scientific excellence: [1] Originality & innovation, [2] Project importance & implications, [3] Adequacy of methods, and [4] Suitability of investigators’ scientific background (see review instructions: http://www.isf.org.il/downloads/Applications/Guidelines.pdf). Funding: There is no formal limit. The average annual budget for grants in exact sciences and technology stands at 203,500 NIS, in life sciences and medicine at 244,000 NIS, in humanities 109,000 NIS and in social sciences at 123,500 NIS

 

5.11 | GIF: Israeli-German Joint proposals in Life Sciences, Medicine, Social Sciences (expected program, information as of previous years)

The maximum total budget for the project (period of 3 years) is EUR 200,000.

www.gif.org.il

 

13.11 | BSF - Israeli-US Joint research projects in Exact Sciences and Sociology.

This year the BSF accepts applications in:  Atmospheric & earth sciences; Chemistry; Computer sciences; Ecology and systematic biology; Economics; Energy research; Environmental research (air, waters, oil); Materials research; Mathematical sciences; Oceanography & limnology; Physics and  Sociology.  Funding: up to $230,000 over 4 years.

www.bsf.org.il

 

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

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

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

 

15.12 | Niedersachsen-Technion Projects (All fields) - Preliminary (institutional) Proposals (expected program, information as of previous years)

Collaboration projects with researchers from Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen) state in Germany (Hannover, Göttingen, Braunschweig, Clausthal, Osnabrück, Oldenburg...). Funding: €300,000 over 3 years. The program gives priority to young researchers.

Preliminary application: www.technion.ac.il/~research/NDS_pre_heb_14.pdf

Principles (English / German): www.volkswagenstiftung.de/en/funding/niedersaechsisches-vorab.html

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

 

15.12 | DIP - German-Israeli Project Cooperation (All fields) – Preliminary institutional Application (expected program, the information is from last year)

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

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

Preliminary application: www.technion.ac.il/~research/DIP_2014_pre.pdf

 

 

Israeli- Funding for Seminar and Workshops

 

11.9 | MOST: Call for Holding International Conferences in Israel during 2014-2015

משרד המדע: קול קורא לקבלת הצעות לעריכת כנסים בינלאומיים בישראל לשנים 2014-2015

משרד המדע מעוניין לעודד ולהשתתף בקיום כנסים בינלאומיים בישראל, בנושאים מדעיים וטכנולוגיים מובילים וחדשניים, בשיתוף מדענים וחוקרים מחוץ לארץ ומישראל. מימון: 20 עד 80 אלף ₪ (המימון בתנאי שלרשות המציע יעמדו מקורות משלימים לכיסוי הוצאות הכנס שאינם ממשרדי ממשלה אחרים או מהקרן הלאומית למדע בשיעור של 40% מעלות הכנס לפחות).

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

31.12 | Ministry of Energy and Water: Conferences, Seminars and exhibitions

משרד האנרגיה והמים: קול קורא להצעות להשתתפות המשרד בכנסים, ימי עיון ותערוכות

המשרד מזמין בזה להציע הצעות להשתתפותו בכנסים, ימי עיון ותערוכות, בתחומים הבאים:

א. בנושאי האנרגיה בכלל ובתחום האנרגיות המתחדשות בפרט.

ב. בנושאי דלקים וביניהם בין היתר, תחליפי דלקים לתחבורה, לייצור חשמל, גפ"מ ועוד.

ג. בנושאי הגז הטבעי, ובניהם בין היתר, LNG,CNG, GTL  תעשיות מבוססות גז טבעי ועוד.

ד. בנושאי משק החשמל הרלוונטיים לעבודת המשרד.

ה. בנושאי התייעלות אנרגטית.

ו. בנושאי חיפושי נפט וגז טבעי.

ז. בנושאי מדעי הים והאדמה.

ח. כל כנס או יום עיון אחר, הקשור במישרין או בעקיפין לפעולות המשרד, ויש בעצם הסיוע לו בכדי לתרום להתפתחות וקידום התחום.

המשרד לא ישתתף כספית בכנס, יום עיון או תערוכה, בסכום העולה על 100,000 ₪, מלבד מקרים חריגים שיקבלו את אישור ועדת המכרזים של המשרד, מנימוקים מיוחדים שירשמו.

http://energy.gov.il/InformationForPublic/tenders/Pages/GxmsMniTender44_13.aspx

 

 

Israeli - All Year Round:

 

Israel Anti-Drug Authority: Research Grants

Research in medical, behavioral and other fields related to drug and Alcohol addiction.

www.antidrugs.gov.il/template/default.aspx?catid=44

 

Israel Insurance Association Research Fund: Research Grants

The Fund welcomes applications for financial support for the purpose of conducting research on insurance matters, especially on the subject of motor bodily injury insurance, and other insurance branches of importance to the public interest (i.e Earthquake and other Natural hazards risks and insurance). Funding: ask the Research Authority - 2152

Eng: www.igudbit.org.il/eng/Index.asp?CategoryID=451

Heb: www.igudbit.org.il/Index.asp?CategoryID=420

Guidelines and form: www.igudbit.org.il/_Uploads/1616keren(1).doc

 

Israel Insurance Association Research Fund: Research Grants on Natural Hazards - Earthquakes / Sinkholes

The Fund issued a call for proposal dedicated to applied research on the following:

-Possible Earthquake in Israel and its implications;

-Sinkholes in the Dead Sea region;

Funding: the call specifies approximate amount of hundreds of thousands NIS over up to 3 years.

Detailed info.

 

MOST - BMBF: German-Israeli Cooperation in Water Technology - Young Scientists Exchange Program

In order to encourage young scientists to engage themselves in the Water Technology Research Program in the framework of the German-Israeli Cooperation, BMBF and MOST have initiated a young scientists exchange program. The program is open to Israeli and German diploma/M.Sc.-students, post graduates, doctoral degree students, and post doctorates candidates who wish to spend a training period in Israel or Germany for 1-6 months. Candidates are considered “Young Scientist” if no more than 3 years have passed since receiving the PhD.

http://most.gov.il/Information/Calls/Pages/kkmadaei-hayamim.aspx

 

The Israel Securities Authority (ISA) (HA'RASHUT LE'NIAROT ERECH): Research Grants

Research grants in amount of 5,000-40,000 NIS in subjects relevant to ISA activity.  

http://www.isa.gov.il/Download/IsaFile_4100.pdf

 

Britain - Israel Research and Academic Exchange (BIRAX) Regenerative Medicine Initiative: Short Term Fellowship Scheme

Supports research visits by UK and Israel researchers for up to six months to laboratories in the UK and Israel. It is an opportunity for researchers to establish or strengthen research links and to facilitate collaboration between the home and host research groups. ‘Early’ career researchers as PhD students and Post Docs are especially encouraged to apply, but not exclusively. The fields of research to be supported in the framework include but are not restricted to:

1. Developmental biology related to regenerative medicine

2. Stem cell biology related to cell therapy

3. Development of diverse Cell Therapy approaches

4. Tissue Engineering and Biomedical Engineering

5. Use of novel gene replacement technologies for therapeutic purposes

6. Endogenous Repair – stimulating self-repair mechanisms to promote cell or tissue regeneration

Funding: £2,100 per month plus £550 travel allowance. Fellowship period ranges btw. 1-6 months.

http://www.britishcouncil.org.il/en/programmes/science/birax/fellowship-scheme

 

National Insurance Institute of Israel: The Research Fund

המוסד לביטוח לאומי: קרן המחקרים

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

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

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

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

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

- מדדים לאיתנות פיננסית של תכניות הביטוח הסוציאלי.

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

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

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

 

Foreign:

 

30.7 | U.S Department of Health and Human Services- BARDA: Advanced Development of Medical Countermeasures for Pandemic Influenza

To promote innovations in technologies that may assist to advance medical countermeasures research and development, research and development of tools, devices, and technologies, and research to promote strategic initiatives, such as rapid diagnostics, broad spectrum antimicrobials, and vaccine manufacturing technologies. This program will support advanced development activities to mature candidate products and to better address considerations of the challenging lifecycle requirements of these products before and during a pandemic (e.g. shelf life, storage, distribution, and dispensing). Additional focus will be placed on medical countermeasures and devices suitable for use in at-risk populations. Multiple awards of various values will be granted, total funds allocated for the program are up to $300M.  Areas of Interest:

1. Personal Protective Equipment (Masks and Respirators) for Influenza Infection & All-Hazards

2. Full-Featured Continuous Ventilators for Influenza Infection and All-Hazards

3. Clinical Influenza Test Systems and Diagnostic Tools

4. Influenza Therapeutics

5. Influenza Vaccines

6. Influenza Vaccine Manufacturing Improvement

https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=2a07976de196772ee806e82d899bf38c&tab=core&_cview=1

 

31.7 | Ernst Abbe Fund: Otto Schott Research Award in glass and glass-ceramic sciences

The Award (in amount of € 25K) recognizes excellent researchers for their scientific and technological achievements in basic research and applications in the fields of glass and glass-ceramic sciences in the areas of optics and electronics, solar power, health, and lifestyle.

http://www.otto-schott-research-award.de/

 

31.7 | Cutaneous Lymphoma Foundation (CLF): 2014 CLARIONS Award Program in Cutaneous Lymphomas

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

• Etiology and risk factors of cutaneous lymphomas.

• Measures of disease impact on individuals and populations affected by cutaneous lymphomas.

• Translating discoveries into diagnostic and therapeutic advances in cutaneous lymphomas.

• Optimizing therapies for cutaneous lymphomas.

• Improving quality of life for individuals with cutaneous lymphomas

Funding: $25K for 1 yr.

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

 

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

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

http://www.lupusresearchinstitute.org/2014-distinguished-innovator-awards

 

31.7 | Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF): Multiple Opportunities

Innovative Grants: Supports highly innovative research with significant potential to accelerate the mission of JDRF with potential for a change in the current paradigm or conventional wisdom or to lead to a seminal discovery or to be groundbreaking. Funding $110K for 1 yr.

Career Development Awards: Designed to attract scientists early in their careers and to give them the opportunity to establish themselves in areas that reflect the JDRF research emphasis areas. Funding: $150K/yr for up to 5 yrs.

Early-Career Patient-Oriented Diabetes Research Awards: Support to investigators who plan to pursue a career in diabetes-related clinical investigation. Awards are made in the later stages of training and include the ability for recipients to transition to independent faculty or research appointments. Funding: $150K/yr for up to 5 yrs.

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

 

31.7 | Glaucoma Research Foundation: Shaffer Grants for Innovative Glaucoma Research - Preliminary Proposals

One-year grants in amount of $40,000 to support high-impact clinical, epidemiological and laboratory research based on our strategic research goals:

- Protect and restore the optic nerve;

- Accurately detect glaucoma and monitor its progress;

- Find the genes responsible for glaucoma;

- Understand the intraocular pressure system and develop better treatments; and,

- Determine the risk factors for glaucoma damage using systematic outcomes data.

http://www.glaucoma.org/research/applying-for-a-grant.php

 

31.7 | Brightfocus Foundation: Macular Degeneration Research Program – LOI

Provides provide initial funding for highly innovative experimental ideas, for researchers who have already generated some amount of preliminary data. Funding:  up to $160K over 2 years.

http://www.brightfocus.org/research/apply/main.html

 

31.7 | American Urological Association (AUA): 2014 Data Grants – LOI

Aim: Population-based, data-driven, specialty generalizable studies that use electronic health records, data maintained by the AUA, and other data sources already available to investigators that address key knowledge gaps and emerging research questions related to urological care delivery, workforce development, and health policy. To be eligible, applicants must be an AUA member in good standing at the time of application and throughout the duration of the project. Funding: up to $50,000.

http://www.auanet.org/research/aua-funded-grants.cfm

 

1.8 | Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Encapsulation Consortium: Developing and Testing Novel Encapsulation Technologies

JDRF is soliciting applications to encourage collaborations among bioengineers, chemists, immunologists, transplant researchers, and pancreatic beta cell biologists to incorporate engineering concepts and designs into current efforts toward improving islet encapsulation as a key component of cell replacement therapy for T1D. Funding: up to $350,000 per year, for up to 3 years. Innovative pilot and feasibility studies without significant preliminary data may request up to total $150,000 per year for 1 year. Applicants are strongly advised to consult with the JDRF Programmatic Contact by July 1, 2014 to discuss the responsiveness of their proposal to this program.

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

 

1.8 | Kenneth Rainin Foundation: Synergy Award in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

To encourage collaboration among health researchers from across disciplines to advance the study of IBD. The award will fund groundbreaking or unconventional methodologies, whose risky outlook is justified by the possibility of a major breakthrough. The Award provides $100K for one year to each investigator on the team, up to $300K. Additional funding will be available on a competitive basis after the initial grant term. To be considered for the Award, one or more of the researchers from the team must register and attend the Foundation’s 2014 Innovations Symposium, Taming the Microbiome - July 15-16, 2014.           

http://rainin-symposium.com/event/synergy-award

http://rainin-symposium.com

 

1.8 | DOD-CDMRP: Breast Cancer Research Program - Letter of Intent

- Era of Hope Scholar Award: Supports exceptionally talented, creative early-career scientists, within 6 years of their last training position, who are the “best and brightest” in their fields. PIs should articulate a vision that challenges current dogma and demonstrates an ability to look beyond tradition and convention. PIs should exhibit strong potential for leadership in the breast cancer community. Breast cancer advocates must be included in the research team. Funding: $2.5M / 5 years.

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

1.8 | Guggenheim Foundation: Violence Research

Proposals from any of the natural and social sciences and the humanities that increase understanding of the causes, manifestations, and control of violence, aggression, and dominance. HFG ordinarily makes awards in the range of $15K-$40K/year for 1-2 years.

http://www.hfg.org/rg/guidelines.htm

 

1.8 | International Myeloma Foundation: Brian D. Novis Research Award

- Junior Research Awards: candidate qualifications include the following: Completed postdoctoral studies or clinical fellowships no later than August; ability to devote a minimum of 50% of his/her time to the research project during the Award year; ability to provide a completed application with evidence of a meritorious research project. The Award may be used for laboratory supplies for the research proposed. Funding: $50K over 1 year.

- Senior Research Awards are targeted to established investigators with a track record in myeloma or related research, and are designed for projects which represent a different focus, direction or area of research from those in which they are currently funded.  In most cases, these awards will be for pilot projects to obtain sufficient funding for larger applications from NIH or similar larger funding agencies. Candidate qualifications: Ability to provide a completed application with evidence of a meritorious research project. Funding: $80K over 1 year.

http://myeloma.org/ArticlePage.action?tabId=0&menuId=0&articleId=69&aTab=-1&tBack=&tDisplayBack=true

 

1.8 | Migraine Research Foundation: Request for Proposals

The program welcomes all proposals relevant to basic or clinical migraine research, this year we are particularly interested in translational projects and those related to two areas: childhood migraine and migraine in women. Funding: up to $50,000 for one year.

http://www.migraineresearchfoundation.org/migraine-rfp.html

 

1.8 | Simons Collaboration on Ocean Processes and Ecology Investigator Awards

The purpose is to advance understanding of the biology, ecology, and biogeochemistry of microbial processes that dominate Earth’s largest biome: the global ocean. The Simons Foundation seeks to build a multi-disciplinary community of scientists, committed to partner in meaningful collaborations that will address some long-standing scientific challenges in microbial oceanography at a model ecosystem site located 100 km north of Oahu, Hawaii. Funding: $100,000 to $300,000 per year, for 3 years, with possible two-year renewal, subject to annual reviews.

http://www.simonsfoundation.org/funding/funding-opportunities/life-sciences/simons-collaboration-on-ocean-processes-and-ecology-simons-investigator-awards/

 

1.8 | National Alopecia Areata Foundation (NAAF): Multiple Opportunities

NAAF announced 2014 RFAs, with the objective to support research in finding a treatment or a cure for alopecia areata. These include:

- Investigator-initiated Research Grant Opportunities – Bridge grant, pilot and feasibility grant, mentored young investigator award, research grant, off-cycle grant. Funding: $25K-$100K for 1 to 3 yrs.

- Epidemiological Study Of Data In Alopecia Areata Registry, Biobank & Clinical Trials Network- Funding: $50K for 1 yr.

- Absence Of Skin Cancer In People With Alopecia Areata- Funding: $10K for 1 yr

http://www.naaf.org/site/PageServer?pagename=research_current_grants

 

1.8 | Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation: Young Innovators Team Award

Supports novel, innovative, transdisciplinary and translational team research (at least 2 young innovators per team) with potential of high clinical impact in lung cancer. Research conducted with human subjects (or on material of human origin such as tissues, specimens and cognitive phenomena) for which an investigator directly interacts with human subjects is preferred, including: Studies of mechanisms of lung cancer initiation, progression and metastases; Development of new technologies for the detection, treatment and prevention of lung cancer, Diagnostic and therapeutic interventions; Early detection of lung cancer, especially via non-invasive tools; Identification of mechanisms of resistance to current lung cancer modalities, Translational research in metabolism and nutrition. Funding: up to $500,000 per team over 2-3 years.

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

 

4.8 | Vasculitis Foundation: Research Program

The purpose of the program is to provide one- or two-year seed grants to support pilot studies in researching the: etiology; epidemiology; diagnosis; treatment, including approaches that would prevent complications; and development of coping skills for living with this disease. The goals are to improve the quality of life for patients with vasculitis and ultimately find the cause/s and cure for vasculitis. Funding: up to $50,000 for one year.  Some awards may be for 2 years.

http://www.vasculitisfoundation.org/research/research-program/

 

6.8 | National MS Society (NMSS): Research Grants

Studies related to MS that may serve in preventing, treating and curing MS and improving quality of life. NMSS supports fundamental as well as applied studies, non-clinical or clinical in nature, including projects in patient management, care and rehabilitation. Before submitting a proposal, investigators must consult the Research & Clinical Programs Department by phone or email to determine whether the research plan is appropriate and relevant to our goals. NMSS supports studies for terms of 1-5 years

http://www.nationalmssociety.org/ms-clinical-care-network/researchers/get-funding/research-grants/index.aspx

 

8.8 | Meso Foundation: Mesothelioma Research Grants

The Foundation awards research grants in amount of $50K/yr for 2 years in the field of malignant Mesothelioma. Encouraged projects include, but are not limited to, benchwork/translational/clinical investigations of:

1. Strategies for early detection of new or progressive disease;

2. Definition of targetable differences between normal and transformed mesothelium, and development of novel strategies for treatment, taking advantage of these targets;

3. Therapeutic intervention, including but not limited to: A) Immune Response Targeted Therapy; B) Novel chemotherapeutic compounds; and C) Novel radiation or surgical techniques;

4. Determination of clinical/molecular determinants for prognosis.

http://www.curemeso.org/site/c.duIWJfNQKiL8G/b.8578449/k.2D6B/Grants_for_Mesothelioma_Research.htm

 

11.8 | Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM): Vision Grants to improve patient care in the ICU

SCCM seeks to sponsor research efforts that will ultimately improve patient care in the ICU. Applications are encouraged that focus on expanding our basic knowledge of critical illness, clinical interventions to improve patient outcomes, technical aspects - such as electronic surveillance systems as well as studies exploring cultural and educational factors among ICU staff that either impede or facilitate a climate promoting best practice and error reduction. Funding: $50,000 for one year.

http://www.sccm.org/Research/grants/Pages/Vision-Grant.aspx

 

11.8 | Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH): Accelerating Medicines Partnership Type 2 Diabetes (AMP T2D)

AMP T2D aims to provide public access to high-quality human genetic and phenotypic data to allow evaluation of novel therapeutic targets for T2D and its complications. The strategy will be to integrate human genetics data through analysis of natural variations in human protein expression in order to identify and validate targets in vivo. Mutations of known molecular effect (e.g., loss of function) resulting in a desirable clinical outcome (e.g., protection from disease) without adverse consequences will be of special interest. Annotation of noncoding genetic variants associated with T2D, T2D-related quantitative traits, and T2D complications to enable identification of related gene targets will also be of importance.

http://fnih.org/work/key-initiatives/amp-type2-diabetes

Enhancement of AMP T2D Knowledge Portal

The successful organization(s) will provide a detailed plan to expand and enhance the currently existing NIH-funded Knowledge Portal prototype developed by the Broad Institute. The proposed work will result in an open-access knowledge portal for use by the broad scientific community. The work on the portal would consist of the following development modules: (1) Database integration (2) Genomic and Phenotypic Data Quality Control (3) Analytic tools (4) User Interface for the Portal (5) Integration of all the above components. Funding: Up to a total of $3M over 2 years.

http://bit.ly/Up6DwR

Genotypic and Phenotypic Data for AMP T2D Knowledge Portal

FNIH has specific interest in the human genotypic data from well phenotyped cohorts associated with the following: Genome-wide association studies (GWAS), exomes, genomes, and/or exome chip with corresponding with relevant individual level phenotype data, which may include (but is not limited to) the following:

x T2D status, sex, study age, age at diagnosis (if type 2 diabetes)

x Fasting and 2-hour glucose, insulin, C-peptide

x HbA1c, GAD Ab

x Adiponectin, leptin, creatinine

x Total cholesterol, LDL-C, HDL-C, triglycerides

x BMI, hip, waist, height, weight

x SBP, DBP

x DM, HT, lipid medsJ female hormone use

x Datasets that may enable identification of mutations of known molecular effect (e.g., loss of function) that result in a desirable clinical outcome (e.g., protection from disease) without adverse consequences.

Data provided should be able to answer the following queries: phenotype-based, gene- or pathway-based, variant-based and Subset. Funding: $100,000-$300,000 for 1-2 years.

http://bit.ly/1jT4UMr

 

12.8 | DARPA: Call for Proposal - Bacterial Predators as Therapeutics against Antibiotic-Resistant Pathogen – Abstracts

DARPA is soliciting proposals for research supporting the potential use of Bdellovibrio and/or Micavibrio bacterial predators as therapeutics against infections caused by Gram-negative antibiotic-resistant and priority threat pathogens. The program will answer three fundamental questions: 1) Are predators toxic to recipient (host) organisms? 2) Against what pathogens (prey) are predators effective? 3) Can pathogens develop resistance to predation? Funding: not specified. Duration: up to 3 years.

http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=259753

 

13.8 | WateReuse Research Foundation (WRRF): Methodology for Assigning Pathogen Removal Credits to Desalination Intake Wells

Programs' objectives are:

1. Evaluate methodologies and approaches currently practiced for making a determination as to whether or not an intake well is under the influence of surface water.

2. Evaluate methodologies available for determining the pathogen removal credit that can be verified for a given intake well.

3. Make recommendations for the preferred methodologies and demonstrate the validity of these methods on a full-scale seawater well to establish whether or not it is under the influence of surface water and provide pathogen removal credits for protozoa and virus.

Funding: $200,000 for 1 year.

* This project requires institutional matching funds of at least additional 25%. If you consider applying, please contact Robi: 2152, robertg@trdf.technion.ac.il

https://www.watereuse.org/node/3229

 

15.8 | Hirshberg Foundation For Pancreatic Cancer Research: Seed Grant in Pancreatic Cancer

The grant is intended: To provide start-up funding for basic scientists and clinicians who intend to test innovative ideas for improving diagnosis and to develop new treatment modalities for pancreatic cancer;  To obtain preliminary data required for additional funding from other agencies;  To impact on the understanding of pancreatic cancer cell biology, biochemistry, physiology, morphology and response to therapy;  To establish collaborations within the field for mutual projects that can be considered for further funding. The first PI has to be affiliated to a US institution but funds may be requested also for non-US partner.  Funding: $50K for one year with possible extension for one more year upon a competitive renewal/ progress report.

http://www.pancreatic.org/site/c.htJYJ8MPIwE/b.891985/k.3234/Seed_Grants.htm

 

15.8 | National Ataxia Foundation: Letter of Intent

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

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

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

 

15.8 | Denmark Ministry of Higher Education and Science - International Network Programme

Supports network activities between Danish and foreign researchers. Expenses covered: Workshops and conferences, international travel. Funding: up to DKK 200,000 (approx.. $36,000).

http://ufm.dk/en/research-and-innovation/funding-programmes-for-research-and-innovation/eu-and-international-funding-programmes/international-cooperation/international-network-programme-1

 

15.8 | International Foundation for Research in Experimental Economics (IFREE) Small Grants Program

The program research and education in experimental economics. Funding: up to $10K.

http://www.ifreeweb.org/WhatWeDo/ifreeSmallGrants.php

 

15.8 | Epilepsy Foundation: Multiple opportunities - LOI

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

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

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

 

15.8 | Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy: Bridge Awards - LOI

Purpose: to serve as an emergency temporary funding source for projects that have lost funding or are between funding sources in order that key projects, personnel or infrastructure may be preserved. Funding: up to $150K for 6 months (dollar for dollar matching required)

http://www.parentprojectmd.org/site/PageServer?pagename=Advance_grantees#

 

15.8 | Rettsyndrome.org: Funding Opportunities LOI

-Basic Research Program wishes to promote the understanding of MeCP2 in the pathogenesis of the neurobehavioral phenotype of Rett syndrome (RTT). We seek to gain a better understanding of the underlying pathology of the disorder leading to an amelioration of the symptoms and a cure for RTT.  Funding: up to $100K over 2 years.

- Mentored Training Fellowship Program supports scientists early in their career in both basic and clinical research in the field of Rett syndrome so that they become successful, independent basic research scientists and clinical investigators. These talented researchers will be the future leaders in the Basic, Translational and Clinical research areas for Rett syndrome. Funding: $100K over 2 years.

-Translational Research Program provides HeART (Help Accelerate RTT Therapeutics) awards are designed to promote the development and testing of therapeutics to treat and reverse Rett syndrome (RTT).. Funding: up to $150K for 2 years;

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

 

18.8 | Global Health Innovative Technology Fund (GHIT): Combatting Neglected Tropical Diseases - Intent to Apply

GHIT facilitates and funds partnerships between Japanese and non-Japanese organizations.

Funding opportunity for the development of new medicines, vaccines, or diagnostics for neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) that are prevalent in the developing world. Proposed projects   should address  exclusively the needs listed in the full RFP for the following diseases: Onchocerciasis, Lymphatic filariasis, Schistosomiasis, Leishmaniasis, Leprosy, Chagas, Human African Trypanosomiasis, Soil-Transmitted Helminths and Trachoma. The proposed collaboration project may include R&D activities from pre-clinical research (post-lead optimization) through licensure. The GHIT does not specify maximum funding.

https://ghitfund.org/afag/opportunities#

 

18.8 | Flight Attendant Medical Research Institute (FAMRI): Effect of Second Hand Tobacco Smoke Exposure on Respiratory Diseases – LOI

FAMRI is interested in clinical and translational research from basic molecular mechanisms of disease to occupational health. This year the subjects are limited to:

* Chronic sinusitis, including cilia abnormalities or alterations

* Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including chronic bronchitis and emphysema

Clinical Innovator Award: up to $100,000 per year, for up to 3 years.

Young Clinical Scientist Award/Fellow - Eligible are scientists that currently conducting research and have completed at least one year of a full-time research fellowship, but have not yet transitioned to a faculty position and do not expect to do so before July 1, 2015. Applicant must hold a PhD (or equivalent) on or after May 1, 2007. Funding: $75,000 per year, for 2 years.

Young Clinical Scientist Award/Faculty – Eligible are scientists that currently conducting research and have been a faculty member at the Assistant Professor level or below for three years or less. Faculty applicants are eligible if their appointment occurred between July 1, 2012 and July 1, 2015. Funding: $100,000 per year, for up to 5 years.

http://www.famri.org/researchers/current_and_upcoming_awards.html

https://famri-lois.aibs.org/

 

19.8 | Jerome Lejeune Foundation Research Grant - Accelerated Brain Aging Associated with Trisomy 21

The fund will consider projects leading to a better understanding of the mechanisms of accelerated brain aging associated with trisomy 21. Funding: 20,000 euro/yr foor up to 2 yrs.

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

 

22.8 | Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF): Translational and Clinical Research on Alzheimer’s Disease (Proposal due 5.9, LOI due 2 weeks prior)

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

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

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

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

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

* ADDF/NIH: financial assistance for relevant NIA and NINDS grant applications that were scored but not funded and fall within the ADDF’s current funding priorities (Application deadline is rolling)

* ADDF/ADCS BIOMARKER-BASED TARGET ENGAGEMENT STUDIES to SUPPORT CLINICAL DEVELOPMENT of NOVEL THERAPEUTICS for ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE: Support for pilot biomarker-based clinical trials of novel therapeutics for Alzheimer's disease. Highest priority: therapeutics which target engagement can be directly assessed in humans using serial cerebrospinal fluid sampling. The proposed study can augment an existing study or be a new pilot clinical trial.

* ADDF/AFTD Accelerating DRUG DISCOVERY for Frontotemporal Degeneration: Aim: accelerate and support drug discovery for FTD and related disorders (NOT basic research). Priority areas include:

Development of clinical, biochemical, or neuroimaging biomarkers to accelerate drug development and early diagnosis

High throughput screening in novel cellular assays relevant to FTD

Identification and in vitro testing of potentially disease modifying compounds or biologics, including medicinal chemistry refinement, ADME, toxicology, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacodynamics studies

Testing of lead compounds or biologics in a relevant model for preclinical proof of concept

Funding: up to $150K for 1 yr, with possibility of follow-on funding

PLEASE NOTE: THIS FUNDING WILL NOT SUPPORT APPLICATIONS FOR BASIC RESEARCH

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

 

28.8 | Spencer Foundation: Education Research Small Grants

Funding: up to $50,000. The following subjects may be funded:

* Education and Social Opportunity

* Organizational Learning

* Purposes and Values of Education

* Teaching, Learning, and Instructional Resources

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

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

* Initiative on Philosophy in Education Policy and Practice (up to $40,000) - no deadline, all year applications

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

 

29.8 | Wipe Out Kids’ Cancer (WOKC): research grants in pediatric cancers

WOKC supports research ranging from basic laboratory investigation to clinical management of pediatric cancers. Grants are offered to encourage the development of new information that contributes to the understanding, treatment, and cure of pediatric cancers. In addition, consideration will be given to projects that provide insight into information that may contribute to the development of new therapies for pediatric cancers. For all awarded grants, collaboration with a pediatric cancer treatment center and an institution with basic and/or clinical research programs are encouraged. Funding: up to $150,000 for one year.

http://wokc.org/WOKCResearchGrants_92.aspx

 

30.8 | Celgene Awards for Clinical Research in Hematology 2014

CAREER ACHIEVEMENT AWARD will be presented to an institution in recognition of a clinician’s research that has contributed greatly to the hematology field throughout his or her career. Funding: US $25,000.

YOUNG INVESTIGATOR AWARD will be presented to an institution in recognition of a clinician under the age of 45 who has made a noteworthy research contribution in clinical hematology during his or her career. Funding: US $15,000.

FUTURE LEADERS IN HEMATOLOGY AWARD will be presented to an institution in recognition of up to 5 fellows whose research have contributed greatly to the hematology field. For each fellow, award funds in the amount of US $10,000 will be offered.

http://celgenehemawards.com/

 

30.8 | Cerebral Palsy Alliance: Multiple opportunities

- Research Project Grants: Projects that address the causes, prevention and cure of cerebral palsy. Funding: $AUD10K- 250K ($USD 9.4K-235K), over 1-4 years.

- Career Development Grants: Purpose: to encourage researchers with diverse perspectives to build and maintain careers in the field of cerebral palsy research, and to facilitate basic science, epidemiological and clinical research into cerebral palsy. Funding: $AUD 10K-250K ($USD 9.4K-235K), over 1-4 years.

http://www.cpresearch.org.au/r_research%20grants_how%20to.html

 

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

* Eye irritation testing in vitro in practice – Database and testing strategy - This project is looking to establish a substantial data base of in vitro eye irritation/severe eye irritation tests for chemicals with reliable, existing in vivo data. Funding €500,000 over 1 year.

* Use of Ecosystem Services in Targeting Risk Assessment of Chemicals in the Environment ­ Objective: to facilitate engagement of the chemical industry, academia and regulators to help develop and evaluate the ES approach in guiding risk assessment schemes for any type of xenobiotic chemical. Funding €300,000 over 2 years

* Improving assessment of persistency through including adaptation; standardize methodology and assess ecological significance – Objective: Review examples of microbial adaptation in response to chemical exposure, assess the importance of adaptation with respect to environmental persistence, develop exposure methodologies to test substance under environmentally relevant test conditions. Funding €600,000 over 3-4 years.

* Mining data (bases) to expand the domain of applicability of chemical activity – Objective: to evaluate databases for the potential to expand the domain of applicability of chemical activity including but not limited to other, i.e. non-baseline toxicity modes of action, develop approaches/strategies for utilizing acute and chronic data of lesser quality, and determine chemical activities cluster in large in vitro data sets Funding €150,000 over 1.5-2 years.

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

 

31.8 | International Team for Implantology: Research Programs

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

Small Grant: for young clinicians who have been working within established groups and wish to expand their scope and level of responsibility. It is also intended for newer investigators who want to establish a track record in implant dentistry. This may be by pursuing their own research interests or by building up their own research group. Funding: up to $49,500.
Clinical or Laboratory Research Grant: for experienced researchers or research groups that have established a reputation for credibility and thoroughness in the field. Funding: up to $198,000.

http://www.iti.org/?a=1&t=0&y=3001&r=0&n=265&i=&c=25&v=page&o=&s

 

31.8 | FSH Society: the molecular genetics and cause of Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy - Letter of Intent

Regular Grants: research relevant to understanding the molecular genetics and cause of Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy (FSHD). Areas of interest include tissue, cell and molecular biology studies of FSHD and the development of animal models for FSHD. Research should involve isolation and characterization of the causative gene(s) and understanding of the genetic, neuromuscular and developmental mechanisms of the disease. Further, there is interest in the development of gene therapy and other therapeutic programs that may arise from that understanding. Funding: up to $45K/year for up to 2 years.

Senior Researcher Fellowship: research projects that contribute to identifying and understanding the basic defect of FSHD. Funding: up to $50K for one year with possible renewal for up to 3 years.

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

 

31.8 | Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals: Bayer HealthCare Grants4Targets Initiative

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

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

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

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

*Hematology: focus on hemophilia, anemia and thrombocytopenia.

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

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

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

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

 

31.8 | Baxter International: Baxter BioScience Grants

Currently interested in supporting research in the following areas:

- Immunology

- Neurology

- Hematology

- BioSurgery

- Pulmonology

 -Regenerative Medicine

Funding: up to $125K

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

 

31.8 | Amyloidosis Foundation: Research Grants

-Senior Research Grant: the grant program supports two research areas, basic scientific research and translational research.  Applicants will have completed their doctoral studies or clinical fellowship more than ten (10) years prior to application to this program. Funding: $100K for one year.

-Junior Research Grant: The grant program supports two research areas, basic scientific research and translational research.  Applicants will have completed their doctoral studies or clinical fellowship within ten (10) years prior to application to this program.  Although a mentor is not a requirement, the involvement of one will be considered in the feasibility view of the proposal.  Funding: $50K for one year.

http://www.amyloidosis.org/PhysiciansResearchers/grantprogram.html

 

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

Grant for the best proposals that address critical clinical issues of broad international significance. The grant competition is open to a broad range of topics relating to the clinical management of inherited bleeding disorders. Two levels of funding available: $10,000-$15,000 per year or $35,000-$50,000 per year, max period is 2 years.

http://www.wfh.org/en/our-work/crgp-grant-criteria-and-conditions

 

1.9 | Wings for Life Spinal Cord Research Foundation (WFL): Projects in Spinal Cord Research - Executive Summaries

WFL promotes basic and clinical research related to spinal cord injury. Projects may address all aspects of spinal cord lesions, nerve regeneration, trophic support of lesioned neurons, and functional changes induced by lesions - preferentially in mammals. Proposals should have a view to translation from the laboratory to the clinical setting and have the potential to provide real benefits to human patients. Clinical research projects can be situated in the fields of diagnosis, acute lesion management including surgery, neurology, urology, rehabilitation, and other areas related to paraplegia.

A- Individual Grants: this grant is intended only to cover the salary of the applicant: for established investigators, post-docs, PhDs and technicians (up to 42K/year).

B- Project Research Grants: intended to sustain a full research project. (70K year).

C- Translational studies: translational studies of promising concepts aiming to foster the translational process. A relevant clinical endpoint is envisaged.

D- Early stage clinical trials: early stage clinical trials (including diagnostic and interventional trials).

Scientists intending to apply for funding schemes of section C or D are requested to contact Wings for Life beforehand for detailed funding options, given a flexible funding format.

http://www.wingsforlife.com/en/latest/grant-application-479/

 

1.9 | European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF): Application for Beam Time ***

ESRF beamlines are designed for research in diverse areas as: engineering, physics, chemistry, crystallography, earth science, biology and medicine, surface and materials science, and are characterized by specific techniques of investigation. Beamlines of similar techniques or activities have been grouped together to form 10 Review Committees.

http://www.esrf.eu/UsersAndScience/UserGuide/Applying

Long-Term projects provide beamtime during up to six successive scheduling periods (three years). Application deadline for Long-Term Proposal is 15.1.2014.

http://www.esrf.eu/UsersAndScience/UserGuide/Applying/LongTermProjects

 

1.9 | The Ataxia-Telangiectasia Children's Project: Research Grant Program

The Project provides competitive grant awards for basic and translational research grants related to A-T. The Project is currently focusing its funding efforts on: translational (bench to bedside) research; clinical studies; proposals that apply innovative and novel strategies for suggesting, developing and evaluating specific disease-modifying and symptomatic interventions. Funding: 1- and 2-year projects are funded up to a max $75K/year. Grants of US$75,000 per year, however, are rare; grants in the $25K - 50K/year range are much more common.

http://www.communityatcp.org/GrantGuidelines

 

1.9 | EFSD and Lilly: European Diabetes Research Programme

Supports diabetes basic and clinical research and aims to increase public awareness and political understanding of the magnitude and burden of the disease.

Funding: €100,000. The duration of each award may be one year or longer.

http://www.europeandiabetesfoundation.org/index.php/ct-menu-item-5/14-sample-data-articles/159-efsd-lilly

 

1.9 | Mizutani Foundation for Glycoscience: Studies in Glycoscience

Basic and applied studies on glycoconjugates: their organic chemistry, biochemistry, biophysics, molecular biology, cellular biology and medical sciences. Funding: up to 7,000,000 yen (~$68K) for one year. Recent success rate - 12%.

http://www.mizutanifdn.or.jp/grant/apply.html

 

1.9 | Barth Syndrome Foundation: 2013 Request for Research Proposals - LOI

Funding for basic science and clinical research on the natural history, biochemical basis, and treatment of Barth syndrome. Two types of grant awards: IDEA grants for 1-2 years, and DEVELOPMENT grants for 2-3 years with budgetary maximums of $50,000 or $100,000, respectively over the full period. A “Letter of Intent” is required for DEVELOPMENT grant applicants by 1.9. The LOI is optional for IDEA grant applicants.

http://www.barthsyndrome.org/english/view.asp?x=1635

 

3.9 | American Association of Cancer Research (AACR):

Team Science Award - The Award will recognize an outstanding interdisciplinary research team for its innovative and meritorious science that has advanced or likely will advance our fundamental knowledge of cancer or a team that has applied existing knowledge to advance the detection, diagnosis, prevention or treatment of cancer. Prize of $50,000.

http://www.aacr.org/home/scientists/scientific-achievement-awards/team-science-award.aspx

AACR-CRI Lloyd J. Old Award in Cancer Immunology - The award is open to all active cancer immunologists whose outstanding and innovative research in cancer immunology has had a far-reaching impact on the cancer field. The recipient of the award will receive an honorarium of $10,000 and give a 50-minute lecture during the AACR Annual Meeting 2015 in Philadelphia, PA (April 18-22, 2015).

http://www.aacr.org/home/scientists/scientific-achievement-awards/cancer-immunology-award.aspx

 

5.9 | Fondation Leducq Transatlantic Networks of Excellence in Cardiovascular and Neurovascular Research

The principal aims of this program are to develop international cardiovascular and neurovascular research networks which benefit from a demonstrable collaborative advantage. Networks are awarded up to US$ 6,000,000 over 5 years.

The program is now open to investigators worldwide, with the exception of the coordinator role, which has to be from North America or Europe. Israeli researchers may participate, but not as coordinators.

http://fondationleducq.org/transatlantic-networks-of-excellence/overview/

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

5.9 | Toyota Foundation Research Grant Program: Exploring New Values for Society

The program provides two frameworks; joint research projects and individual research projects. For both frameworks, the solicitations is for ambitious projects that are founded on creative concepts that reflect a youthful perspective and whose results can help change people's ways of thinking - regardless of their country or region of origin or their social position and circumstances - and can lead to actions that bring about solutions to the issues faced. Examples of projects: natural resources cross-generational ethics, designing social and economic systems for sustainable development, communities revival and social isolation alleviation, appropriate burden sharing resulting from natural and manmade disasters and minimize the risks associated with future disasters, new ideas on conflict resolution, preserve native cultures and histories. Funding: for Joint Research Grant 4 million yen/year ~ $40,000; for Individual Research Grant 1 million yen/year ~ $10,000 for up to 2 years.

https://www.toyotafound.or.jp/english/program/research.html

 

10.9 | Parkinson's UK: Innovation Grants

Looking for high-risk, high-reward research that could lead to exciting breakthroughs in the causes, treatment and cure of Parkinson's, tackling major scientific or technical hurdles in the field. Funding: £35K for one year.

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

 

10.9 | Pezcoller Foundation-AACR International Award for Cancer Research

The Award was established to annually recognize a scientist: who has made a major scientific discovery in basic cancer research OR who has made significant contributions to translational cancer research; who continues to be active in cancer research and has a record of recent, noteworthy publications; and whose ongoing work holds promise for continued substantive contributions to progress in the field of cancer. The Award amount: €75,000. The winner will give a 50-minute award lecture at the AACR Annual Meeting 2015 in Philadelphia, PA (April 18-22, 2015).

http://www.aacr.org/home/scientists/scientific-achievement-awards/pezcoller-aacr-international-award.aspx

 

10.9 | Meningitis Research Foundation: Research Grant - Preliminary Proposal

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

* Research pertinent to MenB prevention

* The burden of GBS/neonatal meningitis

* Practical research, interventions and partnerships in Eastern Africa

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

http://www.meningitis.org/grants

 

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

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

 

12.9 | Thrasher Research Fund: Early Career Award Program in children’s health - Concept Submission

Funds research topics important to children’s health. Both incidence and severity are considered when determining the significance of a problem being studied. Eligible to apply are: 1. Physicians who are in a residency/fellowship training program, or one year after.  2. Post-doctoral researchers up to 3 years after the Ph.D.  Funding: up to $25K over 2 years. Success rate: 20%.

The fund has also a regular grant of ~$230K over 3 years where concept proposals are accepted any time.

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

 

15.9 | Scleroderma Foundation:  Established Investigator Award

This award seeks applications from promising established investigators both inside and outside the field of scleroderma research who wish to propose pilot studies to obtain preliminary data dealing with a highly innovative and/or highly relevant theme related to the disease. This grant will support pilot research that is likely to lead to more substantial unlimited research project grants from federal or non-federal sources.  Funding: up to $150K for up to 3 years.

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

 

15.9 | Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts

-Production and Presentation Grants: assist individuals with the production-related expenses that are necessary to take a project from conceptualization to realization and public presentation. These projects include, but are not limited to, publications, exhibitions, installations, films, new media projects, and other public programs. Projects must have clearly defined goals, work plans, budgets, and production and dissemination plans. Individuals applying for Production and Presentation Grants should have a Committed Producer(s) for the project, that is, an entity committed to producing and/or presenting the project with the individual, such as a publisher, exhibition venue, etc. Funding: up to $20,000 over 2 years.

-Research and Development Grants: assist individuals with seed money for research-related expenses such as travel, documentation, materials, supplies, and other development costs. Projects must have clearly defined goals, work plans, and budgets. Upon completion of research projects, recipients must complete a research report and provide documentation that can be archived at the Graham Foundation and/or presented on our website. Funding: up to $10,000 for 1 year.

http://www.grahamfoundation.org/grant_programs

 

15.9 | American Society of Pharmacology: The David Lehr Award for Improving Human Health

Award is intended to extend funding for preclinical or clinical research directed towards improving human health, and provides “bridging” funds to enhance a grant application for competitive renewal, or for extensions, or to acquire preliminary data in support of a new grant submission. PI must be an ASPET member. Funding: $50K/yr for 2 yrs.

http://www.aspet.org/awards/aspet/lehr/

 

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

Call for research that helps integrate new technologies that offer innovative approaches and contributes to a better understanding of the information environment and user expectations and behaviors. Research related (but not limited) to the following areas is encouraged:

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

* Social media, learning, and information-seeking behavior

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

International proposals and collaborative projects are encouraged. Priority will be given when possible to proposals from junior faculty. Funding: up to $15,000 for 1 year. 

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

 

15.9 | NBIA Disorders Association: Research Grants for Pantothenate Kinase-Associated Neurodegeneration (PKAN)

One-year grants for clinical and translational research studies related to the early detection, diagnosis, or treatment of patients with Pantothenate Kinase-Associated Neurodegeneration (PKAN). Our research priorities for 2014 support studies to develop rational therapeutics for PKAN, discover and validate biomarkers of disease, delineate the molecular cascades that lead to early cellular changes in PKAN, advance understanding of why the globus pallidus is selectively vulnerable to defective PANK2, propose novel ideas to advance the understanding or treatment of PKAN. We are not considering applications for mouse models, stem cell studies or natural history studies this grant cycle. Funding: up to $45K for 1 year.

http://www.nbiadisorders.org/research/grants-program-funding-opportunities

 

19.9 | Alpha-1 Foundation: In-Cycle Grant Opportunities - LOI

Pilot and Feasibility Grant – Objective: to encourage the development and testing of new hypotheses and/or new methods in research areas relevant to AAT Deficiency. Funding: up to $40K for 1 year.

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Grant - Objective to provide support for postdoctoral research fellows who are starting their research careers and are working in the laboratories of established researchers or conducting research with the mentorship of established researchers or who intend to pursue a career in AAT research, who will be focusing 50% of their time to AAT Deficiency research or clinical practice. Funding: up to $50K / yr for up to 2 yrs.

Research Grant – Objective: to encourage the development of new information that contributes to the understanding of the basic biology of AAT expression, and the pathogenesis/management of AAT Deficiency, or to projects that provide insight into the development of information that may contribute to new therapies for AAT Deficiency. Funding: up to $100K / yr for up to 2 yrs.

Scientific Meeting Sponsorship Grant - approx. $5K

Travel Grant – approx. $1K

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

 

22.9 | Prostate Cancer Foundation: Global Treatment Sciences Challenge Award For Lethal Prostate Cancer

PCF Challenge Awards support large-scale team science research projects. Focus: Correlative research around either clinical trials of novel agents or strategies or standard of care, developing or validating biomarkers that guide therapy in patients or further our understanding of the mechanism by which therapies work. Actual trials or treatments themselves will not be supported. High-risk, first-in-field and currently unfunded projects are most desired. Funding: up to $1 million over 2-3 years.

http://www.pcf.org/atf/cf/%7b7c77d6a2-5859-4d60-af47-132fd0f85892%7d/RFA-2014-GTSN-CHALLENGE.PDF

 

25.9 | Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI): Call for 2015 Stockholm Water Prize Nominations

A valid nominee for the Stockholm Water Prize should have made outstanding achievements of lasting significance in:

a) Outreach and Awareness Raising

b) Policy and Practices

c) Research (basic and applied)

Nominations are welcome from anyone with sufficient knowledge about the nominee, with exceptions of persons that have a kinship or a monetary relationship with, or are immediate superiors of the nominee. Self-nominations are not allowed. Prize is $150,000.

http://www.siwi.org/prizes/stockholmwaterprize/how-to-nominate/

 

25.9 | Conquer Cancer Foundation: Clinical Research Awards

Career Development Award Provides cancer research funding to clinical investigators in the 1st-3rd year of faculty appointment to establish an independent clinical cancer research program. Research must have a patient-oriented focus, including a clinical and/or translational research involving human subjects. Proposals with a predominant focus on in vitro or animal studies (even if clinically relevant) are not allowed. Funding: $200,000 over 3 years

Young Investigator Award Provides cancer research funding to promising young physicians during the final years of training to support the transition to a faculty appointment and to encourage quality research in clinical oncology. Funding: $50,000 for one year.

http://www.conquercancerfoundation.org/cancer-professionals/funding-opportunities/open-funding-opportunities

 

26.9 | American Epilepsy Society: Seed Grant Program

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

https://www.aesnet.org/research/fundng_resources/aes_research/seed_grant_program

 

28.9 | Global Young Academy: Call for Membership
GYA primary aim is to unlock the potential of young scientists from around the world; working together, this group can provide new insights on major challenges in scientific capacity-building and science-based education, policy and international issues. The GYA seeks to mobilize young scientists from around the world in their creative prime... to come together to address topics of global importance.. The vibrancy of the GYA results from the energy of its members who are passionate about the role of science in creating a better world. The call is open for applications from researchers working in any evidence-based discipline, including the natural sciences and medicine, engineering, social sciences, arts and humanities. Applicants should be in the early years of their independent research (aged 30-40).

http://www.globalyoungacademy.net/membership/2014-call-for-new-members

 

30.9 | Fritz Thyssen Foundation:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Call for nominations to honor an outstanding researcher whose scientific achievements have expanded our understanding of cancer and cancer causation, whose vision has moved cancer research in new directions, and whose discoveries have resulted in notable advances in cancer prevention, diagnosis, or treatment. The Prize recipient will be honored at a formal dinner and award ceremony and will also receive a $25,000 cash prize.

http://www.nfcr.org/nominations

 

30.9 | The Bruno and Ilse Frick Foundation for Research on ALS: Research Grants

Basic biomedical research related to understanding the cause of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). There is no geographical limitation. Funding: 100K CHF over 2 years.

http://frick-fondation.ch/index.html

 

30.9 | ARVO Foundation for Eye Research: Multiple opportunities:

-Genentech Age-related Macular Degeneration Research Fellowships

Available to newly established investigators who are age 45 or younger at the application deadline. 2 fellowships of $40,000 will be awarded for 1 year in each of the following areas:

* Basic research in the understanding of AMD.

* Translational AMD research focusing on therapeutics (not yet in clinical trials).

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

- Vistakon Contact Lens Research Fellowship

Available to newly established investigators who are age 45 or younger at the application deadline and have received their MD, PhD or equivalent degree after June 2004. One fellowship of $40,000 will be awarded for 1 year, which will highlight basic research, including contact lens care and cleaning requirements.

http://www.arvo.org/foundation/Awards_and_Grants/Vistakon_Contact_Lens_Research_Fellowship/

 

30.9 | Austrian Academy of Sciences: Joint Excellence in Science and Humanities Call Pilot Phase 2014

Purpose: Stimulate mutual cooperation of Austrian scientists with partners worldwide to enable the participating scientists to develop their own scientific programs and to submit competitive applications for internationally recognised grants. Target countries: target countries: Brazil, China, Iran, Israel, Croatia and Ukraine. Funding: Research visits between a minimum of two months (60 calendar days) and a maximum of six months (180 calendar days). For incoming participants, accommodation, daily allowances and international airfare will be financed. On the basis of individual examination in exceptional cases further costs may be financed.

http://www.oeaw.ac.at/forschung-institute/oeaw-international/joint-excellence-in-science-humanities/call-pilot-phase-2014/

 

30.9 | Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy: Exploratory Awards

Purpose: for the development of preliminary data for new ideas or studies that are highly relevant to Duchenne muscular dystrophy therapy development. Funding: Not specified. Duration: 1 year

http://www.parentprojectmd.org/site/PageServer?pagename=Advance_grantees#

 

1.10 | NATO: Science for Peace and Security Programme (SfP)

SfP grants support applied research and development for collaborative research and development projects, workshops, institutes, and training involving scientists from NATO nations and partner countries. Grant applications must be submitted jointly by a person from a NATO country and a person from a partner country (Israel). Grant amount is up to €400K per project, for 3 years. Priority Research Topics (www.nato.int/cps/en/natolive/85291.htm):

Counter-Terrorism: Protection methods for critical infrastructure supplies and personnel / Human factors in defense against terrorism / Detection technologies against terrorist threats for explosive devices and other illicit activities / Risk management, best practices and technologies in response to terrorism.

Energy Security: Innovative energy solutions for the military; battlefield energy solutions; and renewable energy solutions with military applications / Energy infrastructure security / Maritime aspects of energy security / Technological aspects of energy security.

Cyber Defense: Critical infrastructure protection, including sharing of best practices, capacity building and policies / Support in developing cyber defense capabilities, including new technologies and support to the construction of information technology infrastructure / Cyber defense situation awareness.

Defense against CBRN Agents: Protection against, diagnosing effects, detection, decontamination, destruction, disposal and containment of CBRN agents / Risk management and recovery strategies and technologies / Medical countermeasures.

Environmental Security: Security issues arising from key environmental and resource constraints: including health risks, climate change, water scarcity and increasing energy needs, which have the potential to significantly affect NATO’s planning and operations / Disaster forecast and prevention of natural catastrophes / Defense-related environmental issues.

Enhance support for NATO-led operations and missions…

Security-related Advanced Technology: Emerging technologies including nanotechnology, optical technology, micro satellites, metallurgy, and the development of UAV platforms.

Border and Port Security: Border and port security technology / Cross border communication systems and data fusion / Expert advice and assessments of border security needs and best practices.

Mine and Unexploded Ordinance Detection and Clearance: Development and provision of advanced technologies, methodologies and best practices / Solutions to counter improvised explosive devices.

Human and Social Aspects of Security related to NATO’s strategic objectives.

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

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

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

 

1.10 | John Templeton Foundation: Core Funding Areas (Online Funding Inquiry Form)

** Science & the Big Questions:

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

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

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

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

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

** Character Development

** Freedom & Free Enterprise

** Exceptional Cognitive Talent & Genius:

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

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

 

1.10 | National MS Society (NMSS): Pilot Research

Support for short-term research in areas where preliminary data are scant or nonexistent. Designated to support unique or novel ideas with the potential to open significant new areas of research on multiple sclerosis. Funding: $40K for 1 year.

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

 

1.10 | EFSD Janssen Programme for the Study of the Role of the Kidney in Diabetes

Intended to stimulate and accelerate basic and clinical research aimed at understanding the role of the kidney in diabetes. The emphasis of the Programme is on renal glucose handling and metabolism, and in particular its physiological and pathophysiological role in type 2 diabetes. Funding: Up to Euro 100,000. The duration of each award may be one year or longer, depending upon needs.

http://www.europeandiabetesfoundation.org/index.php/ct-menu-item-5/91-articles/148-janssen-kidney

 

1.10 | Cogito Foundation: Research Grants for Interdisciplinary Research

Purpose: to know how the gap between the cultures came to be about, what caused it and how it developed. What has been done so far to bridge it and how successfully? What else could be done? Research proposals that address such questions are welcome. Projects that require real interdisciplinary research cooperation among humanists and scientists may also be funded as a means to address the practical side of these questions. Funding: Not specified. Duration: up to 3 yrs.

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

 

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

The program supports qualified young scientists at leading universities and research centers around the world who wish to receive training in cancer immunology. The Institute seeks hypothesis driven, mechanistic studies in both immunology and tumor immunology. The applicant and sponsor must clearly state the potential of the proposed studies to directly impact our understanding of the immune system’s role in cancer risk, tumor initiation, progression, metastasis, host response to tumors and/or the treatment of cancer.  The fellowship provides a stipend of $50,000 for the first year, $53,000 for the second year, and $57,000 for the third year.

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

 

1.10 | Stanley Medical Research Institute: Regular Treatment Trials in Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder

The purpose of this program is to support the testing of medications to assess their efficacy for treating schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. SMRI is especially interested in supporting the testing of medications that are unlikely to be tested by pharmaceutical companies because they are not commercially profitable. At any given time, SMRI is supporting 75-100 treatment trials, the majority of which are on generic and/or off-label medications. Funding: up to $300K/yr for up to 3 yrs.

http://www.stanleyresearch.org/dnn/TreatmentTrials/tabid/62/Default.aspx

 

1.10 | TREE Fund: Jack Kimmel International Grant Program for Arboriculture and Urban Forestry Research

The program is funding arboriculture and urban forestry research.  Funding: max $10,000 over 1-3 years. Proposals in the following priority areas are more likely to be funded, but all proposals will be considered:

* Root and soil management

* Propagation, planting and establishment of trees

* Plant health care

* Risk assessment and worker safety to both tree workers and the public

* Urban forestry

http://www.treefund.org/grants/research-grants/kimmel

 

1.10 | SHRM Foundation: The Evolution of Work and the Worker

The SHRM Foundation seeks to fund high-impact research on all aspects of human resource management with a focus on addressing current challenges or understanding emerging trends. This year's trend on focus is the evolution of work and the worker as a result of the globalization of business, changing demographics and changing patterns of mobility. The foundation seeks new models and effective practices-development, testing and evaluation in a set of specific topics as specified at: http://tx.technion.ac.il/~research/SHRM_2014.pdf . Funding: $200,000 for entire project.

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

 

1.10 | Scoliosis Research Society (SRS): Funding opportunities

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

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

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

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

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

 

10.10 | Promobilia Foundation Award to Promote Development of Technical Aids for the Disabled

Goal: to improve the condition of disabled, to promote the development of technical aids so that disabled persons could benefit of a more active life, mainly, but not solely, for mobility handicapped. Funding: up to SEK 10M (Approx. $1.5M).

http://www.promobilia.se/summary-in-english/

 

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

- Standard Award: funding of $250,000 over 3 years for researchers who have already generated some amount of preliminary data, but often still require significant progress before they can apply to governmental or industrial funding agencies.

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

http://www.brightfocus.org/research/apply/main.html

 

14.10 | European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID): Young researchers programs 2015

These grants help young (born after 1.1.75) and excellent investigators to pursue groundbreaking research in the fields of clinical microbiology and infectious diseases. Research may be based on laboratory investigations, clinical studies, experimental animal studies, or a combination of these. Funding: €20,000 for 1 year.

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

 

15.10 | International Team for Implantology: André Schroeder Research Prize

For new findings in implant dentistry, oral tissue regeneration and related fields. Funding: CHF 20K (~$22K)

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

 

15.10 | ALS Therapy Alliance (ATA) Grant Funding

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

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

 

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

CurePSP promotes research that helps generate an integrated picture of PSP and CBD at the molecular & cellular levels. Funding: Up to $100K over 3 years. The research plan is limited to 3 pages. Particular interests:

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

2. Understand the role of tau protein processing.

3. Understand cellular energy metabolism and oxidative stress perturbations.

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

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

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

7. Develop animal models.

8. Develop tools for early diagnosis.

9. Develop treatments that improve the symptoms.

10. Develop interventions to arrest the progression and/or restore lost function.

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

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

 

15.10 | Google: Faculty Research Awards program

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

Economics and market algorithms

Geo/maps

Human-computer interaction

Information retrieval, extraction, and organization

Machine learning and data mining

Machine perception

Machine translation

Mobile

Natural language processing

Networking

Policy and standards

Privacy

Robotics

Security

Social networks

Software engineering

Speech

Structured data and database management

Systems (hardware and software)

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

 

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

Purpose: to support of Angelman syndrome (AS) research. Highest priority will be given to pilot projects to test new ideas about pathogenesis and therapeutics of AS. Funding: up to $100,000 per year for 1 or 2 years..

http://www.angelman.org/research/1-million-for-angelman-syndrome-research/

 

15.10 | Getty Foundation: Library Research Grants

The Library Research Grants provide partial, short-term support for costs relating to travel and living expenses to scholars whose research requires use of specific collections housed in the Getty Research Institute. The Grants are intended for scholars of all nationalities and at any level who demonstrate a compelling need to use materials housed in the Research Library. Projects must relate to specific items in the library collection (www.getty.edu/research/tools). Grants range from $500 to $2,500, depending on the distance traveled. The research period may range from several days to 3 months, between February 15, 2014, and January 15, 2015.

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

 

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

Acceleration of European basic and clinical research focusing on innovative approaches to treat type 1 and/or type 2 diabetes through increased understanding of the underlying pathophysiological processes.  Funding: €100,000. Duration of each award may be one year or longer. Larger funding requirement are also invited to apply.

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

 

17.10 | American Chemical Society (ACS) - Petroleum Research Fund (PRF): New Directions Grants

The New Directions (ND) grants program provides funds to scientists and engineers with limited or even no, preliminary results for a research project they wish to pursue, who intend to use the PRF-driven preliminary results to seek continuation funding from other agencies. ND grants are to be used to illustrate proof of concept/feasibility. Accordingly, they are to be viewed as seed money for new research ventures. Funding: $110,000 over 2 years. Estimated number of grants awarded: ~100/year.

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

 

27.10 | Progeria Research Foundation Research Grants

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

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

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

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

 

29.10 | Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research:

Target Validation Program Spring 2015 Review Cycle - Pre-Proposal

The Target Validation program supports work to determine whether manipulation of a defined biological target provides a disease-relevant beneficial outcome in a whole animal, mammalian model of PD. MJFF does not have any pre-conceived preferences for particular targets submitted to the Target Validation program. Funding: up to $250K over 2 years.

https://www.michaeljfox.org/research/grant-detail.php?id=16

Therapeutic Pipeline Program (stage 1 proposal)

The Therapeutic Pipeline Program supports PD therapeutic development along the entire preclinical and clinical path. Proposals may seek support of key steps along the entire therapeutic pipeline. Although MJFF is open to any creative therapeutic strategy, ideal applications should focus on: strategies that protect or restore degenerating and/or dysfunctional neurons affected in PD, strategies to alleviate disabling motor and non-motor symptoms of PD and strategies to alleviate complications of PD treatment including dyskinesias and other disabling side effects. MJFF will commit up to $10 million to the Therapeutic Pipeline Program with the intention to support multiple awards. There is no set budget limit for proposals and applicants may request up to 2 years of funding for preclinical development or up to 3 years of funding for clinical development.
https://www.michaeljfox.org/research/grant-detail.php?id=9

* Informational Conference Call for both programs*: September 19, 2014 at 12pm US EDT. MJFF will hold a 45-minute conference call to clarify and explain the goals of this funding initiative and answer applicant questions. To participate in the call and receive call-in details, please RSVP via email to conferencecalls@michaeljfox.org

 

31.10 | International Foundation for Research in Paraplegia (IRP): Grants in the field of CNS Regeneration, Neuroprotection and Functional Restoration with special emphasis on the spinal cord

This program seeks research proposals studying mechanisms of injury and repair, as well as long term recovery. Funding: up to CHF 75K /yr, for up to 2 yrs.

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

 

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

- Research Prize: is awarded to researchers on the basis of the significance of their scientific contributions in the cellular, molecular and clinical aspects of spinal cord development, plasticity and regeneration following lesions. The Prize sum of 100,000 Swiss Francs (~ $112K) is to be used for research purposes (personnel, equipment or supplies).

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

- Research Grant: Basic and Clinical Research on CNS Regeneration, Neuroprotection and Functional Restoration with special emphasis on the spinal cord. Funding: 75,000 Swiss Francs (~ $78K) for 1 year; 150,000 Swiss Francs (~$155K) for 2 years on the basis of scientific quality and relevance to paraplegia for research proposals studying mechanisms of injury and repair, as well as long term recovery. Applications from start up groups are welcome.

http://www.irp.ch/en/research/grants.php  

- Post-doctoral Fellowship: to young scientists who are either from Switzerland and who want to join an outstanding laboratory or clinic abroad, or from abroad and who wish to work in Switzerland. There are two types:  a fellowship for up to 2 years in an outstanding basic research laboratory specialised in one or several aspects of CNS and spinal cord lesions and repair, preferentially in mammals; or, a 1 year fellowship in a clinical research laboratory situated in the fields of diagnosis and acute lesion management of spinal cord injury, including surgery, neurology, urology, rehabilitation, and other areas related to paraplegia.  Funding:  combined living, research, and travel allowance of 79,000 Swiss Francs per year, with additional expenses covered depending on a fellow's situation.

http://www.irp.ch/en/research/fellowship.php

 

31.10 | Sasakawa Peace Foundation (SPF): International understanding, exchange, and cooperation

Regular Projects:

Efforts to Ensure Peace and Security in the International Community: (1) Peace Building and Security Issues; (2) Non-Traditional Security Issues

Addressing Positive and Negative Aspects of Globalization: (1) Market and Disparities Issues; (2) Issues Involving Demographic Changes and Population Movement; (3) Interface Issues between Science and Technology and Society

Funding: $20K-$100K per year for 1-3 years.

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

 

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

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

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

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

3. Evaluating new therapies in clinical trial.

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

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

 

31.10 | Warren Alpert Foundation Prize Nominations

The Warren Alpert Foundation Prize recognizes one or more scientists whose scientific achievements have led to the prevention, cure or treatment of human diseases or disorders, and/or whose research constitutes a seminal scientific finding that holds great promise of ultimately changing our understanding of and/or ability to treat disease.

The $250,000 Prize is open to scientists, physicians, and researchers.

http://alpertprize.hms.harvard.edu/nomination/

 

31.10 | Barth Syndrome Foundation: 2013 Request for Research Proposals

Funding for basic science and clinical research on the natural history, biochemical basis, and treatment of Barth syndrome. Two types of grant awards: IDEA grants for 1-2 years, and DEVELOPMENT grants for 2-3 years with budgetary maximums of $50,000 or $100,000, respectively over the full period. A “Letter of Intent” is required for DEVELOPMENT grant applicants by 1.9. The LOI is optional for IDEA grant applicants.

http://www.barthsyndrome.org/english/view.asp?x=1635

 

1.11 | Wenner-Gren Foundation: Anthropological research

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

1.11 | Partnership for Clean Competition (PCC): Pre-application

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

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

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

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

 

1.11 | Glaucoma Foundation: Glaucoma Research

Grants to researchers striving to improve the lives of glaucoma patients through novel innovations and scientific advances. The area of current focus is exfoliation syndrome and exfoliation glaucoma. Initial grant funding for a one-year period is for up to $40,000; a grantee may apply for a grant renewal of up to $50,000.

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

 

1.11 | Cancer Research Institute (CRI): Clinic and Laboratory Integration Program (CLIP) - LOI

Grants to explore clinically relevant questions aimed at improving the effectiveness of cancer immunotherapies. The program will support basic, pre-clinical, and translational research, which will provide information that can be directly applied to optimizing cancer immunotherapy in the clinic. Funding: $100,000 per year for 2 years.

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

 

1.11 | Multiple Sclerosis Foundation- MSF: Grant Program

The Multiple Sclerosis Foundation is concerned with the physical, emotional, and social impact on people diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and their families. MSF strives to ensure the best quality of daily life for those coping with MS through implementation of an extensive array of patient services. The initial contact should be made by letter of inquiry stating the amount sought, purpose of the grant, and nature of the organization requesting the grant. Please include an e-mail address if available. All grant requests, excluding the Brighter Tomorrow grant, must be postmarked between September 1 and November 1 of each year.

http://www.msfocus.org/Requesting-a-Grant.aspx

 

1.11 | American Tinnitus Association:  Research Grant Program

The program financially supports scientific studies investigating tinnitus. Studies must be directly concerned with tinnitus and contribute to ATA's goal of finding a cure. Funding: max of $150K at $50K/YR over three years.

http://www.ata.org/research/grant-program

 

3.11 | ARVO/Merck Innovative Ophthalmology Research Award (IORA)

The Awards, for researchers aged 45 or younger, are based upon a single paper that has been published or is scheduled for publication in a peer-reviewed journal between 1.9.13 - 31.12.14, and is relevant to one of the 2015 topics: Ocular surface, Glaucoma. A first place prize of $15,000 and two second place prizes of $10,000 will be awarded in each of two categories for a total of $70,000 in awards

http://www.arvo.org/foundation/Awards_and_Grants/Merck_Innovative_Ophthalmology_Research_Awards/

 

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

Goal: to advance innovative research promoting advances in the etiology, prevention, and treatments of Glaucoma

Standard Award: provides funding for researchers who have already generated some amount of preliminary data, but often still require significant progress before they can apply to governmental or industrial funding agencies. Funding: $100K over 2 years.

http://www.brightfocus.org/research/apply/main.html

 

5.11 | Wellcome Trust: Seeding Drug Discovery

The aim of Seeding Drug Discovery is to develop drug-like, small molecules that will be the springboard for further research and development by the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry in areas of unmet medical need. A two-point entry system has been introduced to enable projects at an earlier stage in development to be competitive for funding as well as to progress later-stage projects further towards clinical trials. Organisations located outside of the UK should contact Innovations staff regarding their proposed project. Proposals will be taken forward by invitation only. Uninvited applications will not be considered. UK organisations may contract or collaborate with overseas organisations.

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

 

14.11 | Parkinson’s Disease Foundation: International Research Grants Program (IRGP)- Letter of Intent

the program is designed to promote innovative, "high risk/high reward"  research that has a high potential to significantly advance the knowledge of Parkinson's disease but little likelihood of securing funding through more traditional sources.  The goal of the IRGP is to enable investigators to demonstrate the feasibility of their ideas while generating preliminary data necessary for the support of future funding. Funding: up to $75,000/year for up to 2 years. Letter of Intent is 500 words.

http://www.pdf.org/en/grant_funding_irg#Eligibility 

 

15.11 | American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP):

AFSP funds innovative research in all areas related to suicide. In an effort to stimulate research in understudied areas, we select priority areas for funding. Priority area research applications are reviewed along with the general pool of grant applications, with priority given to the designated areas. We aim to fund at least one to two priority area grants among those awarded in each cycle. While we encourage applications in our priority areas, we also encourage and welcome all applications related to preventing suicide. AFSP Priority Areas for 2013–14 are Anxiety Disorders or Alcohol and Other Substance Use Disorders. These disorders may be studied alone or in combination with other disorders.

- Distinguished Investigator Grants: for investigators at the level of associate professor or higher with an established record of research and publication on suicide (up to $100,000 over 2 years). 

- Standard Research Grants: for investigators at any level (up to $90,000 over 2 years).

- Linked Standard Research Grants: for investigators at any level performing research involving 3 or more unique sites (up to $225,000 over 2 years).

- Young Investigator Grants: for investigators at or below the level of assistant professor (up to $85,000 over 2 years).  

- Postdoctoral Research Fellowship: for investigators who have received a Ph.D., M.D., within the preceding 6 years and have had no more 3 years of fellowship support (up to $104,000 over 2 years). 

- Pilot Grants: for investigators at any level, these grants provide seed funding for new projects that have the potential to lead to larger investigations. These grants typically entail feasibility studies rather than hypothesis-driven research (up to $30,000 over 1-2 years). 

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

 

18.11 | Spencer Foundation: Education Research Small Grants

Funding: up to $50,000. The following subjects may be funded:

* Education and Social Opportunity

* Organizational Learning

* Purposes and Values of Education

* Teaching, Learning, and Instructional Resources

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

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

* Initiative on Philosophy in Education Policy and Practice (up to $40,000) - no deadline, all year applications

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

* ADDF/NIH: financial assistance for relevant NIA and NINDS grant applications that were scored but not funded and fall within the ADDF’s current funding priorities (Application deadline is rolling)

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

 

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

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

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

• Potential Growth: productivity, rigidities, structural reforms

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

30.11 | Bayer: Hemophilia Awards Program

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

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

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

* Projects evaluating how to prevent inhibitor development.

* Clinical studies focusing on treatment modalities for hemophilia.

* Understanding the therapeutic mechanism of action of FVIIa

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

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

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

* New delivery options for these molecules, including gene therapy

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

1.12 | Gerda Henkel Foundation: Research projects in historical humanities

The Foundation funds German and foreign academics in the fields of historical humanities. Research projects in the following fields are supported in particular: History; Prehistory and Early History; Archaeology; Art History; Historic Islamic Studies; Legal History; and History of Science. Grants are awarded for research projects or research scholarships with specific funding modules. Application for small grants, up to €15,000 can be submitted any time.

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

1. Cyber Security as a Governmental Task

2. Public Administration and Human Security

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

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

5. Security Strategies between Doctrine Formation and Implementation

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

 

12.12 | International Association for Dental Research (IADR)

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

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

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

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

* Adhesives for removable prosthetic devices,

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

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

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

 

15.12 | Gruber Foundation: Nominations for Myriad Science Prizes

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

31.12 | The Jewish Guild Healthcare: Bressler Vision Science Prize

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

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

 

31.12 | Baxter International: Baxter BioScience Grants

Currently interested in supporting research in the following areas:

- Immunology

- Neurology

- Hematology

- BioSurgery

- Pulmonology

 -Regenerative Medicine

Funding: up to $125K

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

 

31.12 | Allen Foundation: Human Nutrition

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

www.allenfoundation.org/commoninfo/aboutus.asp

 

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

CurePSP promotes research that helps generate an integrated picture of PSP and CBD at the molecular & cellular levels. Funding: Up to $100K over 3 years. The research plan is limited to 3 pages. Particular interests:

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

2. Understand the role of tau protein processing.

3. Understand cellular energy metabolism and oxidative stress perturbations.

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

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

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

7. Develop animal models.

8. Develop tools for early diagnosis.

9. Develop treatments that improve the symptoms.

10. Develop interventions to arrest the progression and/or restore lost function.

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

http://goo.gl/NdFTHA

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

9.3.15 | Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA):

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

IARPA research links:

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

- Evaluate protocols and regimens for bone marrow transplants

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

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

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

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

 

16.3.15 | Merck Serono:

Grant for Multiple Sclerosis Innovation

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

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

Grant for Oncology Innovation - Letter of Intent

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

30.7.15 | U.S Department of Health and Human Services- BARDA:

* Advanced Research and Development of Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Medical Countermeasures

The Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority solicits the advanced research and development of medical countermeasures for chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear agents that threaten the U.S. civilian population. This research is anticipated to advance candidate medical countermeasures towards FDA licensure/approval and consideration for acquisition. Research Areas of Interest (further described in Part I of the announcement):

1. Vaccines (Anthrax)

2. Antitoxins and Therapeutics (Viral hemorrhagic fevers viruses and Anthrax) 

3. Antimicrobial Drugs

4. Radiological and Nuclear Threat Countermeasures  

5. Chemical Threat Countermeasures

6. Diagnostics

Multiple awards of various values will be granted. Deadlines for submission of White Papers for areas 1, 2, 3, 6 are: 30/7/14, 31/10/14, 30/1/15, 30/4/15, 30/7/15. Areas 4 and 5 are open for continuous submission until expiration date, 30/7/15.

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

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

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

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

 

Foreign - all year round:

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

Cancer Research:

 

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

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

http://solvingkidscancer.org/work/grants

 

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

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

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

 

The Gateway for Cancer Research: Treatment Innovator

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Liddy Shriver Sarcoma Initiative: Sarcoma Research Grants Program

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

- understanding the molecular biology of sarcomas

- exploring "molecular targets" for new sarcoma therapies

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

- translational studies

- studying vaccines, monoclonal antibodies, and mTOR inhibitors

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

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

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

- research directed at the early detection and diagnosis of sarcoma

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

 

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

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

 

Neurological Disorders and NeuroScience:

 

Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF)

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

Neurotrophic Factors Challenge 2014: one year grants of $125K in the following topics:

- projects aimed at understanding the interactions between neurotrophic factors and alpha-synuclein that could inform future therapeutic strategies.

- novel neurotrophic factors that may be more efficacious than known neurotrophic factors or possess properties, such as brain penetrability, that make them more desirable as potential therapeutics

- efforts to develop noninvasive approaches to deliver neurotrophic factors to the brain

Dyskinesia Challenge 2014: one year grants of $125K for identifying and validating novel and innovative targets for dyskinesia therapies. Pre-clinical studies revealing new pathways, other than the following already explored with MJFF support:

- Serotonergic system: in order to control its inappropriate dopamine release, using partial 5-HT1A/1B agonists

- Overactive glutamatergic system: with an antagonist of mGluR5 or with a selective activation of mGluR4

- Nicotinic receptor subtypes: with selective ligands of the nicotinic acetylcholine receptors

- Altered opioidergic neurotransmission: using mu opioid receptor antagonists

LRRK2 Challenge 2014: one year grants of $125K focused on relevant areas of LRRK2 that can help achieve the following goals:

- Improve biological understanding of LRRK2 function and PD-associated dysfunction to inform effective therapeutic targeting of LRRK2;

- Identify and overcome barriers to developing LRRK2-targeted therapies through engagement with Industry and the LRRK2 therapeutic field.

- Improve clinical understanding of LRRK2 parkinsonism that can inform ultimate therapeutic clinical trials;

- Develop critical LRRK2 research tools that can enable and accelerate the field.

Biospecimen and Tissue Resource: MJFF has supported several pre-clinical and clinical efforts that have generated valuable data, biospecimens and tissue resources for the research community: PD Progression Marker's Initiative / LRRK2 Cohort Consortium / Fox Investigation for New Discovery of Biomarkers / Preclinical Tissue / DATATOP / 24-Hour Biofluids / Rush University Brain Bank / Arizona PD Consortium / PD Smartphone Data Challenge. Researchers may request access to these resources with or without funding requests (up to $250K).

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

 

Dana Foundation: Clinical Neuroscience Research Grant Program

Dana is inviting grant proposals for "first in man" studies involving a few patients with devastating brain disease for which there currently is no effective treatment. Funded researchers set up "controlled clinical studies" in a small number of patients with a specific brain disease, based on promising animal studies suggesting that a specific therapy either treated the condition or prevented it from getting worse. In these controlled clinical studies, the new therapy is tested in some of the patients while the other patients continue to receive currently available treatment. Through this process, clinical researchers determine whether the tested new therapy shows initial promise beyond currently available treatment. Grant studies can receive up to $300K over 3 years.

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

 

Hereditary Disease Foundation: Research Grants and Postdoctoral Fellowships in Huntington's disease - Letters of Intent

Research projects that will contribute to identifying and understanding the basic defect in Huntington's disease. Areas of interest include trinucleotide expansions, animal models, gene therapy, neurobiology and development of the basal ganglia, cell survival and death, and intercellular signaling in striatal neurons. Budget: Research Grant: $50K for one year, PD Fellowship: $40,500 - $56,000 for one year.

www.hdfoundation.org/funding/grants.php

 

Autism Speaks: Suzanne and Bob Wright Trailblazer Award

Support for a small investigator-initiated high risk/high impact project. Must be highly novel, "out of the box" autism-relevant research that is potentially transformative, paradigm shifting, and/or overcome significant roadblocks in autism research. Funding: $100K for one year.

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

 

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

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

http://sfari.org/funding/grants

 

Other

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

Broad Foundation - Broad Medical Research Program: Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Grants

Funding for up to 2 years for basic or clinical IBD research projects that: are innovative; are in the early stages of exploration; will improve diagnosis, therapy or prevention of IBD in the near future. In addition, BMRP wants to attract scientists who are not currently working in IBD to apply their knowledge, expertise and techniques to IBD research. Interdisciplinary collaboration is strongly encouraged. Requests for funding must be preceded by a brief Letter of Interest.

Special Requests for Proposals:  Differences in IBD incidence between developing and developed countries. BMRP is funding innovative research into the possible reasons for low and high incidence of IBD in different areas of the globe. Proposals should be exploratory in nature or designed as pilot.

http://www.broadmedical.org/

 

Eu. Foundation for the Study of Diabetes (EFSD): Renold Fellowships for Young Scientists

Enables young scientists (age < 35 years (PhD) or < 40 (MD/PhD with clinical training)) to travel and stay up to 3 months at other institutions in order to learn different scientific techniques. Funding: € 8,000.

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

 

Immune Tolerance Network (ITN): Clinical Trials and Assays & Biomarkers in diseases of the immune system - Concept Proposals

ITN is a non-profit, government-funded consortium of researchers working together to establish new treatments for diseases of the immune system. The ITN conducts clinical trials of specialized immune tolerance therapies in the following areas:

* the prevention of organ transplant rejection (in liver, kidney and islet transplantation)

* the treatment of autoimmune diseases (such as type 1 diabetes, multiple sclerosis, lupus and others)

* the prevention and treatment of allergies and asthma

Clinical Trials: ITN accepts applications for novel clinical trials, in the areas of:

Islet Transplantation

Kidney & Liver Transplantation

Autoimmune Diseases

Allergy & Asthma

Assays & Biomarkers: ITN accepts applications for the development of novel tolerance assay or mechanistic studies, for the purposes of establishing new surrogate markers of immune tolerance and investigating the mechanisms of clinical tolerance.

** ITN does NOT accept proposals for non-human or preclinical studies.

www.immunetolerance.org/professionals/proposals/guidelines

 

Institut Mérieux: Research Grants Programme

Institut Merieux’ strategic fields of interest are: infectious diseases, cancer, cardiovascular diseases and food and water safety/nutrition/health.  Mérieux grants are open to basic, clinical-and/or technology-driven research projects. These grants are very flexible and awarded upon examination of a short (3 pages + CV) proposal and a careful scientific evaluation carried out 3 times a year (January, May, October). Two types of Grants are available:

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

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

http://www.technion.ac.il/~research/Merieux_Research_Grants_2013.pdf

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

 

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/grantapplications

 

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

Gold Foundation funds unsolicited projects, such as research, lectures, curriculum development, community outreach, cross cultural education, and the publication of literary writings related to the practice of humanistic medicine, which can be self-sustained and replicated. Funding: $250 - $25,000.

http://www.humanism-in-medicine.org/index.php/programs_grants/gold_foundation_programs/grant_requests

 

Cicatricial Alopecia Research Foundation (CARF)

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

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

 

European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO): Short-term fellowships to advance molecular biology research by helping scientists to visit another laboratory for applying a technique not available in the home laboratory. The fellowships are only provided for exchanges between 2 EMBC member states and are not awarded for exchanges between two laboratories within the same country. The fellowships cover travel plus subsistence of the fellow alone.

http://www.embo.org/funding-awards/fellowships/short-term-fellowships

 

Michelson Grants: non-surgical sterilization products or technologies for use in dogs and cats

Found Animals will provide up to $50 million in multiple, multi-year international grants through the Michelson Grants in Reproductive Biology, for promising research in pursuit of non-surgical sterilization products or technologies for use in dogs and cats. The Foundation seeks proposals for up to $250,000 USD per year for up to 3 years of funding.

http://michelson.foundanimals.org/michelson-grants

 

The Human Frontier Science Program (HSFP): Short-Term Fellowships (2 weeks to 3 months)      International collaboration in interdisciplinary, basic research in the life sciences, to support researchers early in their careers who wish to work in a laboratory in another country, to learn new techniques or to support the establishment of collaborations in a new area of research. A candidate from a non-supporting country (Israel) may apply to work in a research institution in any of the supporting countries: Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, Belgium, Canada, Cyprus (EU part only), Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Korea, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK and USA.  The Fellowships will cover travel and living expenses.  

www.hfsp.org/how/appl_form.php

 

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

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

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

 

Alpha-1 Foundation: Out of-Cycle Grant Opportunities

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

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

 

Social Sciences, Education and Humanities:

 

Gerda Henkel Foundation: Small Grants in Historical Humanities

The Foundation funds German and foreign academics in the fields of historical humanities. The following fields are supported in particular: History; Prehistory and Early History; Archaeology; Art History; Historic Islamic Studies; Legal History; History of Science. Funding: up to €15K for the Small grants program. Higher amounts can be requested in the Foundation regular program.

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

 

National Center for Responsible Gaming (NCRG): Seed Grant

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

-Prevention of gambling disorders

-Outcome research on behavioral and pharmacological treatment strategies

-Decision-making and neuroeconomics

-The impact of new gaming technology on gambling and gambling disorders

-Gambling among minorities, especially Native Americans, and issues of health disparities

-Impact of DSM-5 changes in pathological gambling diagnosis

-Biogenetic vulnerabilities to gambling disorders

-Animal models

-Gambling among the elderly and emerging adults.

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

 

Spencer Foundation: Philosophy in Educational Policy and Practice

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

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

 

General purpose:

 

DFG: Individual Grants Programme

DFG - the Germany research foundation funds German scientists but Israeli partners can be funded as subcontractors.

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

 

Humboldt Foundation:

Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Awards

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

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

Humboldt Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers

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

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

Humboldt Research Award

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

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

 

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

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

 

Leverhulme Trust (UK): International Networks

These collaborations enable a British PI to lead a research project where its successful completion is dependent on the participation of overseas institutions. Applications for research on any topic are eligible for support. However, an exception is made for areas of research supported by specialist funding agencies and in particular for medicine. Funding: £125K over 3 years.

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

 

DOD – Office of Naval Research (ONR): Naval International Cooperative Opportunities (NICOP) in Science and Technology Program- White Papers

Mechanism to encourage international science and technology (S&T) cooperation in areas of interest to the Naval Research Enterprise (NRE) by providing seed funding when the Office of Naval Research (ONR) headquarters or other organizations within the NRE commit to out-year program funding. A successful proposal should pull together a team of international and US scientists to address problems of naval S&T interest. A NICOP is not intended to continue projects already underway. When requesting support for scientists who have previously worked together, or are presently collaborating, the proposed project must clearly involve new ideas, new funds and usually the introduction of new participants.

** Due to previous contacts with ONR, Interested applicants are advised to contact the research authority before initiating submission (Robi – 2152, Olga – 1745). 

http://www.onr.navy.mil/Science-Technology/ONR-Global/funding-opportunities/NICOP.aspx

 

DOD – Office of Naval Research (ONR): Collaborative Science Program - international workshops / conferences

The program provides financial support for international workshops and/or conferences in order to achieve specific goals:

1) Planning cooperative science and technology (S&T) programs with researchers in the Naval Research Enterprise (NRE)

2) Identifying and discussing outstanding S&T issues in areas of Department of Navy (DoN) interest

3) Developing long-term relationships between DoN and international science and technology sponsors

4) Maintaining ONRG connectivity with the international scientific community in the focus areas outlined in the Naval Science and Technology (S&T) Strategic Plan.

A formal proposal for financial assistance should be made by the conference organizers or authorized representative at least 12 weeks, but not more than one year, prior to the date of the proposed conference.

** Due to previous contacts with ONR, Interested applicants are advised to contact the research authority before initiating submission (Robi – 2152, Olga – 1745). 

http://www.onr.navy.mil/Science-Technology/ONR-Global/funding-opportunities/conference-support-program.aspx

 

Microsoft Azure for Research Award Program – Bi-monthly RFPs

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

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

 

Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF):

International Short Visits

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

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

​International Exploratory Workshops

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

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