Research Authority - Technion R&D Foundation
Active Funding Resources: Full list
The list is arranged by deadlines chronological order (dd.mm), first Israeli divided by RFPs and Workshops, then Foreign
סך התקציב המוקצה במסגרת זו הינו 15מיליון ₪.
29.10 | ISF: Petroleum Alternatives for Transportation – Pre-proposals
The general aim of the program is the generation and development of novel Petroleum Alternatives for Transportation. Funding: NIS 400,000 / year for 4 years + NIS 180,000 for equipment. *Researchers with active ISF grants are also eligible to apply
31.10 | Rappaport Family Trust Fund: Rappaport Prize for Excellence in Bio-Medical Research
קרן משפחת רפפורט: פרס רפפורט למצוינות בתחום המחקר הביו רפואי
פרסי רפפורט, אחד לחוקר בכיר ואחד לחוקר צעיר, מוענקים מדי שנה למדענים שימצאו ראויים לכך בגין מחקר רפואי או ביו-רפואי אשר פוטנציאלית יתרום לקידום בריאות האדם ושיש בו מצוינות, פריצת דרך או חידוש ושמקדם באופן משמעותי תחום רפואי ספציפי כגון פיתוח תרופה או הבנה חדשה לגבי אופן טיפול במחלה ספציפית. מימון: 60,000$ לפרס החוקר הבכיר, 40,000$ לפרס החוקר הצעיר. חברי מכון רפפורט לא יוכלו להיות מועמדים לפרס.
31.10 | Altman Research Center: Call for Research in Dietary supplements and Probiotics - Abstract Submission (Postponed from 30.9)
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- firstname.lastname@example.org .
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.
* 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.
1.11 | Ministry of Agriculture: Call for Research Proposals in the Field Crops Sector – Summer 2015
משרד החקלאות: קול קורא להצעות מחקר בענף הפלחה – גידולי קיץ 2015
הזמנה להגשת הצעות מחקר בתחום גידולי קיץ. עדיפות תינתן לעבודות שתתאמנה ליעדי הענף :
חמניות- בחינה והתאמת זנים איכותיים, פיתוח טכנולוגיות לשיפור נביטה, אגרוטכניקה לשיפור יבולים ואיכותם והגנת הצומח.
חימצה- טיפוח זנים איכותיים, הגנת הצומח והעלאת רווחיות.
גרעיני אבטיח לפיצוח - שיפור רווחיות הגידול, עידוד חברות כימיקלים לרישוי חומרי הדברה, הגנת הצומח ופיתוח ממשק השקיה ודישון.
כללי - פיתוח שיטות וטכנולוגיות גידול שמטרתן הגדלת הכנסתו של החקלאי, כגון: חקלאות מדייקת וחישה מרחוק.
מימון: להצעות אזוריות חד שנתיות עד 5,000 ₪. הצעות מצומצמות שיש להן עניין בהיקף ארצי ושמשכן עד שנה, עד 20,000 ₪. להצעות מורחבות שמשכן עד 3 שנים ניתן לבקש מימון ליותר מ20,000 ₪ לשנה.
4.11 | Ministry of Environmental Protection Chief Scientist: General Topics
המשרד להגנת הסביבה לשכת המדענית הראשית: קול קורא בנושאים סביבתיים כלליים
המשרד להגנת הסביבה פונה לציבור החוקרים בארץ בבקשה להגיש הצעות מחקר בנושאי הבאים (פירוט נוסף מופיע בקישור):
*מחקרי ים תיכון – מימון: עד 250,000 ₪ למשך שנה אחת (תמומן הצעה אחת).
*תחליפי נפט לתחבורה – מימון: 200,000-350,000 ₪ לתקופה של עד שנתיים.
*הפקת אנרגיה מפסולת ביומסה – מימון: עד 200,000₪ לתקופה של עד שנתיים.
*קרקעות חקלאיות וסביבה– מימון: עד 150,000₪ לתקופה של עד שנה אחת (תמומן הצעה אחת).
*זיהום אויר מתחבורה - מימון: עד 100,000 ₪ למשך חצי שנה עד שנה אחת.
*בניה ירוקה - מימון: עד 200,000 ₪ למשך עד 3 שנים.
במסגרת פניה זו ניתן להגיש הצעות למחקרים מדעיים, סקרים או סקרי התכנות.
על ההצעה להיכתב בשפה העברית.
5.11 | MOST: Water and Environment Technologies
משרד המדע: קול קורא לקבלת הצעות מחקר הכוללות מגמות יישומיות בתחום טכנולוגיות מים וסביבה
משרד המדע, משרד התשתיות, האנרגיה והמים, רשות המים, המשרד להגנת הסביבה ומשרד הכלכלה מפרסמים בזאת קול קורא לקבלת הצעות מחקר למימון מחקרים בעלי אופי לאומי, הכוללות מגמות יישומיות בתחום טכנולוגיות מים וסביבה, אשר עוסקות באחד מנושאי המחקר הבאים:
1. בחינת ההשפעות של טכנולוגיות התפלה על הסביבה הימית: כולל הזרמת תמלחות ובכללן כימיקלים שונים, יניקת מי ים והשפעתה הפוטנציאלית על האקולוגיה הימית לרבות אוכלוסיית הפלנקטון, ועוד.
2. פיתוח טכנולוגיות להתראה על זיהום מי הים ממקורות יבשתיים ומתשתיות ימיות צמודות לחוף: כולל פיתוח שיטות לחישה מרחוק וביו-אינידיקטורים.
3. פיתוח שיטות מיטביות וישימות כלכלית לטיפול בשפכים ובבוצת מט"שים עירוניים, לרבות זיהוי מזהמים: כולל טיפול לרמת איכות בוצה סוג א' עפ"י התקנות, אפיון וטפול בחומרים ממקור תרופתי, סילוק זרחן ועוד.
4. פיתוח שיטות מיטביות וישימות כלכלית לזיהוי וטיפול בשפכים תעשייתיים.
5. זיהוי, איתור ופיתוח פתרונות לדליפות מצנרת מים וביוב.
תינתן עדיפות למחקר שיוגש בשיתוף מטעם מספר מוסדות וכן למחקר רב-תחומי. מימון: עד 1.75 מיליון ₪ ל- 3 שנים. כוונת המשרדים לאשר ולממן כ-3-5 מחקרים.
הנחיות למילוי הטופס המקוון: http://goo.gl/rdclcc
6.11 | Israel Anti-drug authority: Research Proposals
הרשות למלחמה בסמים ובאלכוהול: קול קורא להצעת מחקר בתחום השימוש בסמים ובאלכוהול
מטרה: להעריך את הפעילות המתבצעת בתחום השימוש בסמים ובאלכוהול, כבסיס לגיבוש מדיניות. עדיפות תינתן למחקרים שישלבו חשיבה רב-תחומית ו/או עבודה מעבדתית מגוונת, ויכוונו לנושאים הבאים:
*חקר היבטים תרבותיים, חברתיים קוגניטיביים והתנהגותיים הקשורים לסמים ואלכוהול
*אלכוהול וסמים ובטיחות בדרכים:
*מחקרי הערכה של תכניות טיפול ושיקום הקימות בשטח
*הערכת תכניות, מודלים וגישות התערבות בתחום המניעה
*מחקרי הערכה בנושא אפקטיביות טיפול במכורים בקרב מתבגרים ו/או בוגרים
*מחקרים בתחומי מדעי החיים, מדעי המוח, רפואה וכדומה
מימון: לא פורסם רף מקסימלי. בשנים קודמות מומנו מחקרים החל מ-20,000 ₪, ועד ל-100,000 ₪ ואף יותר, לשנה.
12.11 | Ministry of Health (MOH)- Public Health Related Food and Nutrition Research Fund: 2015 Call for Pre-proposals
משרד הבריאות-קרן מחקרים ומלגות בתחום המזון והתזונה שלהם השלכה על בריאות הציבור: קול קורא לשנת - 2015 הצעה מקדמית
יתקבלו לשיפוט הצעות מחקר שתהיינה קשורות ישירות לנושאי מזון ותזונה ותדגמנה חדשנות בתחומים (פירוט נוסף מופיע בקישור):
*חדשנות פורצת דרך בתעשיית המזון והתזונה (כגון: Personalized Nutrition, Nutrigenomics, ועוד).
*השפעות מזון ותזונה על מהלך מחלות, כולל מחקרים באפידמיולוגיה ובריאות הציבור
*תזונה ומזון לאוכלוסיות ייחודיות (כגון: קשישים, ספורטאים, נשים הרות)
*פיתוח מזון ממקורות טבעיים בשיטות טכנולוגיות או ביוטכנולוגיות חדשות שלהם השפעה על הבריאות
לא יתקבלו לשיפוט הצעות על תוספי מזון ותוספי תזונה, כולל הוספה למזון של ויטמינים, תרופות ופרוביוטיקה וכן הצעות בנושא המיקרוביום. יתרון יינתן למחקרים בשיתוף פעולה בין מוסדות שונים ולמחקרים בהם ישולבו סטודנטים לתואר דוקטור. מימון: 150,000 ₪ עד מיליון ₪ ל- 2-3 שנים.
תבנית להגשת הצעה מקדמית: http://tx.technion.ac.il/~research/Pre_Application_form_grant_KMM.doc
13.11 | BSF-NSF program in Computer Science
No official guidelines publicized yet
The second round of the BSF-NSF program in Computer Science is expected in late 2014
According to the agreement between the two foundations, the BSF carries its regular competition in Computer Sciences as part of its conventional research grant program.
In the awarded grants, both the Israelis and the Americans are eligible for BSF funding.
In parallel, the NSF publishes a new program, which is open only for
those Americans who submitted to the regular program of the BSF.
NSF deadline is 14.11; application to BSF by 19.11
19.11 | BSF-NSF Program in Ecology and Evolution of Infectious diseases (EEID)
NSF deadline is 19.11; application to BSF by 24.11
The program supports research on the ecological, evolutionary, and socio-ecological principles and processes that influence the transmission dynamics of infectious diseases. The central theme of submitted projects must be quantitative or computational understanding of pathogen transmission dynamics. Projects should be broad, interdisciplinary efforts that go beyond the scope of typical studies. Regardless of the system or approach taken, a proposal must have a significant focus on the ecology of disease transmission to be eligible for funding. Projects focusing on marine systems are no longer accepted, except for those dealing with aquacultural systems within the purview of the USDA-National Institute of Food and Agriculture.
Funding is up to $100,000/year for the duration of the grant, up to 3 years according to NSF.
It is strongly advised for all potential applicants (including Israelis) to read description of the current program in the Solicitation of the NSF:
It is also advised to confirm that the proposed research subject suits the program's objectives - when all questions regarding the applicability of the proposed research for this program should be directed by the U.S. partner to the program officer at the NSF
7.1.15 | ISF and NSFC: Israel-China Project Proposals in Mathematics, Computer sciences, Nanotechnology and Earth sciences
Israeli-Chinese collaborative research proposals in above areas are solicited. Funding: up to NIS 370,000/year for 3 years + NIS 278,000 for equipment for the Israeli side.
14.1.15 | BSF-NSF Joint Program in Cyber Security
NSF deadline is 14.1; application to the BSF by 19.1
This program is intended to encourage collaboration by US and Israeli researchers in all fields of Cyber Security. Topics of particular interest include cyber-physical systems security, privacy, secure software, and cryptography. Funding: The BSF will fund the Israeli partner with up to $100,000/year. US researchers should obtain pre-approval from NSF before submission. It is also strongly advised for all potential applicants (including Israelis) to read description of the current program in the Solicitation of the NSF:
16.1.15 | BSF-NSF Joint Program in Environmental Biology - Pre-proposals
NSF deadline is 16.1; application to the BSF by 20.1
The program supports fundamental research on populations, species, communities, and ecosystems. Scientific emphases range across many evolutionary and ecological patterns and processes at all spatial and temporal scales. Areas of research include biodiversity, phylogenetic systematics, molecular evolution, life history evolution, natural selection, ecology, biogeography, ecosystem structure, function and services, conservation biology, global change, and biogeochemical cycles. Research on organismal origins, functions, relationships, interactions, and evolutionary history may incorporate field, laboratory, or collection-based approaches; observational or manipulative experiments; synthesis activities; as well as theoretical approaches involving analytical, statistical, or computational modeling. Funding: The BSF will fund the Israeli partner with up to $100,000/year. If you consider applying, it is very important to check the applicability of the proposed research for this program with the program officer at the NSF (questions should be directed by the U.S. partner). It is also strongly advised for all potential applicants (including Israelis) to read description of the current program in the Solicitation of the NSF:
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.
* 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.
. Larger sums are available for workshops organized with the Institute for Advanced Studies.
15.12 | Aharon Katzir-Katchalsky Center of the Weizmann Institute: Annual Katzir-Katchalsky Conferences
The conferences cover a wide scope of areas of the life sciences, with emphasis on molecular mechanisms and interdisciplinary fields.
The Agency contribution is in amount of ~$20K NIS.
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.
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
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.
1.10 | Cogito Foundation: Research Grants for Interdisciplinary Research on the cultural gap between science and humanities
It is the goal of the foundation to encourage the dialogue between science and technology on the one hand and humanities and the social sciences on the other side. It also strives to make scientific thinking better known and understood by the public at large. Research purpose: to know how the gap between the cultures (science vs. humanities) 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? 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: grants are awarded for up to 3 yrs. Funding amounts in 2013 were in the range of 15,500 to 189,000 CHF.
Previous projects: http://www.cogitofoundation.ch/en/projects/p_2013.asp
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.
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
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: . Funding: $200,000 for entire project.
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.
1.10 | ZiF - Center for Interdisciplinary Research: Research Group 2016/17 - Draft proposals
The ZiF offers the opportunity to establish an interdisciplinary Research Group in the academic year p 2016/17. For several months up to one year fellows reside at the ZiF center of Bielefeld University and work together on a broader research theme. Funding: (1) Research group with a duration of 10 months - €500,000; (2) Research group with a duration of 5 months - €250,000, support by a research assistance, and a professional infrastructure (i.e. accommodation, conference facilities).
1.10 | Stanley Medical Research Institute (SMRI): Treatment Trials and Drug Development in Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder
Purpose: to support the testing of medications to assess their efficacy for treating schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, especially such medications that are unlikely to be tested by pharmaceutical companies because they are not commercially profitable. SMRI is particularly interested in anti-inflammatory drugs. Funding: up to $300K/year for up to 3 yrs.
1.10 | Broad Foundations and Crohn’s & Colitis Found. of America: BMRP-CCFA Research Program for Inflammatory Bowel Disease - LOI
Grants for innovative research proposals in the early stages of exploration that will lead to improvements in the prevention, diagnosis or therapy of Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis. Basic and clinical investigators, scientists not currently working in inflammatory bowel disease, and interdisciplinary teams are encouraged to apply. Preference is given to work conducted with human samples or patients. Research using non-human material should lead to translational benefits to patients with IBD. Proposals in the basic sciences should have clear relevance to findings and observations in IBD patients. Funding is for up to 2 years with no fixed limits. Previous average funding was $114K/year.
3.10 | Cisco Research Center: Requests for Proposals – Internet, Video, Software and more – Multiple opportunities
Cisco welcomes the opportunity to support and to collaborate with researchers in exploring new technologies. Specific RFPs include but are not limited to:
*Internet of Everything Based Smart Services
*Cloud Services Research
*Software Defined Infrastructure
*Threat Defense and Distributed Computation and Trusted Computing
*Predicting Security Vulnerabilities in Software Component
*Distributed Traffic Monitoring
*Internet Economic Models and Policy Impact
*Fog Computing, Ecosystem, Architecture and Application
*IP Based Smart Service
All submissions require an internal Cisco Sponsor, which Cisco Research Center will attempt to help identify.
8.10 | Pancreatic Cancer Action Network-AACR: Research Acceleration Network Grant - LOI
Objective: improving the detection or treatment of pancreatic cancer.
Possible scenarios include, but are not limited to:
*An immunotherapy approach that clinically tests combinations of a previously-tested vaccine with one or several immune modifying factors;
*Preclinical testing of rational combinations of chemotherapeutic agents currently in early phase clinical development and initial combination clinical trials;
*Neoadjuvant clinical study with tumor tissue for predictive and/or pharmacodynamic marker development;
*Adaptive clinical trial incorporating multiple targeted agents and predictive biomarkers;
*Clinical bioavailability studies for a promising imaging agent and the initiation of studies in a high-risk cohort;
*Large retrospective study with samples from multiple sites for an early detection or predictive serum biomarker panel with a feasible strategic plan for a prospective study.
Project must include a clinical component (implemented at least by year 3).
Project must be implemented by a multi-institutional team. The applicant designated as the contact PI must be affiliated with an institution within the United States. Co-PIs can be affiliated with any institution in the world.
Funding: $1,000,000 over 1-3 years. At least 1 project will be funded.
9.10 | WateReuse Research Foundation (WRRF): Integrating Management of Sensor Data for a Real Time Decision Making and Response System
Project Goal is to integrate existing treatment system information with available sensors to support real time decision making to monitor and operate DPR treatment processes efficiently. Funding: $350,000 over up to 2 years.
* This project requires institutional matching funds of at least additional 25%. If you consider applying, please contact Robi: 2152, email@example.com
9.10 | Collaborative Pediatric Cancer Research Awards Program: Request for LOI
Areas of Interest: Innovative approaches to pediatric cancer research, which could potentially become advanced studies or clinical trials with initial seed support at any research level; Projects with translational components; Survivorship studies; Personalized, alternative, or integrative research proposals. Funding: $50K for one year. Two consortium grants of $100K each will be awarded.
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).
10.10 | World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF): Effects of food, nutrition, physical activity, and weight management on cancer
Funding: £75,000 / yr for up to 4 years. If you plan to submit, please contact Robi, 2152 (limited to 4 proposals per institution).
10.10 | Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF): Studies Relevant to the Discovery and Development of Antigen Specific Therapies for Human Type 1 Diabetes - EOI
JDRF is soliciting expressions of interest (EOI) for the discovery, development, pre-clinical or pilot clinical testing of novel antigen-specific therapeutic approaches designed to induce durable immunoregulation for human type 1 diabetes (T1D). Funding: Innovative Grants- up to $110K for 1 yr; Strategic Research Agreements- up to $250,000/yr. for 3 yrs; Clinical grants for pilot trials: up to $1 million fpr up to 3 yrs.
10.10 | Simons Foundation: Autism Research Initiative (SFARI) - Letter of intent
Research into the causes and treatment of autism spectrum disorder, including: genetics, molecular mechanisms, circuits, anatomy, cognition/behavior, translation and therapeutics.
Pilot Award - Innovative, high-impact proposals for small-scale projects or early-stage experiments. Investigators new to the field of autism are encouraged to apply. Funding: $125K / yr for up to 2 years.
Research Award - For investigators with demonstrated expertise, for compelling, high-impact research on an experimental hypothesis for which, in most cases, preliminary data have already been gathered. The foundation will also consider collaboration between 2 or more labs. Funding: $250K / yr for up to 3 years. Clinical and translational proposals with budgets up to $350,000 per year will be considered if justified in the budget. In this case contact with SFARI science staff before submission (scienceRFA@simonsfoundation.org).
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.
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.
14.10 | FNIH: Lurie Prize in the Biomedical Sciences
An award recognizing outstanding achievement by a promising young scientist in biomedical research. Investigator must be 52 years of age or younger as of January 1, 2015. No self-nominations will be accepted and no institutional approval is required for nomination. The Prize amount is $100,000, to be used as the awardee chooses.
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..
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.
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.
15.10 | International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine (ISSLS): Prize for Lumbar Spine Research
In order to encourage lumbar spine research, DePuy Synthes Spine will sponsor three prizes of $15,000 each. Prizes will be awarded competitively on the basis of scientific merit in one or more of the following three areas: 1) Clinical studies; 2) Bioengineering studies; 3) Studies in other basic science areas.
15.10 | Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR): Exploring the mechanisms for HIV persistence and the potential for HIV eradication:
Support for biomedical research projects relevant to exploring the mechanisms for HIV persistence and the potential for HIV eradication. Funding: $180,000 for year
15.10 | National Psoriasis Foundation:
Discovery Grant: To encourage the advancement of innovative research in psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. The program intended to allow researchers to undertake preliminary and proof of concept studies with the goal of developing competitive grant proposals that lead to long-term funding from the NIH or other federal agencies. Funding: up to $75,000 for one year. Ten grants will be awarded.
Translational Research Grant: Translational Research Grants fund research initiatives that focus on the rapid translation of basic scientific discoveries into clinical applications with a clear benefit for patients with psoriatic disease. Funding: up to $100,000 per year over 2 years. Five grants will be awarded.
15.10 | DOD-CDMRP: Clinical and Rehabilitative Medicine Research Program (CRMRP) - Reconstructive Transplantation Award– Pre-proposals
The award will support projects to accelerate the movement of promising ideas in reconstructive transplantation (RT) into clinical application. Focus Areas include Immune Rejection, Tissue Preservation, Graft Surveillance, Recipient Outcomes, Standardization of Processes. Preclinical studies, clinical research or clinical trials may be proposed. Funding: Preclinical studies: up to $750K, Clinical research and trials: up to $2 million. Duration: up to 4 yrs.
15.10 | Oxalosis Hyperoxaluria Foundation (OHF): Research Grant program
While the OHF primarily seeks to fund grants which will increase the understanding of Primary Hyperoxaluria and oxalosis and improve the clinical management and treatment of the genetic diseases, applications focused on hyperoxaluria and oxalosis associated with other conditions and diseases will also be considered. Funding: $160K for up to 2 years.
15.10 | United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation (UMDF): Research Grant - Letter of Intent
UMDF funds basic, translational and clinical research of exceptionally broad significance to the mitochondrial disease field, designated as post-doctoral, early career, new concept, and small clinical project grants. Funding: up to $200K (Post doc: $100K, Small clinical: $25K) for up to 2 yrs.
16.10 | DOD-CDMRP: Peer Reviewed Alzheimer's Research Program (PRARP)-Pre-application
Aim: to address the long-term consequences of traumatic brain injury (TBI) as they pertain to Alzheimer's disease (AD). PRARP is devoted to (1) understanding the association between TBI and AD; and (2) reducing the burden on caregivers and individuals affected by TBI-AD symptoms, especially in the military community.
- Convergence Science Research Award- Efforts to generate research resources and tools, or novel research efforts for professionals and practitioners, addressing any of the following challenges: Paucity of Research Resources, Paucity of Clinical Studies, Diagnostic Technologies, Tests, Interventions or Devices and one of the focus areas: Genomics/Proteomics/Bioinformatics, Pathology of Tau, Roles of non-neuronal cells in TBI/AD pathogenesis . Funding: $500K for up to 3 yrs.
- Quality of Life Research Award - Aim: to reduce the burden on caregivers and individuals affected by the common symptoms of both TBI and AD, especially in the military community, addressing Cognitive Training, Behavioral Interventions, Neuropsychological Interventions, Studies of Health and Wellness, Caregiver Training, Home-Based Support, or Relationship Interventions. Funding: $500K for up to 3 yrs.
- Military Risk Factors Research Award- Aim: to facilitate high-impact; systematic, population-based research investigating the association between TBI and the subsequent development of AD. Interdisciplinary teams or consortia are encouraged. Studies that use combinations of measures (e.g., neuropsychological assessments, imaging, genomics, and cerebral spinal fluid) are encouraged. Funding: $5.5 million for up to 4 yrs.
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.
20.10 | Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET): Research Grants – pre-proposals
INET is calling for first-stage applications for awards of up to $250,000 for research that transforms our understanding of major economic problems and improves analysis of policy, providing new insights into economics. Deadline is October 20th, 2014.
These are only some of the areas that the agency is interested, please see full announcement for complete listing:
· Formal models of economic behavior without stochastic optimization.
· Models of economic behavior under radical uncertainty.
· Implications of instability for policy design and governance.
· Capital account convertibility in developing countries.
22.10 | DOD – CDMRP: Breast Cancer Research Program, Breakthrough Award Levels 3 & 4
Pre-application is required due 22.10.14 and application is only by invitation to request funding up to $2.5-million for Level 3 or $10-million for Level 4 for a five-year performance period to support promising research that has the potential to lead to or make breakthroughs in breast cancer. Potential impact of the research may be near-term or long-term, but it must be significant and go beyond an incremental advancement. Partnering PI option allows two PIs, termed Initiating and Parternering PIs, to collaborate on a single application. Required to include breast cancer advocates on their team.
23.10 | American Academy of Neurology Foundation:
Sheila Essey Award, an Award for ALS Research
This award recognizes an individual who has made significant research contributions in the search for the cause, prevention of, and cure for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The criteria being used to determine the recipient include recent major scientific impact, long-term scientific impact, and overall impact to ALS. Award amount is $50,000.
Potamkin Prize for Research in Pick's, Alzheimer's, and Related Diseases
This award recognizes major contributions to the understanding of the causes, prevention, treatment, and cure for Pick's, Alzheimer's, and related diseases. Eligibility- Must be in any of the following biological disciplines: neurology, neuropathology, biochemistry, molecular biology, molecular genetics, chemistry, pharmacology, immunology, physiology, or cell biology. Award amount is $100,000.
27.10 | WateReuse Research Foundation (WRRF): White Paper on Water Reuse in Hydraulic Fracturing
Project Goal is to identify the current status and future trends for water reuse in oil and gas hydraulic fracturing operations. Funding: up to $25,000; project period 9 to 12 months.
* This project requires institutional matching funds of at least additional 25%. If you consider applying, please contact Robi: 2152, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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.
* 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 email@example.com
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).
- 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.
- 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.
31.10 | Sasakawa Peace Foundation (SPF): International understanding, exchange, and cooperation
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.
31.10 | Barth Syndrome Foundation: IDEA Grants
Funding for basic science and clinical research on the natural history, biochemical basis and treatment of Barth syndrome. Funding: $50,000 max for 1-2 years.
31.10 | Simons Foundation: Targeted Grants to Institutes in the mathematics and physical sciences
The program is intended to support institutions in the mathematics and physical sciences through funding to centers of excellence, to help establish scientific culture and strengthen contacts within the international scientific community. Funding: $100,000 to $200,000 per year for a 3-5 year period.
Funding research of the highest scientific merit and greatest relevance to MNDand facilitating international research collaboration
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.
1.11 | Partnership for Clean Competition (PCC): Anti-doping research (to detect and deter the use of banned and illegal substances in sport) - 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
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.
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.
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.
1.11 | Union for International Cancer Control (UICC): American Cancer Society International Fellowships for Beginning Investigators (ACSBI)
Eligible are researchers in the early phases of their career as an independent investigator, to advance their academic career development of beginning cancer investigators through translational, clinical, behavioral or population research projects. Preference will be given to projects with potential benefit to low- and middle-income countries.
Funding: $50,000 for 1 year.
1.11 | EFSD and Astra Zeneca: Multiple opportunities – Type 2 Diabetes
Cellular Plasticity Underlying the Pathophysiology of Type 2 Diabetes- Aim: to generate a more complete understanding of cellular plasticity in type 2 diabetes and the potential for its reversibility may lead to the development of a novel therapy. Particularly welcome are projects studying the effect of GLP-1 or DPP4 inhibition on cellular plasticity and recovery of beta cell function. Funding: up to Euro 100,000.
Macrovascular Complications of Diabetes- Aim: Advancing current knowledge and addressing the need to better understand the effects of antidiabetic medications (i.e. GLP-1 RA, DPPlV inhibitors, SGLT2 inhibitors) on the cardiovascular system and their actions on cardiovascular disease in type 2 diabetes. Funding: up to Euro 300,000 for up to 3 yrs.
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
3.11 | Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS): Specialized Center of Research (SCOR) grant program – LOI
To be funded in this program, the proposed research must be multidisciplinary and the Center must demonstrate synergy among at least three research Projects; these may be supported by scientific Core laboratories. Funding: $1 Million /year for 5 years.
Because of special requirements related to this grant, please contact Robi (x. 2152 robertg@technion) if you are considering applying.
3.11 | Digital Media and Learning Competition – John D and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Univ of California, Irvine: DML5 Digital Media + Learning Competition 5
To create collaborations or alliances that address existing real-world challenges to trust in connected-learning environments. Year-long development grants of up to $150,000 will be awarded for the development of digital tools that engender trust, safety, and privacy in connected-learning environments and empower learners to connect and learn anywhere, anytime, in ways that are equitable, social, participatory, and interest-driven. Examples of the types of proposed tools include social media, apps, badges, online evaluation tools, online learning content, and privacy tools. Preference will be given to projects that include collaboration between multiple organizations and have the potential to scale.
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.
5.11 | WateReuse Research Foundation (WRRF):
Establishing Pathogen Log Reduction Credits for WWTPs
Project Objectives: To obtain a more accurate picture of the microbial treatment requirements by addressing a major source of uncertainty, and others, with attention to specific described tasks. Funding: up to $400,000; project period 18 to 24 months. * This project requires institutional matching funds of at least additional 25%. If you consider applying, please contact Robi: 2152, firstname.lastname@example.org
Performance and Cost Review of Existing Desalination Plants Which Use Conventional and Membrane Pretreatment Processes Prior to Reverse Osmosis
Project Objectives: Provide utilities with information on key criteria that can assist during the planning phase for membrane desalination plants, related to the evaluation of different pre-treatment processes; and provide a process selection decision matrix which optimizes capital and operating costs against performance and regulatory requirements. Funding: up to $125,000; project period 18 months.* This project requires institutional matching funds of at least additional 25%. If you consider applying, please contact Robi: 2152, email@example.com
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.
7.11 | InnoCentive and The Humanitarian Innovation Fund: Space Saving Jerry Can
The importance of having a water container in an emergency situation cannot be overestimated. Often, refugees fleeing from conflict will arrive in a refugee camp or a village with virtually no possessions. One of the first activities they must accomplish is to collect water. The Fund desires a space-saving jerry can that can be easily stored and distributed during a crisis. In addition, while aid agencies provide clean water at water points, all research shows that the majority of water contamination takes place in the home. Therefore, a safe water container is required that keeps the water free from possible routes of contamination in the home. This is a Reduction-to-Practice Challenge that requires written documentation, experimental proof-of-concept data, and sample delivery. An award of $5,000 is contingent upon theoretical evaluation and experimental validation of the submitted Solutions by the Seeker. An additional award of $15,000 may be paid to a Solver that can deliver 200 samples for field testing.
11.11 | Melanoma Research Alliance: Multiple opportunities
*Young Investigator Award: Investigators within 4 years of first academic appointment are welcomed to apply with innovative, transitional research projects in prevention, treatment and diagnosis/staging of melanoma. In this cycle, we encourage applications from dermatologist young investigators who remain actively engaged in patient care and are proposing studies in melanoma prevention, diagnosis/staging, and treatment. Funding: up to $75,000 per year for 3 years. A senior investigator at the same institution must be designated as a mentor. Investigators not holding Assistant Professor title must confirm eligibility by Nov. 7.
*MRA Established Investigator Awards: Investigators with an established record of scientific productivity will receive up to $125,000 per year for 2 to 3 years to conduct projects supported by preliminary data.
*Bristol-Myers Squibb-MRA Established Investigator Awards in Immunotherapy: projects supported by preliminary data and focused on advancing the immunotherapies in melanoma. Up to $125,000 per year for 2 to 3 years may be requested.
*MRA Pilot Awards: Potentially transformative pilot studies from investigators who are past the initial 4 years of their first academic faculty appointment will be considered for an award of $50,000 per year for 2 years.
*Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer-MRA Pilot Award: In collaboration with the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC), MRA will jointly support a Pilot Award for investigators who are past the initial 4 years of their first academic faculty appointment to conduct potentially transformative pilot studies in the area of immunotherapy. Pilot proposals are not required to contain extensive preliminary data, but must articulate a clear hypothesis and translational goals. Proposals will be considered for an award of $50,000 per year for 2 years. Applicants should submit to the general Pilot Award program.
12.11 | Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: Grand Challenges Explorations Program
Two-page grant proposals are being accepted online on the following topics:
Tools, Diagnostics and an Artificial Diet to Support New Approaches to Vector
-New Approaches for Addressing Outdoor/Residual Malaria Transmission
-New Ways to Reduce Pneumonia Fatalities through Timely, Effective Treatment of Children
-Enable Universal Acceptance of Mobile Money Payments to Create an Economic Ecosystem that Will Help Lift the Poorest Out of Poverty
-Explore New Ways to Measure Brain Development and Gestational Age
-New Ways of Working Together: Integrating Community-Based Interventions
Funding: initial grant of $100K with possible additional funding up to $1M.
12.11 | Autism Speaks: Meixner Postdoctoral Fellowship in Translational Research- LOI
Projects must have the fundamental translational research aim of accelerating the conversion of basic scientific discoveries into novel and more effective methods or products used to diagnose, prevent, or treat ASD. The results should have the potential to lead to or facilitate preclinical or clinical trials to improve outcomes for people with ASD. Trainees are required to have a primary mentor (i.e., the principal investigator with whom they directly carry out their research), and one or two secondary mentors that enable and expand their training and mentoring experiences into complementary disciplines. Main areas of interest:
1. Biomarker Discovery
2. Outcome Measure Development
3. Preclinical Target Validation
4. Experimental Therapeutics
Fellowship is for 2 years. Stipend level will be determined by the number of years of postdoctoral experience at the time of the award to a maximum of $63,700 per year in addition of $10,500 annual allowance.
14.11 | Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF): Discovery and Validation of Biomarkers for Recent-Onset Human Type 1 Diabetes RFA - EOI
Goal: to support biomarker research that addresses the following clinical questions:
1. Predict rate of loss of C-peptide after disease onset
2. Stratify subjects for specific types of therapy in the recent onset setting
3. Distinguish responders from non-responders in recent onset clinical trials
Funding: Validation of ready biomarkers-up to $250K/year for up to 3 years. Discovery/Development-Pilot-up to $110K for one year, Strategic research-up to $165K/year for up to 2 years. Preference will be given to efforts that aim to interrogate common sample sets with more than one biomarker assay. As such, collaborative project are encouraged, and higher budgets may be allowed for such projects. Please contact JDRF prior to submission of an EOI for approval of such a project.
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).
15.11 | 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.
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)
* Initiative on Philosophy in Education Policy and Practice (up to $40,000) - no deadline, all year applications
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.
21.11 | Liam’s Land Organization for Lymphatic Malformation: Kathryn Barton Hobbs Medical Research Grant
LLO will award up to $25,000 per year for projects with primary interest in LM.
21.11 | Melanoma Research Alliance (MRA): Multiple opportunities
*MRA Established Investigator Academic-Industry Partnership Awards: Intended for investigators with an established record of scientific productivity. Preliminary data required. A letter of support from industry is required. Funding: from MRA $100K over 2-3 years. Industry funds and/or in-kind support (e.g., reagents, clinical grade drugs, equipment, contract services) must match but may exceed MRA funds.
*Amgen-MRA Established Investigator Academic-Industry Partnership Award: Preclinical or correlative laboratory studies related to the therapeutic potential of oncolytic virus immunotherapy in melanoma, alone or in combination with immune modulators (e.g., checkpoint inhibitors) or targeted therapies. Of particular interest: Potential biomarkers of response in local and distant tumors and immune cell-type identification/evaluation in tumors and systemic changes related to oncolytic virus immunotherapy treatment. Mechanism of action studies using in vivo imaging or molecular techniques to differentiate direct versus immune-mediated effects are encouraged. Funding: Up to $200,000 per year for 2 to 3 years. A letter of support from Amgen is required.
*Bristol-Myers Squibb-MRA Team Science Awards in Immunotherapy: Multidisciplinary teams of two or more established PIs to conduct projects with the potential to lead to transformative advances in melanoma immunotherapies. Up to $900,000 over 2 to 3 years may be requested.
*MRA Team Science Academic-Industry Partnership Awards: These awards are designed to facilitate progress via interactions between the academic and industrial research sectors in the multidisciplinary team setting. Funding: up to $500,000 total over 2 to 3 years from MRA. Industry funds and/or in-kind support (e.g., reagents, clinical grade drugs,
equipment, contract services) must match but may exceed MRA funds.
Application deadline is rolling)
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.
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).
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: $$100-$200K over 1-2 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.
30.11 | Association for Computing Machinery (ACM): ACM Awards
ACM recognizes excellence through its eminent series of awards for outstanding technical and professional achievements and contributions in computer science and information technology. These include:
-Turing Award is given for major contributions of lasting importance to computing. Recipients are invited to give the annual A.M. Turing Award Lecture. Prize: $250,000.
-The ACM - Infosys Foundation Award in the Computing Sciences recognizes personal contributions by young scientists and system developers to a contemporary innovation that, through its depth, fundamental impact and broad implications, exemplifies the greatest achievements in the discipline. Prize: $175,000.
-Grace Murray Hopper Award to the outstanding young (<35 yrs) computer professional of the year, selected on the basis of a single recent major technical or service contribution. Prize: $35,000.
Other awards include: Distinguished Service Award, Outstanding Contribution to ACM Award, Software System Award, and more.
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.
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.
1.12 | Parkinson’s Disease Foundation: Postdoctoral Fellowships for Basic Scientists / for Neurologists - Letter of Intent
Basic Scientists - One-year fellowships for young scientists, fresh from their Ph.D. Funding: $42,500 + research allowance of $5,000. Fellows may competitively reapply for continued funding for a total of 3 years.
Clinical Neurologists - One-year post-doctoral awards. Funding: $55,000 + research allowance of $5,000. Fellows may competitively reapply for continued funding for a total of 3 years.
1.12 | Burroughs Wellcome Fund: Preterm Birth Initiative
Aim: to increase the understanding of the biological mechanisms underlying parturition and spontaneous preterm birth. Proposals should address the biomedical causes and molecular mechanisms underlying (preterm) parturition including but not limited to peri-implantational events, placentation, fetal determinants, fetal-maternal immune responses, biological basis for racial-ethnic disparities, mechanisms relating preterm birth to other adverse pregnancy outcomes, biology of normal labor, genomics, evolutionary influences and other approaches. Proposals seeking to identify biomarkers predicting preterm birth are welcome. Postdoctoral fellows nearing their transition to independent investigator status through senior established investigators are encouraged to apply. Funding: up to $150K/yr for up to 4 yrs. Up to 5 research grants will be awarded in this cycle. Eligibility Requirements: Researchers working outside of North America may be partners or collaborators but all funding must be channeled through the U.S. or Canadian degree-granting institution of the principal investigator.
1.12 | Rheumatology Research Foundation: Disease Targeted Research Grants
Call for innovative research that is not being done elsewhere, which will impact medical breakthroughs in rheumatoid arthritis and other rheumatic diseases. Funding will be given to projects that address basic, translational and clinical aspects of inflammatory arthritis. Outcomes from these projects should lead to new insights into the etiology, pathogenesis and treatment of these diseases. Funding: Pilot Grant-up to $75K for 1 year; Innovative Research Grant-up to $400K over 2 years.
Investigators from outside the U.S may serve as Co-Investigators with a Principal Investigator who is based in the U.S. and who may sub-contract grant support to Co-Investigators.
3.12 | DOD – CDMRP: Breast Cancer Research Program, Breakthrough Award Levels 1 & 2
Pre-application is required due 3.12.14 and application is only by invitation to request funding for Level 1 up to $350,000 or $700,000 for Level 2 for a three-year performance period to support promising research that has the potential to lead to or make breakthroughs in breast cancer. Potential impact of the research may be near-term or long-term, but it must be significant and go beyond an incremental advancement. Partnering PI Option allows two PIs, termed Initiating and Partnering PIs, to collaborate on a single application. Breast cancer advocate participation is encouraged but not required.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
31.12 | Grünenthal GmbH: EFIC-Grünenthal Grant 2014
Supports young scientists early in their career to carry out innovative clinical pain research in any member country of the European Pain Federation EFIC® up to € 40,000 per project for a duration of up to two years. Research Grants are intended for clinical and human experimental pain research. Possess PhD/MD; not born before 1/1/74.
2.1.15 | Cisco Research Center: Requests for Proposals – Internet, Video, Software and more – Multiple opportunities
Cisco welcomes the opportunity to support and to collaborate with researchers in exploring new technologies. Specific RFPs include but are not limited to:
*Internet of Everything Based Smart Services
*Cloud Services Research
*Software Defined Infrastructure
*Threat Defense and Distributed Computation and Trusted Computing
*Predicting Security Vulnerabilities in Software Component
*Distributed Traffic Monitoring
*Internet Economic Models and Policy Impact
*Fog Computing, Ecosystem, Architecture and Application
*IP Based Smart Service
All submissions require an internal Cisco Sponsor, which Cisco Research Center will attempt to help identify.
16.1.15 | AGA-Rome Foundation: Functional GI and Motility Disorders Pilot Research Award
The intent of the award is to stimulate research in the areas of functional GI and motility disorders by providing time for investigators to obtain new data that can ultimately lead to subsequent grant applications for more substantial funding and duration. Funding: $50,000 for 1 year.
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.
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.
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.
2.2.15 | Sarcoma Foundation of America: Research Grant
Objective: support of research on the etiology, molecular biology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of human sarcomas, involving the development of novel agents against Sarcoma, or research that could potentially lead to the development of novel agents against Sarcoma. The SFA only accepts applications that focus on the following areas:
• Omic characterization of sarcomas and definition of novel targets
• Omic patterns of sensitivity and resistance to existing agents
• Systemic therapy combinations
Funding: $50K for one year.
15.2.15 | Radiological Society of North America (RSNA): Research Seed Grant
To enable all levels of investigators throughout the world in defining objectives and testing hypotheses in preparation of major grant applications to corporations, foundations, and governmental agencies. The seed data from these projects will indicate feasibility and appropriateness of the research prior to applying for funds from other agencies.
Funding: up to $40K for a 1-year project to support the preliminary or pilot phase of scientific projects. Any area of research related to the radiologic sciences. Very few awards were made outside US.
2.3.15 | The Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation, Inc.: The Dreyfus Prize in the Chemical Sciences
The Dreyfus Prize in the Chemical Sciences is awarded to an individual in a selected area of chemistry to recognize exceptional and original research that has advanced the field in a major way. The prize is awarded biennially and consists of a monetary award of $250,000, a medal, and a citation. Any person may nominate a candidate for the Dreyfus Prize. Self-nominations are not accepted. Present Dreyfus Foundation Directors, Advisors, consultants, previous Dreyfus Prize winners, and Nobel Laureates are not eligible. The prize is generally awarded to an individual. If the cited advance is substantially interdisciplinary, those aspects that represent original chemistry should be clear.
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.
- Improving Methods for Conducting Patient-Centered Outcomes Research
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.
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...
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.
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.
IARPA research links:
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.
15.3.15 | Fats and Proteins Research Foundation (FPRF): Research on rendered animal products - Pre-Proposals
Research Project Proposals with objectives to increase the utilization of animal co-products. For the near term, FPRF will focus work in aquaculture, swine, and poultry nutrition aiming directly at gaps in the current knowledge necessary for diet formulators, including critical work in nutritional characteristics of rendered products. Funding: in recent years, FPRF has averaged approximately 5 grants per year at a level of $45,000 each.
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.
Grant for Oncology Innovation - Letter of Intent
For Letter of intent template, write to firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
15.4.15 | International Brain Research Organization (IBRO): 10th IBRO/Kemali Prize in Basic or Clinical Neuroscience
The Tenth International Prize of €25,000 will be awarded in 2015 to a scientist less than 45 years of age on December 31, 2014 who has made outstanding contributions to Basic or Clinical Neuroscience. Self-nominations are welcome.
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.
US Department of Defense (DOD) Broad Agency Announcements (BAA):
Office of Naval Research (ONR): http://www.onr.navy.mil/Contracts-Grants/Funding-Opportunities/Broad-Agency-Announcements.aspx
,(who are established in oncology practice and hold as a minimum an MD degree). Funding: $3400 for one month.), and clinicians
- 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
- 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.
US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command: https://www.usamraa.army.mil/pages/baa_forms/index.cfm
Institut Mérieux strategic fields of interest are: infectious diseases, cancer, cardiovascular diseases and food and water safety/nutrition/health. Mérieux grants are open to basic, clinical-and/or technology-driven research projects. 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.
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
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.
Fanconi Anemia Research Fund: Multiple opportunities
Generally interested in supporting interdisciplinary and translational research efforts that effectively address one or more of the following priorities:
-To understand how alteration of the genes and their products lead to the clinical manifestations of Fanconi anemia.
-To determine the causes of bone marrow failure, myelodysplasia and leukemia in
-To define the pathogenesis of cancers that affect persons with Fanconi anemia
-To identify practical and proactive management strategies
-To support the creation of shared resources, databases and technologies
Specific RFAs include:
-HPV Serology among Fanconi Anemia patients
-Head and Neck Carcinogenesis
-Endocrine Organ Dysfunction
Proposals may be submitted at any time throughout the year.
United States Institute of Peace: Middle East and North Africa Grant
Projects will focus on facilitation of democratic transitions, strengthening the rule of law, and the improvement of relations between minority, ethnic, and religious groups.
Specific areas of priority include:
- Rule of law, governance and transitional justice
- Post-conflict reconciliation and conflict resolution
- Inter-communal dialogue, projects promoting the inclusion of and better relations with minorities and ethnic groups.
- The role of youth in conflict prevention and conflict resolution
- The role of civil society organizations in building consensus on national reconciliation processes
- Gender and peacebuilding
- Media and science in peacebuilding and conflict resolution
- Economic drivers of conflict and/or the economic impact of conflict
Awards range from $75,000 to $150,000. Some 20% of applications are funded.
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.
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.
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.
DARPA - Microsystems Technology Office (MTO) – Revolutionary Research Ideas
This announcement seeks revolutionary research ideas for topics that include, but are not limited to: Advanced Imaging Architectures and Systems, Chip Scale Sensors, Electro-Optical Infrared(EO/IR) Technologies, Emerging MEMS Technologies, Enabling component technology for cold-atom microsystems, Energy-Efficient Computing, Hardware Assurance, Reliability & Validation, Hardware for Advanced Signal Processing, Heterogeneous Integration, Low Power Electronics, Low Volume Microsystems Manufacturing, Microsystem Design & CAD, Microsystems for Directed Energy, Microsystems for Precision Navigation & Timing, Microsystems for RF/Optical Transceivers, Non-Silicon Electronics, Novel Photonic Devices, Photonic & Electronic Interconnects, Processing Techniques for Imaging and Spectral Recognition, Quantum Devices, Signal Processing to Reduce Hardware Requirements, Thermal Management. Early stage research that may lead to larger MTO programs is encouraged. Funding depends on the quality of the proposals received and the availability of funds.
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.
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.
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST): Measurement Science and Engineering (MSE) Research Grants
Applications will be considered on a continuing basis. Applications may be processed and considered for funding in the current fiscal year or in the next fiscal year, subject to the availability of funds. It is advised to consult with the contact person of each program before submission.
Material Measurement Laboratory (MML): research in materials science and engineering, materials measurement science, biosystems and biomaterials, biomolecular measurements, chemical sciences and applied chemicals and materials. Funding: $10K - $500K for up to 5 years. In 2013 14 grants were awarded.
Physical Measurement Laboratory (PML): research in the broad areas of mechanical metrology, semiconductors, ionizing radiation physics, medical physics, biophysics, neutron physics, atomic physics, optical technology, optoelectronics, electromagnetics, time and frequency, quantum physics, weights and measures, quantum electrical metrology, temperature, pressure, flow, far UV physics, and metrology with synchrotron radiation. Funding: $5K - $250K for up to 5 years. In 2013 30 grants were awarded.
Engineering Laboratory (EL): research in the following fields: machine tool and machining process metrology; advanced manufacturing; intelligent systems and information systems integration for applications in manufacturing; structures, construction metrology and automation; inorganic materials; polymeric materials; heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVAC & R) equipment performance; mechanical systems and controls; heat transfer and alternative energy systems; computer integrated building processes; indoor air quality and ventilation; earthquake risk reduction for buildings and infrastructure; smart grid; windstorm impact reduction; applied economics; and fire research. Funding: $5K - $500K for up to 5 years. In 2013 20 grants were awarded.
Information Technology Laboratory (ITL): research in the broad areas of advanced network technologies, big data, cloud computing, computer forensics, information access, information processing and understanding, cybersecurity, health information technology, human factors and usability, mathematical and computational sciences, mathematical foundations of measurement science for information systems; a metrology infrastructure for modeling and simulation smart grid, software testing, and statistics for metrology. Funding: $10K - $500K for up to 5 years. In 2013 23 grants were awarded.
NIST Center for Neutron Research (NCNR): research involving neutron scattering and the development of innovative technologies that advance the state-of-the-art in neutron research. Funding: $25K - $100K for up to 5 years. In 2013 3 grants were awarded.
Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology (CNST): research in nanotechnology specifically aimed at developing essential measurement and fabrication methods and technology in support of all phases of nanotechnology development, from discovery to production; conducting collaborative research with CNST staff scientists and engineers; and supporting researchers visiting CNST to conduct such collaborative research. Funding: $15K - $100K for up to 5 years. In 2013 2 grants were awarded.
Office of Special Programs (OSP): research in the broad areas of greenhouse gas and climate science measurements, Funding: $25K - $1,500K over 5 years; law enforcement standards, Funding: $25K - $1,200K over 5 years; and measurement science for energy research, Funding: $25K to $1,000K for up to 5 years.
Associate Director for Laboratory Programs (ADLP): research in chemistry, materials, physics, engineering, infrastructure, information technology, neutron research and nanotechnology. Additional information about the ADLP and ADLP Programs may be obtained at http://www.nist.gov/director/adlp.cfm. Funding: $5K - $100K for up to 5 years.
Lloyd's Register Foundation: Research Grants for Engineering-related Research Enhancing Safety – Pre-application
Aim: to support engineering-related research, that makes a real difference in improving the safety of the critical infrastructure on which modern society relies. Priority areas include:
-Structural integrity and systems performance;
-Human and social factors;
(See examples of funded projects in Case Studies #4, #5 here: http://www.lrfoundation.org.uk/funding/case-studies/).
Support provided to both fundamental, low-TRL (technology readiness level) research and more applied technology development. Duration: prefer longer-term research (provide examples of 4-5 years). Please contact us (Robi 2152, robertg@trdf,technion.ac.il, Michal, 1745, email@example.com) if considering to submit, to verify IP issues.