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

משרד המדע: מדע, טכנולוגיה וחדשנות למען האוכלוסייה בגיל השלישי (מועד ההגשה לרשות המחקר 26.5, למשרד המדע: 31.5)

קול קורא לקידום מחקר מדעי, טכנולוגי בינתחומי ויישומי המשלב את תחומי הבריאות, מדעי החיים, טכנולוגיית המידע והתקשורת, הכלכלה והחברה למען האוכלוסייה בגיל השלישי. הצעות המחקר יהיו יישומיות באחד מהתחומים או המשלבות שניים או שלושה מתוך התחומים הבאים (פירוט דוגמאות לנושאים רלבנטיים בכל תחום - בקול הקורא):

א.       טכנולוגיות בהקשר של האוכלוסייה בגיל השלישי

ב.       מדעי החיים והרפואה בהקשר של האוכלוסייה בגיל השלישי

ג.        מדעי החברה וההתנהגות בהקשר של האוכלוסייה בגיל השלישי

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

http://most.gov.il/Information/Calls/Pages/Aging2016.aspx

תשובות לשאלות נפוצות בנושא מערכת ההגשה האלקטרונית: http://www.technion.ac.il/~research/MOST_ FAQ.pdf

 

27.5 | MOST: Applied and/or Engineering Research

משרד המדע: מחקרים יישומיים ו/או הנדסיים (מועד ההגשה לרשות המחקר 27.5, למשרד המדע: 1.6)

מחקרים יישומיים ו/או הנדסיים בתחומים הבאים:

-          הנדסת חשמל

-          הנדסת מכונות

-          הנדסת כימית

-          מדע והנדסת חומרים

-          הנדסה ביו-רפואית

-          אלקטרואופטיקה והנדסה אופטית

-          הוראת המדעים

התקציב לכל הצעת מחקר יהיה עד 750 אלף ₪ לתקופה של 3 שנים עבור מחקר מטעם קבוצת מחקר אחת, עד 1.6 מיליון ₪ עבור שתי קבוצות מחקר, ועד 2.5 מיליון ₪ עבור מחקר רב-קבוצתי של שלוש קבוצות מחקר ויותר (הקבוצות יכולות להיות ממוסדות שונים ו/או ממוסד אחד בתנאי שקבוצות המחקר באותו מוסד הינן משני תחומי מחקר שונים)

. http://most.gov.il/Information/Calls/Pages/mia2016.aspx

תשובות לשאלות נפוצות בנושא מערכת ההגשה האלקטרונית: http://www.technion.ac.il/~research/MOST_ FAQ.pdf

 

31.5 | MOST: The Establishment of a National Knowledge Center - Space & Environment

משרד המדע: קול קורא להגשת הצעות להקמת מרכז ידע לאומי - חלל וסביבה

קריאה לקבלת הצעות להקמה ותפעול מרכז לאומי לתצפיות מהחלל ומידע סביבתי שירכז תוצאות מחקרים המתקיימים בארץ ובעולם, שייתן שירות לחוקרים באקדמיה ובתעשייה, ויעסוק בפיתוח תשתיות וכלים חדישים לקידום המחקר בתחום. מימון: 600 אלף ₪ (מוסד יחיד) עד מיליון ₪ (שילוב של מספר מוסדות) לתקופה של 3 שנים. נדרש מצ'ינג של 25%. נא לעדכן את רובי (2152) אם מתכננים להגיש.

http://most.gov.il/Information/Calls/Pages/KnoledgeCenters2015.aspx

                  

31.5 | Rieger Foundation, USA: The Marshall Tulin Fellowship Program in water pollution and management, desalination, renewable energy, and environmental protection

Funding for a graduate student (mostly PhD) in an Israeli institution possessing a research advisor (professor or equivalent) devoted to environmental related studies/research. $5,000/yr.

www.technion.ac.il/~research/Rieger2015-2016.doc

 

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

משרד המדע: תכנית תשתיות בפיתוח מדיניות לקידום נשים בישראל (מועד ההגשה לרשות המחקר 1.6, למשרד המדע: 4.6)

קול קורא להצעות מחקר במדעי החברה הכוללות מגמות יישומיות בנושאים להלן:

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

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

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

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

מימון: לקבוצת מחקר אחת עד 350,000 ₪. הצעה משתי קבוצות מחקר ויותר עד 750,000 ₪. משך המחקר עד 3 שנים. במקרה של מספר קבוצות מחקר, הקבוצות יכולות להיות ממספר מוסדות שונים או מאותו המוסד אך מתחומי מחקר שונים.

http://most.gov.il/Information/Calls/Pages/WomenAgenda2016.aspx

תשובות לשאלות נפוצות בנושא מערכת ההגשה האלקטרונית: http://www.technion.ac.il/~research/MOST_ FAQ.pdf

 

1.6 l Tel Aviv University, The Center for Innovation in Transportation: Platform for an electric car – Students team contest

אוניברסיטת ת"א, המכון לחדשנות תחבורתית: תחרות בין קבוצות סטודנטים להדגמת פלטפורמה של רכב חשמלי

המכון שנועד לקידום מחקרים, חדשנות וטכנולוגיות לייעול מערכות התחבורה, הכריז על תחרות להדגמת פלטפורמת רכב חשמלי אשר תשלב מספר רב של אלמנטים חדשניים מבחינת מערכות האנרגיה, מערכות הבקרה, מערכות תחבורה "חכמה" ושימושי IT למערכות תחבורה. הקול הקורא מיועד לקבוצות סטודנטים שישלבו ידע וביצוע מתחומים שונים, כולל הנדסת מכונות, הנ. חשמל, הנ. חומרים, הנ. תעו"נ, כלכלה, הנ. מערכות מידע, הנ. תוכנה ועיצוב.
בראש כל קבוצה חייב לעמוד חבר סגל אקדמי במוסד ממנו הוגשה ההצעה, שישמש כיועץ המדעי שלה. האחריות לניצול התקציב של ההצעה הזוכה תהיה בסמכות ראש הקבוצה
.

שלב א': הצגת התכנון - הצעה שתפרט את תהליך התכנון הכללי, הצגת המפרט הנדסי, והצגת תוכנית עסקית. קבוצה שתעבור את שלב א' ותעפיל לשלב הגמר תזכה למימון של 100,000 ₪.

שלב הגמר: לקראת נוב. 2015 יציגו הקבוצות שעלו לגמר תוכניות מעודכנות לרכב/פלטפורמה שהן מתכננות ואת הטכנולוגיות החדשניות שמיועדות להיות משולבות בו. בתום שלב הגמר יחולקו 3 פרסים בסכומים של 250,000 ₪, 125,000 ₪ ו- 50,000 ₪.

http://www.technion.ac.il/~research/Elect_Veh_Competition_2015.pdf

 

9.6 | ISF: Canada - Israel joint projects in biomedical brain research (collaboration with low-mid income country required)

(Note: ISF administrative deadline is June 9, full application deadline is June 15)

Canadian - Israeli joint fundamental research projects of new frontiers of neuroscience including: mechanisms underlying thought processes, neural bases of cognition, mathematical and computer modeling of brain function, cellular and macroscopic imaging of neural processing, brain-machine interfaces, neuroscience genetics, and integrated brain-body functions (e.g., immune and endocrine systems, microbiome). The teams will be expected to integrate researchers from low and middle income countries (see Appendix A in CIHR link for list). Only one submission permitted per PI. Funding: CA $390,000 / year (both sides together), for 3 years.

ISF: http://www.isf.org.il/downloads/Applications/ISF_IC-Guidelines_He.pdf

CIHR: http://goo.gl/9o3Vqj

 

14.6 Ministry of Agriculture & Ministry of Economy: Call for Knowledge Centers for Advancing Agro-Industry )Eugene Centers)

משרד החקלאות ומשרד הכלכלה: קול קורא להקמה ומימון מוקדי ידע למינוף התעשייה הישראלית בתחומי החקלאות (מרכזי יוג'ין)

קול קורא זה מיועד לממן ארבעה מוקדי ידע, שמטרת כל אחד להציע ולהפעיל מספר פרויקטי מחקר בין-תחומיים. פרויקטי המחקר מיועדים לפתח ידע, טכנולוגיות, זנים וכלים לחיזוק התעשייה החקלאית הישראלית. מטרת הידע שיפותח במוקדי המחקר הינה להביא את תעשיית המו״פ הישראלית למובילות עולמית בתחומים נבחרים בתחומי הידע והטכנולוגיה החקלאיים.

מימון: עד 4 מיליון שקל למוקד לשנה, לתקופה ראשונה של 3 שנים עם אפשרות הארכה של 3 שנים נוספות.

http://agriscience.co.il/docs/calls/kkEugeneCenters.pdf

 

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

Note: This call is not yet official, but is expected to be published after budget issues are resolved

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

http://www.campusfrance.org/sites/default/files/maimonide.pdf

http://www.campusfrance.org/fr/maimonide

 

18.6 | Ministry of Health and Otzma: Diabetes Research Grants – Pre-proposal

משרד הבריאות ומיזם עוצמה: מענקי מחקר בתחום הסוכרת – הצעה הקדמית

יתקבלו לשיפוט והערכה בקשות למימון התערבויות ומחקרים בנושאי מניעת סוכרת או היענות ודבקות בטיפול בסוכרת. לא יתקבלו הצעות למחקר בסיסי או הצעות העוסקות בפיתוח תשתיות ו/או אמצעים טכנולוגיים (לדוגמא מערכות ממוחשבות, יישומים סלולריים), למעט הצעות שתכלולנה עידוד אבחון מדויק ומהיר של סוכרת. לידיעתכם - יש אישור להגיש הצעות הקדמיות למרות שטרם פורסם הסכם, והחלטה בדבר חתימה עליו תתקבל רק לאחר פרסומו.

מימון: יוענקו עד 10 מענקים בסך של עד 150,000 ₪ל-18 חודשים.

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

http://tx.technion.ac.il/~research/ApplicationFormOtzma21-4-2015.docx

 

28.6 | Ministry of Infrastructures, Energy and Water: Projects in the field of Energy, Earth and Sea 2015

משרד התשתיות, האנרגיה והמים: קול קורא למחקרים בתחום האנרגיה ומדעי האדמה והים לשנת 2015 (הגשה לרשות המחקר: 28.6, מועד  הגשה למשרד: 2.7)

ניתן להגיש הצעות בתחומים (פירוט נוסף בנספח ב' לקול הקורא):

- אנרגיות חלופיות, התייעלות אנרגטית ושימור אנרגיה

- מים ואנרגיה

- דלקים פוסיליים

- כרייה וחציבה

- היבטים סביבתיים הקשורים לניצול משאבי טבע

- רעידות אדמה וסיכונים סיסמיים

- מחקרים בנושאי מדיניות וכלכלת משאבים

- תחנות כוח גרעיניות

- מחקרים בשת"פ בינלאומי של המשרד (יש לפנות לשגיב סגל במשרד הקישור, sagivs@trdf.technion.ac.il)

מימון: עד 800 אלף ₪ לתקופה של עד 3 שנים, למעט מחקרים בתחומים: "גיאולוגיה של דלקים פוסיליים", ו"היבטים סביבתיים הקשורים לניצול משאבי טבע", עבורם גובה המענק לא יעלה על סך של 65 אלף ₪ לשנה.

שימו לב: לפי המשרד, ההסכם לא יחול על הצעות בנושא מים ולכן אין אישור משפטי סופי בנושאי של הצעות בנושאי מים.

http://energy.gov.il/Subjects/RAndDChiefScientist/CallForProposals/Pages/GxmsMniCallFor3_15.aspx

 

30.6 | MOST-Israeli Space Agency: RFI for Development of Ideas for Non-Military Space Applications- Products, Technologies, Services

משרד המדע-סוכנות החלל: פניה לבקשת מידע (RFI) על פיתוח ורעיונות לפיתוח של מוצרים, טכנולוגיות ושירותים בתחום החלל האזרחי

מטרת פניה זו היא לקבל מידע שיסייע לסוכנות בגיבוש האופן, התחומים והיקף המשאבים שיושקעו בתחום החלל האזרחי בשנים הקרובות על ידי הסוכנות.

http://most.gov.il/Information/Calls/Pages/RFI-Space.aspx

 

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

Aiming to strengthen cooperation between researchers in Germany and Israel, funding is aimed to forge partnerships.

http://www.dfg.de/en/research_funding/programmes/international_cooperation/research_grant_cooperation_israel/in_brief/index.html

 

5.8 | ISF: Publication support in the Humanities

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

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

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

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

 

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

NSF deadline is 15.8; application to BSF by 20.8

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

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

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

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

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

The proposed research does not have to be in the Eastern Mediterranean or Gulf of Eilat/Aqaba, and can be in any marine environment around the world

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

• Increased Efficiency of Agricultural Production;

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

• Agricultural Production Challenges in Increasing Marginal Conditions

• Food Quality, Safety and Security;

• Water Quality & Quantity;

• Functional Genomics and Proteomics;

• Sensors and Robotics;

• Sustainable Bio-Energy Systems;

http://www.bard-isus.com

 

 

Israeli- Funding for Seminar and Workshops

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

1.6 | PAZY Fund (Israel Atomic Energy Commission): Call for Workshops and Conferences-Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science and Engineering

קרן פזי: קול קורא לסדנאות וכנסים

תמיכה בסדנאות ובכנסים בנושאים הקשורים לנושאי המחקר הממומנים על ידי הקרן במטרה להיות השלמה למחקרים, לעודד קשרי מחקר בין מדענים מהארץ ומחו"ל ולהוות פלטפורמה לדיונים מדעיים. מימון עד 100,000 ₪.

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

 

10.7 | Minerva: German-Israeli Minerva Schools 2016 – all areas of research

Minerva Schools may be held in all areas of research with a focus on young Israeli and German scientists (i.e. especially post-doctoral and doctoral students). Minerva Schools aim at enabling first contacts, scientific discourse, exchange of ideas, and also interaction with select senior scientists. In this sense the funding provided is seed money to establish new collaborative efforts. The venue may be in either Germany or Israel.  Minerva Schools are funded with up to €25,500. The funding shall be spent to support all junior scientists (especially post-doctoral and doctoral students) involved and cover their travel, boarding, and lodging expenses. Senior scientists (lecturers) may also receive financial support, however no honoraria. Topics should not be similar/identical as previous (see http://www.minerva.mpg.de/minerva_schools/list.html)

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

 

10.7 | Minerva: Minerva-Gentner Symposia 2017 – all areas of research

Gentner Symposia are held annually in Germany or Israel. They may be conducted in all areas of research. The aim of Gentner Symposia is to initiate new collaborative efforts in fields that are not yet in the focus of German-Israeli cooperation. The Symposia will bring together Israeli scientists with colleagues from Germany and from other countries. The Symposia also enables scientific discourse, the exchange of ideas, and new interactions in a given field of research. Not yet established but promising young scientists (PhD students, post docs) will have the opportunity to get into contact with senior scientists during these symposia. The Gentner Symposia are funded with up to €30,000. Topics should not be similar/identical as previous (see http://www.minerva.mpg.de/gentner/list.html).

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

 

25.8 | The Danish Agency for Science: Bilateral network activities in R&D [Denmark] with China, India, Israel, Japan, USA, Brazil, Turkey, South Africa and the Republic of Korea (all scientific areas)

- International Network Program: Supports network activities between Denmark and Israel of scientists. Funds operating expenses for workshops, conferences, international travel, etc. May apply for up to 200,000 DKK (~$30,000).

http://goo.gl/SHXn2W

http://goo.gl/ISHqs0

http://goo.gl/CEh7kO

 

Israeli - All Year Round:

 

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

Aiming to strengthen cooperation between researchers in Germany and Israel, funding is aimed to forge partnerships.

http://www.dfg.de/en/research_funding/programmes/international_cooperation/research_grant_cooperation_israel/in_brief/index.html

 

DFG – German Science Foundation: Trilateral Projects – Middle East Cooperation

The funding of trilateral projects with the involvement of German, Israeli and Palestinian researchers is intended to support peaceful development in the Middle East. In suitable cases, instead of or in addition to the Palestinian partner, a researcher from another neighboring country of Israel may be integrated in a trilateral project. Previous funding was in the range of €150K-€200K/yr.

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

 

Israel Anti-Drug Authority: Research Grants

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

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

 

Israel Insurance Association Research Fund: Research Grants

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

-Possible Earthquake in Israel and its implications;

-Sinkholes in the Dead Sea region;

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

Detailed info.

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

1. Developmental biology related to regenerative medicine

2. Stem cell biology related to cell therapy

3. Development of diverse Cell Therapy approaches

4. Tissue Engineering and Biomedical Engineering

5. Use of novel gene replacement technologies for therapeutic purposes

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

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

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

 

National Insurance Institute of Israel: The Research Fund

המוסד לביטוח לאומי: קרן המחקרים

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

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

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

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

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

- מדדים לאיתנות פיננסית של תכניות הביטוח הסוציאלי.

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

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

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

National Insurance Institute of Israel: Manof Fund for Financing Activities for the Prevention of Work Related Accidents

המוסד לביטוח לאומי: קרן מנוף למימון פעולות למניעת תאונות בעבודה

קרן מנוף פועלת לצמצום מספר תאונות העבודה ומסייעת להוביל מחקרים בתחום הבטיחות והגהות, בפיתוח ושיפור אמצעי בטיחות חדשניים, באיתור סיכונים מקצועיים יוצאי דופן במקומות עבודה ובמתן פתרונות להם, ועוד. גובה הסיוע יקבע לגבי כל פרויקט לגופו.

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

 

Foreign: 

 

U.S. Federal Medical Opportunities (DHHS/NIH & DOD/CDMRP) are located here.

 

U.S. Federal Civil Opportunities (DOC/NOAA & DOE) are located here.

 

U.S. Federal Defense Opportunities (DOD/DARPA; DHS; DOD/DTRA; ODNI/IARPA; U.S. Army Material Command, IBSS, DFBA, and USACE) are located here.

 

29.5 | TerumoBCT: Plasma Exchange Innovation Award – Expression of Interest

Aim: to support scientific and clinical research to advance therapeutic plasma exchange through novel scientific ideas, best practices, standards and tools. Applicants from neurology, nephrology, immunology, hematology and other fields of medicine are encouraged. Funding: $100K to one recipient or smaller grants (totaling up to $100,000) to multiple recipients.

http://www.plasmaexchangegrant.com/

 

29.5 | Huntington’s Disease Society of America (HDSA): Human Biology Project - LOI

Aim: sponsoring innovative research of HD patient data that will shed light on the most proximal biological events caused by the mutant huntingtin gene, including: biomarker discovery/development, systems biology studies, drug target identification and validation, and more. Preference given to young investigators. Collaboration with HDSA Centers of Excellence is encouraged. Funding $75K/year for 1-2 years.

http://www.hdsa.org/research/grant-applications/hd-human-biology-project-hdsa-research-fellowship/index.html

 

30.5 | Obesity Society and Novo Nordisk

- Mid-Career Research Grants in obesity – letter of intent: funds three areas of concentration: 1- neuroendocrine control of eating behaviors (clinical/pre-clinical); 2- novel neuroendocrine regulators of body weight (clinical/pre-clinical); 3- new drug treatment strategies needed as adjuncts to sustain lost weight. $45,000/1 yr.

- Early Career Grant Challenge – 2015: two-phased competition that fosters/stimulates new research ideas related to obesity. Five finalists (receiving $1,500 travel grant) present their proposal and a selected winner will receive a $40,000 research grant.

http://www.obesity.org/about-us/novo-nordisk-research-grants.htm

 

31.5 | Italian Society for the Study of Headaches: Enrico Greppi Award 2015

Award to the best unpublished original paper dealing with clinical, epidemiological, genetic, pathophysiological or therapeutic aspects of headache. €10,000.

http://www.thejournalofheadacheandpain.com/about/update/GreppiAward2015

 

31.5 | Nesta Longitude Prize: Diagnostic Test for Bacterial Infections

(Recurring deadline every 4 months thereafter)

Creating a cost-effective, accurate, rapid and easy-to-use point-of-care diagnostic test for bacterial infections that will allow health professionals worldwide to administer the right antibiotics at the right time and will help conserve antibiotics for future generations. The team must include a member which has a presence in the UK (UK office, company or organization).  Funding: £10 million prize

http://longitudeprize.org

 

31.5 | Baxter International: Baxter BioScience Grants

Support in amount of up to $125K in the following areas: * Immunology * Neurology * Hematology * Pulmonology

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

 

31.5 | MO Bio Laboratories: Microbiome Awards for Young Investigators

The Microbiome Award provides young (awarded Ph.D in the last 5 years), extraordinary scientists with funding and recognition to carry out scientific work in the field of Microbiome research. The program will award 3 prizes in amount of $2K, $3K, $5K, and the winner will receive a Research Package consisting of the analysis of 100 microbiome samples including nucleic acid extraction and targeted amplicon analysis.

http://www.microbiomeproject.com/

 

31.5 | 2016 Rolex Awards for projects that will benefit the world – Pre-application

Ten awards, five Laureate Awards and five Young Laureate Awards, to exceptional individuals who demonstrate that they have pioneering projects that will benefit the world. Funding: Laureate Awards- CHF 100K, Young Laureate Awards- CHF 50K.

http://www.rolexawards.com/about/apply

 

31.5 | Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics, Mathematics and Life Sciences

Aim: to recognize the world’s top scientists in each of the 3 fields, granting each a $3 million award; as well as recognizing promising junior researchers in the fields of Fundamental Physics and Mathematics, granting each a $100,000 award. The Breakthrough Prize recognizes major achievements, with special attention to recent development. One prize in the Life Sciences category will be earmarked for work contributing to the understanding of Parkinson’s & Neurodegenerative Disorders.

https://breakthroughprize.org/

 

1.6 | | European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO): Keynote Lectures by EMBO Members

Funds keynote lectures in Europe (1,000 Euro travel expense) and International (2,000 Euro travel expense). Future deadline 1.10.

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

 

1.6 | Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics: Utilizing the CFFT Biorepository to Identify & Validate CF Biomarkers – letter of intent

After successful LOI that outlined scientific plan & required biospecimens and clinical data needed for aims, invited applicants may address these sample topics or others:  mechanisms/predictors of CFTR modulator responsiveness  /  identification/validation of novel biomarkers, those that accurately reflect disease severity, those that identify/predict/reflect severity or risk profile, or those enabling understanding of airways microbiology in the CF lung, those that are inflammatory responses in CF  /  development/application of novel technologies useful for biomarker identification/validation.  $100,000 per yr/2 years.

http://www.cff.org/research/ForResearchers/ResearchTools/CFFTBiorepository/

 

1.6 | Lupus Research Institute; Novel Approaches to Lupus

Novel research, idea-driven research projects relevant to basic, translational or clinical investigation in lupus addressing these goals: stimulate investigation of underexplored pathways and generate transformative discoveries that achieve safer and more effective treatments  /  investigations into the fundamental mechanisms of lupus and its complications  /  explorations of novel targets and pathways  /  and applications involving novel technologies and interdisciplinary approaches. $100,000/3 yrs.

http://www.lupusresearchinstitute.org/lupus-research/grant-application

 

1.6 | Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America – Broad Medical Research Program

Projects leading to improvements in the prevention, diagnosis or therapy of Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis. Necessary costs/2 yrs.

http://www.ccfa.org/science-and-professionals/broad/funding/what-we-fund.html

 

1.6 | Macular Disease Foundation Australia (MDFA): Research Grant & Blackmores Research Grant

- MDFA Research Grant: projects reducing the impact and incidence of macular disease in Australia in following research areas: * bio-medical * low vision/impact * nutrition/supplements/lifestyle * practices and protocols – requires PI to be based in an Australian institution and a co-investigator can be outside Australia. $700,000/3 yrs.

- Blackmores MDFA Research Grant: research to encourage and enhance nutrition and/or lifestyle aspects of macular degeneration: * nutrients/ingredients enabling risk reduction * eye health professionals’ practices * lifestyle factors & interventions * diet and nutrition - requires PI to be based in an Australian institution and co-investigator can be outside Australia. $600,000/3 yrs.

http://www.mdfoundation.com.au/research/grants.aspx

 

1.6 | Lung Cancer Research Foundation: 2015 LCRF Grant Application

LCRF funds projects focused on one or more of the following: * basic science, * translational research, * clinical research, * supportive care, * and quality of care/outcomes. $50,000/1 yr.

http://www.lungcancerresearchfoundation.org/our-research/grant-applicants/

 

1.6 | Russell Sage Foundation: Project & Presidential Awards – social sciences

Projects improving social and living conditions in the U.S. in these program areas: * behavioral economics * cultural contact * future of work * immigration * social inequality. Up to $150,000.

http://www.russellsage.org/how-to-apply

 

1.6 | PSC Partners: Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis Research Grants

Aim: address important and novel, basic or clinical research question related to PSC and closely allied diseases (such as inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), ulcerative colitis (UC) or Crohn's disease) as they relate to PSC. Of particular interest are projects that have the potential to discover a cure for this disease, and/or identify novel therapies that may significantly delay time to liver transplantation, prevent disease recurrence following liver transplantation, and/or improve the quality of life of those with PSC. Applications addressing PSC in children are strongly encouraged. Funding: $30K/year for 2 years.

http://www.pscpartners.org/apply

 

1.6 | The Chanel-Ceries Research Award for Skin Research

Aims: Multidisciplinary, basic or clinical research on the biology or physiology of healthy skin and its reaction to environmental factors. Funding: €40K for 1 year.

http://research-technology.chanel.com/research-awards

 

1.6 | Children's Prize: Saving lives of children under five

The 2015 Children’s Prize seeks the best and most effective project that proposes to save the greatest number of children’s lives. Funding: One winner will be awarded the $250,000 prize to directly execute their proposed project, 2 years.

http://www.childrensprize.org/

 

2.6 | BASF: Energy Contest

Seeking low-cost grid-scale energy storage technologies that would provide reliable global energy reserves and create a strong economic framework for energy production and distribution. 100,000 Euros.

http://goo.gl/u8Vq6Y

 

2.6 | Spencer Foundation: Education Research Small Grants

Funding: up to $50,000, two programs are available:

Areas of Inquiry: * Education and Social Opportunity * Organizational Learning * Teaching, Learning, and Instructional Resources * Purposes and Values of Education * Field-Initiated Proposals (Any other subject relevant to the Foundation goals)

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

 

2.6 | Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF): Translational and Clinical Research on Alzheimer’s Disease (Proposal due 16.6, LOI 2 weeks prior)

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

- Preclinical Drug Discovery: Drug discovery and biomarker development.. Funding averages $150K/year. In some cases, multi-year proposals can be considered.

- Program to Accelerate Clinical Trials: Funding- up to $1.5M per application, is offered to increase the number of innovative drugs tested in humans.

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

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

 

2.6 | Semiconductor Research Corporation(SRC): Call for Research in Nano-manufacturing Materials and Processes  – White papers

Aim: to advance fundamental knowledge and innovations in the nano-manufacturing of semiconductors. Successful white paper authors will be invited to submit full proposals. Funding $75K-$100K per yr for 2-3 yrs.

https://www.src.org/compete/s201510/

 

3.6 | Prostate Cancer Foundation: 2015 Young Investigator Awards

Projects in basic, translational, or clinical research of persons that are highly innovative basic science programs will be considered and priority will be given to “bench to bedside” translational research having the potential to deliver near term benefit to patients. $75,000 per yr/3-5 yrs.

http://goo.gl/ocU5US

http://www.pcf.org/site/c.leJRIROrEpH/b.5699537/k.BEF4/Home.htm

 

3.6 | Toyota Environmental Activities Grant Program: Grants in Biodiversity and Global Warming – Pre proposal

Soliciting collaborative projects with Japanese PIs along the themes "Biodiversity Conservation" and "Global Warming Countermeasures". Projects may be conducted globally. Funding: ¥7 million (~$60K) over 2 years.

http://www.toyota-global.com/sustainability/environment/blessings_of_nature/ecogrant/

 

5.6 | Children's Heart Foundation: Research Grants in Congenital Heart Disease (CHD)

Objective: Supporting the most promising, original, significant CHD research. Funding: up to $100K / calendar yr for up to 2 years.

http://www.childrensheartfoundation.org/for-scientists

 

5.6 | Pulmonary Hypertension Association: PHA/ATS Research Fellowship in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

Goal: to enable new faculty-level investigators, in the field of diagnosis, pathogenesis, treatment or outcomes of pulmonary hypertension, to make the transition to established investigators. Partnerships with senior investigators are strongly encouraged. One grant will be awarded. Funding: up to $40,000 for 2 yrs.

http://www.phassociation.org/MedicalProfessionals/Research/ResearchFellowship

 

10.6 | Quanterix: sponsored access to Single Molecule Array (Simoa) HD-1 Analyzer, and Accelerator Laboratory

Invites submissions for exploration of new biomarkers and pathways in these fields: oncology, neurology, cardiology, and other fields of medicine. Recipient of grant will have access to a state-of-the art accelerator laboratory.

http://info.quanterix.com/simoa-accelerator-lab-call-for-proposals

 

12.6 | Gerda Henkel Foundation: Research projects in historical humanities

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

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

 

15.6 | Muscular Dystrophy Association:  Research Grant – letter of intent

Independent investigator with projects aimed at developing treatments for the muscular dystrophies and related diseases of the neuromuscular system. $100,000 per yr/3 yrs.

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

* Understand the role of tau protein processing.

* Understand cellular energy metabolism and oxidative stress perturbations.

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

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

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

* Develop animal models.

* Develop tools for early diagnosis.

* Develop treatments that improve the symptoms.

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

Funding: Up to $100K over 3 years.  Application deadlines are quarterly on January 15, April 15, July 15 and October 15.

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

 

15.6 | EFSD, Merck Sharp & Dohme (MSD): Novel Therapies for Type 2 Diabetes

Intended to fund preclinical/translational research on novel therapies to encourage the identification of new targets for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. Proposals may include but are not limited to: * Mechanisms to induce “browning of adipose tissue” * New targets for improving skeletal muscle or adipose tissue insulin resistance * Bile acid biology as it relates to metabolic disease  * Lipid metabolism as it relates to insulin action * Mechanisms of glucose-dependent insulin and glucagon secretion. Funding: up to €100,000, the duration of each award will depend upon the needs of the project.

http://www.europeandiabetesfoundation.org/index.php/ct-menu-item-5/14-sample-data-articles/233-msd-novel-therapies-for-type-2-diabetes-programme

 

15.6 | Eppendorf & Science: The International Prize for Neurobiology for Young Scientists - Essay

Awarded annually to one young (up to 35) scientist for the most outstanding neurobiological research. Prize value: $25K.

http://www.sciencemag.org/site/feature/data/prizes/eppendorf/

 

17.6 | Water Research Foundation

- Hospital Discharge Practices and Contaminants of Emerging Concern in Water: This project will investigate hospital discharge practices in order to better understand the loading of contaminants of emerging concern (CECs) being discharged from hospitals, what actions hospitals are taking to mitigate or reduce that loading, if any, and what actions are feasible beyond what’s already being done. $90,000-$100,000/flexible duration.

- New and Emerging Capital Providers for Infrastructure Funding New and Emerging Capital Providers for Infrastructure Funding: Identify and evaluate emerging infrastructure capital instruments that may decrease costs, support stakeholder values, and align with future utility objectives. $100-000-$125,000/flexible in duration.

- Retrofit and Management of Metallic Pipe with Cathodic Protection: Guidance Document on Technical Feasibility and Economic Value: This project will investigate technical and economic considerations to retrofit buried metallic pipelines with cathodic protection (CP) for the drinking water industry. It will also study troubleshooting, management and value analysis of existing CP systems. $130,000-$140,000/flexible in duration.

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

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

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

 

17.6 | Preeclampsia Foundation: Vision Grant Program

Aim: fund medical research pertaining to the pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy. Funding: $25,000.
http://www.preeclampsia.org/research/research-funding

 

17.6 | Komen Breast Cancer Foundation: Career Catalyst Grants, Post Doctoral Fellowships and Graduate Training - Pre-Application

- Career Catalyst Research Grants: early stage scientists, basic/translational or clinical research. Funding: $150K/year for up to 3 years.

- Postdoctoral Fellowship Grants: support promising scientists for basic/translational or clinical research projects Funding: $60K/year for 2-3 years.
- Graduate Training in Disparities Research: intended to establish and/or to sustain a training program for a minimum of 3 graduate students who are seeking careers dedicated to understanding and eliminating disparities in breast cancer outcomes across population groups. Funding: $135K/year for 3 years.
http://ww5.komen.org/ResearchGrants/FundingOpportunities.html

 

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

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

http://www.lupusresearchinstitute.org/lupus-research/grant-application

 

26.6 | American Epilepsy Society: Seed Grant Program

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

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

Future deadline: 25.9.15

 

30.6 | Russell Sage Foundation: Visiting Scholars Program – social, economic, and behavioral sciences

Provides a unique opportunity for select scholars in the social, economic, and behavioral sciences to pursue their research and writing while in residence at the Foundation’s New York headquarters. $110,000.

http://www.russellsage.org/how-to-apply

 

30.6 | Children’s Leukemia Research Association: Research Grant Program

Any doctor at the Ph.D. or MD level who is involved in research towards finding the causes and cure for leukemia may apply. Funding: $30,000.

www.childrensleukemia.org/researchgrants.html

 

1.7 | European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO): Advanced Fellowships

Supports an additional two years of funding for Long-Term Fellows who can demonstrate exceptional progress during their current postdoctoral work allowing awardees to complete their postdoctoral research in a host laboratory and to establish their own line of research. Stipend + benefits + if a fellow start an independent position at an institution may under certain circumstances devote up to 30,000 Euros for laboratory related expenses. 2 years.

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

 

1.7 | Morris Animal Foundation: Blue Buffalo Foundation for Cancer Research Veterinary Fellowship for Small Companion Animal Nutrition

Provides support for a post-DVM or post-PhD student to pursue post-doctoral research training in companion animal nutrition. $118,000/2 yrs.

http://www.morrisanimalfoundation.org/researchers/small-animal/

 

1.7 | Ferring Pharmaceuticals: Innovation Grants in Gastroenterology, Reproductive Health and Urology – Discovery Grants and Postdoc/Graduate Fellowships

FRI is interested in funding exploratory, discovery and preclinical research into novel drug targets that are addressable with peptides and/or proteins; with emphasis in these therapeutic areas: gastroenterology (immunological basis of gastrointestinal (GI) disorders, etc.),  reproductive health (Identification of targets with utility in the prevention and/or treatment of preterm labor or preeclampsia, etc.), and urology (novel approaches to treat disorders such as secondary hypogonadism and benign prostatic hyperplasia). Discovery grants $50,000/1 yr; fellowships $50,000/1 yr.

http://ferring-research.com/ferring-grants/overview/

 

1.7 | Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute: Engagement Award: Knowledge, Training and Development, and Dissemination Awards

Support for projects that encourage active integration of patients, caregivers, clinicians, and other healthcare stakeholders as integral members of the patient-centered outcomes research/clinical effectiveness research (PCOR/CER) enterprise. $250,000/2 yrs.

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

http://www.pcori.org/funding/opportunities

 

1.7 | Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute: Engagement Award – Research Meeting and Conference Support

Funding support for meetings and conferences that align with PCORI’s Mission and Strategic Plan and facilitate expansion of patient-centered outcomes research/clinical comparative effectiveness research (PCOR/CER). $50,000 one-time up to $250,000 for multi-year award/2 yrs.

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

http://www.pcori.org/funding/opportunities

http://www.pcori.org/sites/default/files/PCORI-EAIN-Conference-Support_0.pdf

 

1.7 | AACR: Ocular Melanoma Foundation Fellowship, in honor of Robert C. Allen

The AACR-Ocular Melanoma Foundation Fellowship, in honor of Robert C. Allen, MD represents a joint effort to encourage and support a postdoctoral or clinical research fellow to conduct ocular/uveal melanoma research and to establish a successful career path in ophthalmology, ocular oncology, uveal melanoma cancer biology or similar field. The research proposed for funding may be basic, translational or clinical in nature and must have direct, primary applicability and relevance to ocular/uveal melanoma. AACR membership is required. Funds $50,000/1 year.

http://www.aacr.org/Funding/Grant%20Assets/2015%20OMF%20PG.2.pdf

 

1.7 | National MS Society (NMSS): Pilot Research

Designated to support unique or novel ideas with the potential to open significant new areas of research on multiple sclerosis. Projects that are simply extensions of on-going research or that already have ample supporting data will not be considered. Funding: $40,000 for 1 year.

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

 

1.7 | NATO: Science for Peace and Security

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

PCC supports high-quality, high-impact, novel research that has a high likelihood of success and of resulting in methods or products that will advance the anti-doping field and ensure integrity in sport. Areas of investigation reflect the PCC's current research priorities: * Developing methods of cost-effective testing to detect and deter the use of banned and illegal substances. * Developing testing protocols to detect designer substances used for doping purposes. * Improving existing analytical methods to detect particular drugs, ex. GH, IGF-1, EPO, hCG. * Developing analytical methods to detect performance enhancing drugs not currently detectable. * Longitudinal urinary excretion patterns, metabolism and dose-concentration. * Critical reviews to support interpretation of laboratory data. * Alternative specimens, (ex. oral fluid, dried blood/plasma spots) for testing. Funding: between $10,000 to $400,000

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

 

1.7 | Lung Cancer Research Foundation: Research Grants

Grants support basic science, translational research, clinical research, quality of care/outcomes research on all cancers of the lung. Funding: $75K for one year.

http://www.lungcancerresearchfoundation.org/our-research/grant-applicants/

 

1.7 | European Foundation for The Study of Diabetes (EFSD), JDRF And Lilly: European Programme In Type 1 Diabetes Research

Research with potential to increase understanding of the natural history, pathogenesis, and/or heterogeneity of human type 1 diabetes; Pancreatic beta cell biology and potential human beta cell regenerative approaches; Pathophysiology; Therapies that slow or stop progression before symptomatic disease or that preserve beta cell function in new onset; and more... (see link below). Funding: €100K (more possible).

http://goo.gl/uNn4mY

 

2.7 | International Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva (FOP): Competitive Grant Program

Proposals should be focused on discovery and advancement of new therapeutic approaches to FOP with a disposition toward approaches likely to have near-term clinical or translational relevance. Funding: $25K to $100K for 1 year.

http://www.ifopa.org/research/competitive-research-grant-program.html

 

3.7 | Cisco Research Center: Requests for Proposals – Internet, Video, Software and more – Multiple opportunities

Cisco welcomes the opportunity to support and to collaborate with researchers in exploring new technologies. Specific RFPs include but are not limited to: *Internet of Everything Based Smart Services * Cloud Services Research * Software Defined Infrastructure * Threat Defense and Distributed Computation and Trusted Computing * Video * Predicting Security Vulnerabilities in Software Component * Distributed Traffic Monitoring * Internet Economic Models and Policy Impact * Fog Computing, Ecosystem, Architecture and Application * IP Based Smart Service. All submissions require an internal Cisco Sponsor, which Cisco Research Center will attempt to help identify. Recurring deadline: 2.10.

http://www.cisco.com/web/about/ac50/ac207/crc_new/university/rfp.html

 

3.7 | Kennedy's Disease Association: Research Grants

KDA is planning to fund one or more research grants this fall to further the understanding of the pathological mechanisms of Kennedy’s Disease. The KDA projects that funding for each grant will be up to $50K. Applications from junior investigators and from senior post-doctoral fellows are encouraged.

http://www.kennedysdisease.org/index.php/promote-research/research-grants

http://www.kennedysdisease.org/images/stories/PDFs/GrantProposalAnnouncement2015.pdf

 

6-10.7 | Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) – short-term pre- and post-doctoral fellowship

Purpose is to conduct cooperative research for 1 to 12 months under the guidance of a host in Japanese universities and other institutions. Having secured a host in Japan that would invite an eligible candidate from the Technion, the host then submits a proposal prepared by the pre- or post-doc to the JSPS. Selected candidates must arrive in Japan between 1.1.16-31.3.16. In addition to certain allowances, a pre-doc monthly allowance is provided of ¥200,000; post-doc ¥362,000.

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

 

7.7 | The French Muscular Dystrophy Association (AFM-Téléthon): Research in Neuromuscular Diseases

Trampoline grants: intended to support investigators early in their career and/or early stage innovative projects. Funding: up to €50,000 over 1 year.  Research projects for one year, renewable for a 2nd year, and exceptionally for a 3rd year.

http://www.afm-telethon.com/research/calls-for-proposals/current-calls-for-proposals.html

http://www.afm-telethon.com/media/files/Instructions%20for%20Applicants.pdf

 

8.7 | Parkinson's UK: Small Grants Scheme

Objective: small-scale research projects and pilot studies, focused on finding a cure and better treatments for Parkinson's, aiming towards improving life for patients either in the short or long term. PI must be based in UK, international collaborators allowed. Funding: £50K over 2 years

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

 

15.7 | Water Research Foundation

- Practical Monitoring Tools for the Biological Processes in Biofiltration: The objective of this project is to achieve the following: 1) provide information on practical, field-tested monitoring tools that can be used for drinking water biofiltration, 2) assist drinking water utilities in selecting monitoring tools and developing holistic monitoring strategies and 3) advise drinking water biofiltration facility operators on using monitoring tools for day-to-day operation. $225,000-$275,000/flexible duration.

- Performance Benchmarking of Pumps and Pumping Systems for Drinking Water Utilities: Using a performance benchmarking approach, identify best practices and performance metrics associated with optimal energy efficiency of drinking water utilities’ pumps and pumping systems. $200,000-$225,000/flexible duration.

- Understanding the Source and Fate of Polymer-Derived Nitrosamine Precursors: The objectives of this project are to develop a strong understanding of how cationic polymers contribute to NDMA formation, and identify measures that a water agency can implement to reduce polymer-derived NDMA formation. $325,000-$350,000/flexible duration.

- High Consequence Isolation Valve Placement and Operation for Effective Risk Management of Pipe Failure: This project will focus on high consequence isolation valves as a component of risk management of high consequence pipe failure. It will develop a practical guidance manual on risk management and present several business cases using triple bottom line analysis. $215,000-$235,000/flexible duration.

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

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

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

 

15.7 | Environmental Research & Education Foundation: General Request for Proposals – Research in Sustainable Solid Waste Management

Proposals related to sustainable solid waste management practices are invited in these areas: waste minimization  /  recycling  /  waste conversion to energy/biofuels/chemicals  /  strategies to promote diversion to higher and better uses  /  landfilling. $15,000-$500,000 (average $160,000)/no duration specified. Cost sharing is encouraged - if interested contact the Research Authority in advance - RA-TEC@trdf.technion.ac.il, 2152/1745/1769 in advance.

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

 

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

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

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

 

15.7 | EFSD and Novartis: European Research Programme in Microvascular Complications of Diabetes

Acceleration of European basic and clinical research focusing on microvascular complications of diabetes. Hypothesis driven basic and clinical intervention projects (projects not involving clinical trials).  Funding: up to €100K.

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

 

15.7 The Leaky Foundation: Research Grants – Human Origins

Aim: research related specifically to human origins and evolution. Funding: Up to $25K.

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

 

15.7 | AO Foundation: AO Start-up grants: 'The healing of musculoskeletal tissues'

Proposals should focus on AO general area of interest, 'The healing of musculoskeletal tissues', understanding of normal or disturbed healing, implant technology (including bone/implant interface, scaffolds) and IT solutions to enhance clinical techniques. Eligible: Young investigators within 5 years of the completion of their terminal degree or within 5 years of initiation of their first assist. professor position.  Experienced researchers submitting novel high-risk projects. Funding: CHF60K (~$65K) / year for up to 2 years.

https://www.aofoundation.org/Structure/research/research-funding/Pages/Start-up-grants.aspx

 

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

Seeks extramural research and development ideas meeting these areas of interest:  medical simulation and training  /  prolonged field care  /  damage control resuscitation  /  portable lab diagnostics  /  force health protection and environmental medicine  /  canine medicine.  Funding not specified/2 year limit. W81XWH-USSOCOM-BAA-15-1. Future deadline 19.11.

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

* Advanced Research and Development of Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Medical Countermeasures

The Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority solicits the advanced research and development of medical countermeasures for chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear agents that threaten the U.S. civilian population. This research is anticipated to advance candidate medical countermeasures towards FDA licensure/approval and consideration for acquisition. Research Areas of Interest (further described in Part I of the announcement):  * Vaccines (Anthrax) * Antitoxins and Therapeutics (Viral hemorrhagic fevers viruses and Anthrax)   * Antimicrobial Drugs * Radiological and Nuclear Threat Countermeasures  * Chemical Threat Countermeasures. * Diagnostics. Multiple awards of various values will be granted. Deadlines for submission of White Papers for areas 1, 2, 3, 6 are: 30/7/14, 31/10/14, 30/1/15, 30/4/15, 30/7/15. Areas 4 and 5 are open for continuous submission until expiration date, 30/7/15.

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

 

31.7 | ARC Foundation for Research of Cancer

Award to researchers whose work has led to a major breakthrough in fundamental research or in translational clinical research in oncology. €150,000

http://www.recherche-cancer.net/espace-recherche/english.html

 

31.7 | Cutaneous Lymphoma Foundation (CLF): CLARIONS Award

The program funds innovative research in all areas of Cutaneous Lymphomas with particular interest in: * Etiology and risk factors of cutaneous lymphomas. * Measures of disease impact on individuals and populations. * Translating discoveries into diagnostic and therapeutic advances. * Optimizing therapies for cutaneous lymphomas. * Improving quality of life for patients. Funding: $25K for 1 yr.

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

 

31.7 | Glaucoma Research Foundation: Shaffer Grants for Innovative Research – Pre proposal

Aim: support new high-impact clinical, epidemiological and laboratory research based on the following strategic research goals:

·         Protect and restore the optic nerve

·         Accurately detect glaucoma and monitor its progress

·         Find the genes responsible for glaucoma

·         Understand the intraocular pressure system and develop better treatments

·         Determine the risk factors for glaucoma damage using systematic outcomes data

Funding: $40,000 for 1 year

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

 

1.8 | Science and SciLifeLab: Prize for Young Scientists – essays

Offering prizes for winning essays written by young scientists (received doctoral degree in previous two years) that will be published in Science. Topics encompass: cell and molecular biology, genomics and proteomics, ecology and environment, and translational medicine. Grand prize $30,000; and three category prizes $10,000 each.

http://www.sciencemag.org/site/feature/data/prizes/scilifelab/

 

1.8 | Guggenheim Foundation: Violence Research

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

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

 

1.8 | National Alopecia Areata Foundation (NAAF): Research Grants

- Investigator-initiated –$40-$100K/year for 1-3 yrs.

- Career Development Bridge Grant - Up to$100K/year for up to 2 yrs.

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

 

3.8 | Rheumatology Research Foundation

- Investigator Award: supports junior investigator developing project that will be competitive for NIH funding in basic science, translational, and clinical projects relevant to the rheumatic diseases for the period between completion of the post-doctorate and establishment as an independent investigator.  $375,000/3 years.

http://www.rheumresearch.org/file/Awards/IA_RFA.pdf

- Scientist Development Award: supports individuals in the early stages of career or those without significant prior research ideas planning to embark in biomedical and/or clinical research in arthritis and rheumatic diseases. $225,000/3 yrs.

http://www.rheumatology.org/Foundation/Awards/FY2016_SDA_Award_Application/

http://rheumresearch.org/Awards

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

3.8 | International Myeloma Foundation: Research Grants

- Junior Grants: candidates should have: completed postdoctoral studies or clinical fellowships no later than August; able to devote 50% of his/her time to the project. The Award may be used for laboratory supplies for the research proposed. Funding: $50K over 1 year.

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

http://goo.gl/iz2SEU

 

5.8 | National MS Society (NMSS): Research Grants - Pre-Application

Studies related to multiple sclerosis that may serve in preventing, treating and curing MS and improving quality of life. NMSS supports fundamental as well as applied studies, non-clinical or clinical in nature, including projects in patient management, care and rehabilitation. NMSS supports studies for terms of 1-5 years

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

 

7.8 | Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation: Grant for Mesothelioma Research

Encouraged projects include but not limited to: strategies for early detection and prevention of mesothelioma  /  definition of targetable differences between normal and transformed mesothelium /  determination of clinical/molecular determinants for prognosis  /  therapeutic intervention involving: immune response targeted therapy, novel chemotherapeutic compounds, and novel radiation or surgical techniques.  $50,000/2 years.

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

 

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

Supports post-doctoral research visits to laboratories throughout Europe and the world – international exchange is a key feature in the application process. Stipend + benefits/2 yrs; receiving institute is in Singapore may be up to 3 yrs. Future deadline is 12.2.16.

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

 

14.8 | Epilepsy Foundation: Multiple opportunities - LOI

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

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

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

 

15.8 | Fanconi Anemia (FA) Research Fund: projects in FA, carcinogenesis, and endocrine dysfunctions – pre-proposals

- Research grants in Fanconi Anemia: funds basic or applied research projects into the mechanisms, pathogenesis and/or treatment of Fanconi anemia. No funding specified/1-2 yrs.

- Head and Neck Carcinogenesis: funds work focused on the molecular pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma in patients with FA. No funding or duration specified.

- Endocrine Organ Dysfunction: funds work focused on the molecular pathogenesis of, diagnosis, and treatment of endocrine dysfunction in patients with FA. No funding or duration specified.

http://fanconi.org/index.php/research/grant_applications

 

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

Research and education in experimental economics. Funding: up to $10K.

http://ifreeweb.org/research/the-ifree-small-grants-program/

 

15.8 | Care for Rare Foundation: Science Award

The Award should give young scientists the chance to initiate a basic or clinical research project in the field of rare diseases (not more than 5 out of 10.000 human beings are affected) which manifest during childhood. Criteria for the selection of the winner are scientific excellence, interdisciplinarity and project relevance for clinical-translational research involving the affected patients. A German partner is required. Funding: €50K.

http://care-for-rare.org/de/science-award-rare-diseases-2015

 

17.8 | National Ataxia Foundation: Multiple opportunities - Letter of Intent

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

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

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

 

20.8 | Spencer Foundation: Education Research Small Grants

Funding: up to $50,000, two programs are available:

Areas of Inquiry: * Education and Social Opportunity * Organizational Learning * Teaching, Learning, and Instructional Resources * Purposes and Values of Education * Field-Initiated Proposals (Any other subject relevant to the Foundation goals)

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

 

24.8 | Kenneth Rainin Foundation: Health – Synergy Award – inflammatory bowel disease

Aim: to advance the study of IBD and fund ground breaking or unconventional methodologies, whose risky outlook is justified by the possibility of a major breakthrough. The Kenneth Rainin Foundation’s annual Innovations symposium brings together influential and collaborative researchers and innovative and creative thinkers to work toward the common goal of curing IBD. $300,000, available only to symposium attendees.

http://krfoundation.org/health/synergy-award/

 

31.8 | Centre for Cancer Biology: Clifford Prize for outstanding cancer research

Nominations for the award in recognition of outstanding cancer research leading to significant clinical outcomes.

http://www.centreforcancerbiology.org.au/news-and-events/clifford-prize/

 

31.8-4.9 | Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) – various fellowships

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

31.8 | MATSUMAE International Foundation: Research Fellowship Program 2016

Projects in natural science, engineering, and medicine are given priority. Fellowships for 3-6 months of duration between April 2016 and March 2017. ¥220,000 monthly stipend.

http://www.mars.dti.ne.jp/~mif/qchap2.htm

 

31.8 | Benign Essential Blepharospasm Research Foundation (BEBRF): Blepharospasm/Meige Research Proposal – cranial dystonia

Funds research directly related to blepharospasm or Meige’s Syndrome, both forms of cranial dystonia, to include new treatments, pathophysiology and genetics, photophobia, and dry eye. $150,000/1 yr.

http://www.blepharospasm.org/research-request.html

 

31.8 | Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals: Grants4Targets Initiative

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

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

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

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

*Hematology: Focus on novel, targets for hemophilia, hemoglobinopathies, bone marrow cell mobilization and renewal.

*Ophthalmology: Treatment options for dry AMD/Geographic Atrophy and Stargardt’s disease

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

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

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

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

 

31.8 | Baxter International: Baxter BioScience Grants

Support in amount of up to $125K in the following areas: *Immunology * Neurology * Hematology * Pulmonology

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

 

31.8 | International Team for Implantology: Research Programs

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

Small Grant: for new investigators. Funding: up to $50,000.
Large Grant: for experienced researchers established the field. Funding: up to $200,000.

http://www.iti.org/?a=1&t=0&y=3001&r=0&n=288&i=&c=25&v=page&o=&s

 

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

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

http://goo.gl/gZo8jy

 

1.9 | National Center for Responsible Gaming (NCRG): Seed Grants in Gambling Research

Funding priority: Research to improve identification of disordered gamblers, explore the efficacy of brief interventions for this population and increase the rate of disordered gamblers referred to treatment. Applicants interested in focusing on other topics on gambling disorder are also welcome to apply. Funding: up to $30,000/year for one year.

http://goo.gl/Gzy6OO

 

1.9 | EFSD and Lilly: European Diabetes Research Programme

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

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

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

 

8.9 | Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF): Translational and Clinical Research on Alzheimer’s Disease (Proposal due 22.9, LOI 2 weeks prior)

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

* Preclinical Drug Discovery: Drug discovery and biomarker development.. Funding averages $150K/year. In some cases, multi-year proposals can be considered.

* Program to Accelerate Clinical Trials: Funding- up to $1.5M per application, is offered to increase the number of innovative drugs tested in humans.

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

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

 

11.9 | Thrasher Research Funds: Early Career Awards – in children’s health

Funds research topics important to children’s health. Both incidence and severity are considered when determining the significance of a problem being studied. Eligible to apply are: 1. Physicians who are in a residency/fellowship training program, or who completed that program no more than one year before the date of submission of the Concept Paper.  2. Post-doctoral researchers who received their doctorate no more than 3 yrs prior to the date of submitting the Concept Paper.  Funding: up to $25K up to 2 years. Note: See all year section for funding for established PIs with greater funding level.

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

 

14.9 | Russell Sage Foundation: Project Awards in Basic Social Science LOI

The Foundation supports basic social science research within the "announced programs" (see below). The major awards range between $35K - $150K.

* Social Inequality-research on the social, economic, political, and labor market consequences of rising economic inequalities in the United States.

* Future of Work -research on the causes and consequences of changes in the quality of jobs for less- and moderately-skilled workers in the United States.

* The social, economic and political effects of health care reform.

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Makes project-based grants to individuals and produces public programs to foster the development and exchange of diverse and challenging ideas about architecture and its role in the arts, culture, and society.

- Production and Presentation: These grants assist individuals with the production-related expenses that are necessary to take a project from conceptualization to realization and public presentation. These projects include, but are not limited to, publications, exhibitions, installations, films, new media projects, and other public programs. $20,000/1 yr.

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

http://www.grahamfoundation.org

 

16.9 | Parkinson's UK: Small Grants Scheme

Objective: small-scale research projects and pilot studies, focused on finding a cure and better treatments for Parkinson's, aiming towards improving life for patients either in the short or long term. PI must be based in UK, international collaborators allowed. Funding: £50K over 2 years

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

1.10 | NATO: Science for Peace and Security

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

** Science & the Big Questions:

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

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

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

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

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

** Character Virtue Development

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

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

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

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

 

1.10 | Scoliosis Research Society (SRS): Funding opportunities

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

2.10 | Cisco Research Center: Requests for Proposals – Internet, Video, Software and more – Multiple opportunities

Cisco welcomes the opportunity to support and to collaborate with researchers in exploring new technologies. Specific RFPs include but are not limited to:

*Internet of Everything Based Smart Services  * Cloud Services Research * Software Defined Infrastructure * Threat Defense and Distributed Computation and Trusted Computing * Video * Predicting Security Vulnerabilities in Software Component * Distributed Traffic Monitoring * Internet Economic Models and Policy Impact * Fog Computing, Ecosystem, Architecture and Application * IP Based Smart Service

All submissions require an internal Cisco Sponsor, which Cisco Research Center will attempt to help identify. http://www.cisco.com/web/about/ac50/ac207/crc_new/university/rfp.html

 

2.10 | Institut Mérieux: Research Grants Program in infectious and cardiovascular diseases and food and water

Application deadlines in 2015: January 6 / April 30 / October 2

Institut Mérieux strategic fields of interest are: infectious diseases, cancer, cardiovascular diseases and food and water safety/nutrition/health. Mérieux grants are open to basic, clinical-and/or technology-driven research projects. Grant application requires a 3 pages proposal + CV. Two types of Grants are available:

Advanced Research Grants: provide €100K - €200K for 2 years and are dedicated to very innovative projects.

Starting Research Grants: provide €40K for 2 years and are dedicated to very promising projects that will need further nurturing.

http://www.institut-merieux.com/uk/politique_grants.php

http://www.institut-merieux.com/include/pdf/merieux_researchgrantsdescription.pdf

 

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

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

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

 

5-9.10.15 | Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) – short-term pre- and post-doctoral fellowship

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

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

 

7.10 | National MS Society (NMSS): Pilot Research in multiple sclerosis

Designated to support unique or novel ideas with the potential to open significant new areas of research on multiple sclerosis. Projects that are simply extensions of on-going research or that already have ample supporting data will not be considered. Funding: $40,000 for 1 year.

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

 

15.10 | ALS Therapy Alliance (ATA) Grant Funding

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

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

 

16.10 | American Chemical Society: New Directions Grants

The New Directions Grants Program aims to stimulate a new direction of research for established faculty, and to support the careers of their student scientists and engineers. $110,000/2 yrs.

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

*  Evaluating new therapies in clinical trial.

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

* Understand the role of tau protein processing.

* Understand cellular energy metabolism and oxidative stress perturbations.

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

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

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

* Develop animal models.

* Develop tools for early diagnosis.

* Develop treatments that improve the symptoms.

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

Funding: Up to $100K over 3 years.  Application deadlines are quarterly on January 15, April 15, July 15 and October 15.

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

 

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

Seeks extramural research and development ideas meeting these areas of interest:  medical simulation and training  /  prolonged field care  /  damage control resuscitation  /  portable lab diagnostics  /  force health protection and environmental medicine  /  canine medicine.  Funding not specified/2 year limit. W81XWH-USSOCOM-BAA-15-1.

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

 

26.11 | Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF): Translational and Clinical Research on Alzheimer’s Disease (Proposal due 10.12, LOI 2 weeks prior)

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

* Preclinical Drug Discovery: Drug discovery and biomarker development.. Funding averages $150K/year. In some cases, multi-year proposals can be considered.

* Program to Accelerate Clinical Trials: Funding- up to $1.5M per application, is offered to increase the number of innovative drugs tested in humans.

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

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

 

1.12 | Rheumatology Research Foundation: Disease Targeted Research Grants

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

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

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

http://rheumresearch.org/Awards

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

31.12 | ELRHA Humanitarian Innovation Fund – Core grants

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

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

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

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

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

 

4-8.1.16 | Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) – short-term pre- and post-doctoral fellowship

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

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

 

15.1.2016 | ABB: Grünberg’s Post-Doctoral Award - Creative use of software, electronics and/or new materials, towards groundbreaking industrial solutions

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

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

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

http://goo.gl/GC5qk8

http://goo.gl/ZqIbvR

 

15.1.2016 | FRAXA Research Foundation: Program Grants in fragile X syndrome – letter of intent

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

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

 

4-8.4.16 | Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) – short-term pre- and post-doctoral fellowship

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

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

 

26.4.16-6.5.16 | Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) – various fellowships

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

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

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

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

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

 

6-10.6.16 | Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) – short-term pre- and post-doctoral fellowship

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

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

 

Foreign - all year round:

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

Cancer Research:

 

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

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

http://solvingkidscancer.org/work/grants

 

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

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

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

 

The Gateway for Cancer Research: Treatment Innovator

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Liddy Shriver Sarcoma Initiative: Sarcoma Research Grants Program

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

- understanding the molecular biology of sarcomas

- exploring "molecular targets" for new sarcoma therapies

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

- translational studies

- studying vaccines, monoclonal antibodies, and mTOR inhibitors

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

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

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

- research directed at the early detection and diagnosis of sarcoma

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

 

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

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

 

Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure: Basic and Clinical Research Grants - Initial research summary

Aim: Accelerating the development of new brain tumor treatments, at each stage of the drug development pipeline, to ensure promising leads are advanced as quickly as possible. Request to initially submit a 1000 word research summary.

http://abc2.org/smarter-research/how-we-fund

 

Neurological Disorders and NeuroScience:

 

Dana Foundation: Clinical Neuroscience Research Grant Program

Dana is inviting grant proposals for "first in man" studies involving a few patients with devastating brain disease for which there currently is no effective treatment. Funded researchers set up "controlled clinical studies" in a small number of patients with a specific brain disease, based on promising animal studies suggesting that a specific therapy either treated the condition or prevented it from getting worse. In these controlled clinical studies, the new therapy is tested in some of the patients while the other patients continue to receive currently available treatment. Through this process, clinical researchers determine whether the tested new therapy shows initial promise beyond currently available treatment. Grant studies can receive up to $300K over 3 years.

http://www.dana.org/grants/clinical-neuroscience-research/

 

Hereditary Disease Foundation: Research Grants and Postdoctoral Fellowships in Huntington's disease - Letters of Intent

Research projects that will contribute to identifying and understanding the basic defect in Huntington's disease. Areas of interest include trinucleotide expansions, animal models, gene therapy, neurobiology and development of the basal ganglia, cell survival and death, and intercellular signaling in striatal neurons. Budget: Research Grant: $50K for one year, PD Fellowship: $40,500 - $56,000 for one year.

www.hdfoundation.org/funding/grants.php

 

Autism Speaks: Suzanne and Bob Wright Trailblazer Award

Support for a small investigator-initiated high risk/high impact project. Must be highly novel, "out of the box" autism-relevant research that is potentially transformative, paradigm shifting, and/or overcome significant roadblocks in autism research. Funding: $100K for one year.

http://www.autismspeaks.org/science/grants-program

 

Simons Foundation: Autism Research Initiative (SFARI) - Explorer Awards

The program is designed to enable focused experiments to gain a deeper understanding of the mechanisms underlying autism spectrum disorders or potential therapeutic approaches. The foundation seeks investigation at multiple levels, including but not limited to gene discovery, molecular mechanisms, circuits, anatomy, and cognition and behavior. Funding: $60K, for 1 year.

http://sfari.org/funding/grants

 

Other

 

European Foundation for the Study of Diabetes: Albert Renold Travel Fellowships for Young Scientists

Aims to enable young scientists to travel and stay (3 months or less) at other institutions in order to learn different scientific techniques related to diabetes research. Paid members of EASD under the age of 35 with PhD or 40 years MD/PhD with clinical training on 1 January in the year the fellowship is awarded. Submissions must be received 6 weeks prior to date of proposed travel; travel must be completed within 9 months of receipt of award. Funds up to 8,000 Euro.

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

 

DFG – German Science Foundation: Research Training Group and International Research Training Groups

Research Training Groups (comprised of one or more universities) are established to promote young researchers; they are run by 5-10 professors with expertise in any field. There are two program profiles: 1) research: focuses on one main topic; and 2) qualification: enables doctoral researchers to produce independent research findings with international visibility, and simultaneously qualify for domestic and international academic and non-academic job market.

International research training groups are structured doctoral programs run by German universities in conjunction with universities abroad, promoting systematic research cooperation from the partner group.

There is a two-stage proposal process: draft proposal that leads to invitation for full proposal. Funding is for nine years in two 4.5 year segments.

http://www.dfg.de/en/research_funding/programmes/coordinated_programmes/research_training_groups/index.html

http://www.dfg.de/formulare/54_05/

 

DFG – German Science Foundation: Grants to Support the Initiation of International Collaboration

Funds collaborative activities, such as three-month research stays at partner institutions, guest visits, or joint workshops, between international partners.

http://www.dfg.de/en/research_funding/programmes/international_cooperation/initiation_international_collaboration/in_brief/index.html

Criteria for successful submissions: http://www.uni-tuebingen.de/Mikrobiogen/DFG-Presentation.pdf

 

 

The Coca-Cola Company: Community Support Application – various topics

Water Stewardship: Supports initiatives that provide access to clean water and sanitation, watershed protection in water-stressed regions, the utilization of water for production and or multiple use systems that do more than provide clean drinking water, and education and awareness programs that promote water conservation within communities and industry.

Active Healthy Living: Supports initiatives that provide access to exercise, physical activity and nutritional education programs, initiatives that motivate behavior modification, and projects that encourage lifestyle/behavioral changes.

Community Recycling: Supports initiatives to increase liter abatement efforts, advance recovery and reuse, increase community recycling awareness, and offers support for research and innovation.

Education: Supports programs that offer scholarships, school drop-out prevention projects, access to educational programming, and other educational initiatives deemed critical by our local business units.

Locally-Designated Priorities: Responds to critical local initiatives related to HIV/AIDS education and prevention and malaria in Africa and Latin America, youth development initiatives in Europe and diversity initiatives in the United States.

No $ limit; no specified project length limitation.

http://www.coca-colacompany.com/stories/community-requests-guidelines-application

 

30.9 | DOD: Military Infectious Diseases Research Program

Funding projects that focus on vaccines, anti-parasitic drugs, deployable field clinical diagnostics (human and vector), prophylactics and novel therapeutics to treat multidrug-resistant organisms in combat wound infections, as well as vector control pertinent to naturally occurring endemic diseases with demonstrated or potential capability to decrease military operational effectiveness. Funding is $100,000-$500,000 per project; period of performance up to 5 years.

www.technion.ac.il/~research/FY15 USAMRMC BAA.pdf

Beyond Batten Disease Foundation – rolling acceptance of LOIs

BBDF is interested in novel targets and therapeutic approaches for juvenile Batten disease. Areas of interest are outlined at agency web site. Procedure is to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) that provides a preliminary overview of the project, resource, or conference. Awards vary between $5,000 up to $2-million, with an average academic grant of $150,000 over two years.

https://beyondbatten.org/research/about-funding/

 

US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command: https://www.usamraa.army.mil/pages/baa_forms/index.cfm

 

Broad Foundation - Broad Medical Research Program: Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Grants

Funding for up to 2 years for basic or clinical IBD research projects that: are innovative; are in the early stages of exploration; will improve diagnosis, therapy or prevention of IBD in the near future. In addition, BMRP wants to attract scientists who are not currently working in IBD to apply their knowledge, expertise and techniques to IBD research. Interdisciplinary collaboration is strongly encouraged. Requests for funding must be preceded by a brief Letter of Interest. Range of annual grant awards is $13,200 - $190,402 with a mean of $114,082

Special Requests for Proposals: Differences in IBD incidence between developing and developed countries. BMRP is funding innovative research into the possible reasons for low and high incidence of IBD in different areas of the globe. Proposals should be exploratory in nature or designed as pilot.

http://www.broadmedical.org/

 

Immune Tolerance Network (ITN): Clinical Trials and Assays & Biomarkers in diseases of the immune system - Concept Proposals

ITN is a non-profit, government-funded consortium of researchers working together to establish new treatments for diseases of the immune system. The ITN conducts clinical trials of specialized immune tolerance therapies in the following areas:

* the prevention of organ transplant rejection (in liver, kidney and islet transplantation)

* the treatment of autoimmune diseases (such as type 1 diabetes, multiple sclerosis, lupus and others)

* the prevention and treatment of allergies and asthma

Clinical Trials: ITN accepts applications for novel clinical trials, in the areas of:

Islet Transplantation

Kidney & Liver Transplantation

Autoimmune Diseases

Allergy & Asthma

Assays & Biomarkers: ITN accepts applications for the development of novel tolerance assay or mechanistic studies, for the purposes of establishing new surrogate markers of immune tolerance and investigating the mechanisms of clinical tolerance.

** ITN does NOT accept proposals for non-human or preclinical studies.

www.immunetolerance.org/professionals/proposals/guidelines

 

Thrasher Research Fund: Pediatric Research

Supports medical research aimed to improve children's health in a variety of significant pediatric problems, with an emphasis on projects that have the potential to translate into clinically meaningful results within a few years. Both incidence and severity are considered when determining the significance of the proposed topic. Funding: the median award amount is $300K over 3 years.

https://www.thrasherresearch.org/SitePages/al-thrasher-award.aspx

 

Action Duchenne: Research Grants - Pre Preposal

Action Duchenne will consider high quality applications throughout the year. The general research strategy is to increase understanding of Duchenne muscular dystrophy and to support research into, and evaluation of, potential management and treatment strategies. Only proposals which fit the funds' recommendations will be accepted: http://www.technion.ac.il/~research/ACTION_DUCHENNE.pdf. Range of previously funded projects $30K-$175K.

http://www.actionduchenne.org/research/allocation-of-funding-and-process/

 

Arnold P. Gold Foundation: Practicing Medicine with Humanism and Humility

Gold Foundation funds unsolicited projects, such as research, lectures, curriculum development, community outreach, cross cultural education, and the publication of literary writings related to the practice of humanistic medicine, which can be self-sustained and replicated. Funding: $250 - $25,000.

http://www.humanism-in-medicine.org/index.php/programs_grants/gold_foundation_programs/grant_requests

 

European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO): Short-term fellowships to advance molecular biology research by helping scientists to visit another laboratory for applying a technique not available in the home laboratory. The fellowships are only provided for exchanges between 2 EMBC member states and are not awarded for exchanges between two laboratories within the same country. The fellowships cover travel plus subsistence of the fellow alone.

http://www.embo.org/funding-awards/fellowships/short-term-fellowships

 

Michelson Grants: non-surgical sterilization products or technologies for use in dogs and cats

Found Animals will provide up to $50 million in multiple, multi-year international grants through the Michelson Grants in Reproductive Biology, for promising research in pursuit of non-surgical sterilization products or technologies for use in dogs and cats. The Foundation seeks proposals for up to $250,000 USD per year for up to 3 years of funding.

http://michelson.foundanimals.org/michelson-grants

 

The Human Frontier Science Program (HSFP): Short-Term Fellowships (2 weeks to 3 months)      International collaboration in interdisciplinary, basic research in the life sciences, to support researchers early in their careers who wish to work in a laboratory in another country, to learn new techniques or to support the establishment of collaborations in a new area of research. A candidate from a non-supporting country (Israel) may apply to work in a research institution in any of the supporting countries: Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, Belgium, Canada, Cyprus (EU part only), Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Korea, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK and USA.  The Fellowships will cover travel and living expenses.  

www.hfsp.org/how/appl_form.php

 

Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE): Research Grants – Initial request

FARE-sponsored research includes clinical trials of promising therapies, as well as studies that answer crucial questions about the causes, epidemiology, and economic and social impact of food allergies. Funding: not specified.

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

 

Alpha-1 Foundation: Out of-Cycle Grant Opportunities

Purpose: to support large, typically clinical grants that do not fit into the in-cycle grant program. Out-of-cycle grants can be Foundation-initiated RFA or Investigator-initiated applications. The investigator should contact the Foundation before considering applying for an out-of-cycle application.

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

 

Fanconi Anemia Research Fund: Multiple opportunities

Generally interested in supporting interdisciplinary and translational research efforts that effectively address one or more of the following priorities:

-To understand how alteration of the genes and their products lead to the clinical manifestations of Fanconi anemia.

-To determine the causes of bone marrow failure, myelodysplasia and leukemia in

-To define the pathogenesis of cancers that affect persons with Fanconi anemia

-To identify practical and proactive management strategies

-To support the creation of shared resources, databases and technologies

Specific RFAs include:

-HPV Serology among Fanconi Anemia patients

-Head and Neck Carcinogenesis

-Endocrine Organ Dysfunction

Proposals may be submitted at any time throughout the year.

http://www.fanconi.org/index.php/research/grant_applications

 

Social Sciences, Education and Humanities:

 

The Sasakawa Peace Foundation – in social sciences, humanities, and peace studies

Funds projects promoting international understanding, exchange, and cooperation in consonance with SPF program policy/guidelines. Various opportunities: * regular projects * Sasakawa Pacific island nations fund * Sasakawa Pan Asia fund * Sasakawa Middle East Islam fund * and Sasakawa Japan-China friendship fund. Amounts varies/1-3 yrs.

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

 

Gerda Henkel Foundation: Small Grants in Historical Humanities

The Foundation funds German and foreign academics in the fields of historical humanities. The following fields are supported in particular: History; Prehistory and Early History; Archaeology; Art History; Historic Islamic Studies; Legal History; History of Science. Funding: up to €15K for the Small grants program. Higher amounts can be requested in the Foundation regular program.

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

 

National Center for Responsible Gaming (NCRG): Seed Grant

This program supports small research projects, in amount of $25K, that can be completed in one year. Funding priorities include:

-Prevention of gambling disorders

-Outcome research on behavioral and pharmacological treatment strategies

-Decision-making and neuroeconomics

-The impact of new gaming technology on gambling and gambling disorders

-Gambling among minorities, especially Native Americans, and issues of health disparities

-Impact of DSM-5 changes in pathological gambling diagnosis

-Biogenetic vulnerabilities to gambling disorders

-Animal models

-Gambling among the elderly and emerging adults.

http://www.ncrg.org/research-center/apply-ncrg-funding/seed-grants

 

Spencer Foundation: Philosophy in Educational Policy and Practice

Funding: up to $40K. Application submission throughout the year..

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

 

United States Institute of Peace: Middle East and North Africa Grant

Projects will focus on facilitation of democratic transitions, strengthening the rule of law, and the improvement of relations between minority, ethnic, and religious groups. 

Specific areas of priority include:

-       Rule of law, governance and transitional justice

-       Post-conflict reconciliation and conflict resolution

-       Inter-communal dialogue, projects promoting the inclusion of and better relations with minorities and ethnic groups.

-       The role of youth in conflict prevention and conflict resolution

-       The role of civil society organizations in building consensus on national reconciliation processes

-       Gender and peacebuilding

-       Media and science in peacebuilding and conflict resolution

-       Economic drivers of conflict and/or the economic impact of conflict

Awards range from $75,000 to $150,000. Some 20% of applications are funded.

http://www.usip.org/grants-fellowships/grant-opportunities/middle-east-and-north-africa-grant

 

General purpose:

 

DFG: Individual Grants Programme

DFG - the Germany research foundation funds German scientists but Israeli partners can be funded as subcontractors.

http://www.dfg.de/en/research_funding/programmes/individual/index.html

 

Humboldt Foundation:

Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Awards

Awarded to outstanding accomplishments in research, if they are expected to continue producing cutting-edge academic achievements and have a lasting impact beyond their area of specialization. Academics, regardless of their discipline or nationality, may be nominated, provided that they have received their doctoral degree within the past 18 years. Award winners are invited to conduct a research project of their own choosing in Germany in close collaboration with a specialist colleague. Project duration 6-12 months. Award amount is €45,000. Self-nomination is not possible. Nomination processing normally takes up to six months, selection committee meetings are held twice a year – currently at the beginning of spring and in early autumn.

http://www.humboldt-foundation.de/web/bessel-award.html

Humboldt Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers

For highly-qualified scientists and scholars from abroad, who completed their doctorates less than 12 years ago to spend extended periods of research (6-18 months; may be divided up into a maximum of three blocks) in Germany. Candidates are expected to have their own, clearly defined research profile. Funding: fellowship of €3,150 per month. The selection committee meets every year in March, July and November.

http://www.humboldt-foundation.de/web/humboldt-fellowship-experienced.html

Humboldt Research Award

The award is granted in recognition of a researcher's entire achievements to date to academics whose fundamental discoveries, new theories, or insights have had a significant impact on their own discipline and who are expected to continue producing cutting-edge achievements in the future. Award winners are invited to spend a period of up to one year cooperating on a long-term research project with specialist colleagues at a research institution in Germany. Nominations may be submitted by established academics in Germany or by award winners of the Humboldt Foundation working abroad, provided that the nomination is made jointly with a colleague working in Germany. Direct applications are not accepted. The award is valued at €60,000. Selection Committee meetings are held twice a year – currently at the beginning of spring and in early autumn.

http://www.humboldt-foundation.de/web/humboldt-award.html

 

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

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

 

Leverhulme Trust (UK): International Networks

These collaborations enable a British PI to lead a research project where its successful completion is dependent on the participation of overseas institutions. Applications for research on any topic are eligible for support. However, an exception is made for areas of research supported by specialist funding agencies and in particular for medicine. Funding: £125K over 3 years.

http://www.leverhulme.ac.uk/funding/IN/IN.cfm

 

DOD – Office of Naval Research (ONR): Naval International Cooperative Opportunities (NICOP) in Science and Technology Program- White Papers

Mechanism to encourage international science and technology (S&T) cooperation in areas of interest to the Naval Research Enterprise (NRE) by providing seed funding when the Office of Naval Research (ONR) headquarters or other organizations within the NRE commit to out-year program funding. A successful proposal should pull together a team of international and US scientists to address problems of naval S&T interest. A NICOP is not intended to continue projects already underway. When requesting support for scientists who have previously worked together, or are presently collaborating, the proposed project must clearly involve new ideas, new funds and usually the introduction of new participants.

** Due to previous contacts with ONR, Interested applicants are advised to contact the research authority before initiating submission (Robi – 2152, Olga – 1745). 

http://www.onr.navy.mil/Science-Technology/ONR-Global/funding-opportunities/NICOP.aspx

 

DOD – Office of Naval Research (ONR): Collaborative Science Program - international workshops / conferences

The program provides financial support for international workshops and/or conferences in order to achieve specific goals:

1) Planning cooperative science and technology (S&T) programs with researchers in the Naval Research Enterprise (NRE)

2) Identifying and discussing outstanding S&T issues in areas of Department of Navy (DoN) interest

3) Developing long-term relationships between DoN and international science and technology sponsors

4) Maintaining ONRG connectivity with the international scientific community in the focus areas outlined in the Naval Science and Technology (S&T) Strategic Plan.

A formal proposal for financial assistance should be made by the conference organizers or authorized representative at least 12 weeks, but not more than one year, prior to the date of the proposed conference.

** Due to previous contacts with ONR, Interested applicants are advised to contact the research authority before initiating submission (Robi – 2152, Olga – 1745). 

http://www.onr.navy.mil/Science-Technology/ONR-Global/funding-opportunities/conference-support-program.aspx

 

Microsoft Azure for Research Award Program – Bi-monthly RFPs

Microsoft Research is soliciting proposals for the use of Microsoft Azure in research. We welcome research proposals from any branch of scholarly activity. We review these proposals on the fifteenth of even-numbered months (April, June, August, and so forth).

http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/projects/azure/default.aspx#award-program

 

Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF):

International Short Visits

For researchers abroad who wish to collaborate with researchers in Switzerland. During the visit, they pursue a small joint research project. The visits may last from one week to three months. The submission of an application is possible at any time, but must be deposited at least two months before the grant is due to start. Intended for all scientific disciplines. The grants include travel, room and board expenses.

http://www.snf.ch/en/funding/careers/international-short-visits/Pages/default.aspx

​International Exploratory Workshops

For researchers in Switzerland who wish to organize workshops with participants from abroad. The workshops are an opportunity for researchers from different backgrounds to meet, share new insights and increase their knowledge in a field.A grant comprises travel, room and board costs for up to ten participants from abroad. The workshops may last from two to five days. Intended for all scientific disciplines.

http://www.snf.ch/en/funding/science-communication/international-exploratory-workshops/Pages/default.aspx

 

UK Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC): The Research Networking Scheme

The scheme is intended to support forums for the discussion and exchange of ideas, through, for example, a short-term series of workshops, seminars, networking activities or other events. The aim is to stimulate new debate across boundaries, for example, disciplinary, conceptual, theoretical, methodological, and/or international. Proposals should explore new areas, be multi-institutional and can include creative or innovative approaches or entrepreneurship. Funding: up to £30,000 for up to 2 yrs.

http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/Funding-Opportunities/Pages/Research-Networking.aspx

 

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST): Measurement Science and Engineering (MSE) Research Grants

Applications will be considered on a continuing basis. Applications may be processed and considered for funding in the current fiscal year or in the next fiscal year, subject to the availability of funds. It is advised to consult with the contact person of each program before submission.

Material Measurement Laboratory (MML): research in materials science and engineering, materials measurement science, biosystems and biomaterials, biomolecular measurements, chemical sciences and applied chemicals and materials. Funding: $10K - $500K for up to 5 years. In 2013 14 grants were awarded.

Physical Measurement Laboratory (PML): research in the broad areas of mechanical metrology, semiconductors, ionizing radiation physics, medical physics, biophysics, neutron physics, atomic physics, optical technology, optoelectronics, electromagnetics, time and frequency, quantum physics, weights and measures, quantum electrical metrology, temperature, pressure, flow, far UV physics, and metrology with synchrotron radiation. Funding: $5K - $250K for up to 5 years. In 2013 30 grants were awarded.

Engineering Laboratory (EL): research in the following fields: machine tool and machining process metrology; advanced manufacturing; intelligent systems and information systems integration for applications in manufacturing; structures, construction metrology and automation; inorganic materials; polymeric materials; heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVAC & R) equipment performance; mechanical systems and controls; heat transfer and alternative energy systems; computer integrated building processes; indoor air quality and ventilation; earthquake risk reduction for buildings and infrastructure; smart grid; windstorm impact reduction; applied economics; and fire research. Funding: $5K - $500K for up to 5 years. In 2013 20 grants were awarded.

Information Technology Laboratory (ITL): research in the broad areas of advanced network technologies, big data, cloud computing, computer forensics, information access, information processing and understanding, cybersecurity, health information technology, human factors and usability, mathematical and computational sciences, mathematical foundations of measurement science for information systems; a metrology infrastructure for modeling and simulation smart grid, software testing, and statistics for metrology. Funding: $10K - $500K for up to 5 years. In 2013 23 grants were awarded.

NIST Center for Neutron Research (NCNR): research involving neutron scattering and the development of innovative technologies that advance the state-of-the-art in neutron research. Funding: $25K - $100K for up to 5 years. In 2013 3 grants were awarded.

Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology (CNST): research in nanotechnology specifically aimed at developing essential measurement and fabrication methods and technology in support of all phases of nanotechnology development, from discovery to production; conducting collaborative research with CNST staff scientists and engineers; and supporting researchers visiting CNST to conduct such collaborative research. Funding: $15K - $100K for up to 5 years. In 2013 2 grants were awarded.

Office of Special Programs (OSP): research in the broad areas of greenhouse gas and climate science measurements, Funding: $25K - $1,500K over 5 years; law enforcement standards, Funding: $25K - $1,200K over 5 years; and measurement science for energy research, Funding: $25K to $1,000K for up to 5 years.

Associate Director for Laboratory Programs (ADLP): research in chemistry, materials, physics, engineering, infrastructure, information technology, neutron research and nanotechnology. Additional information about the ADLP and ADLP Programs may be obtained at http://www.nist.gov/director/adlp.cfm. Funding: $5K - $100K for up to 5 years.

http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=251835

 

Lloyd's Register Foundation: Research Grants for Engineering-related Research Enhancing Safety – Pre-application

Aim: to support engineering-related research, that makes a real difference in improving the safety of the critical infrastructure on which modern society relies. Priority areas include:

-Structural integrity and systems performance;

-Resilience engineering;

-Human and social factors;

-Emergent technologies

(See examples of funded projects in Case Studies #4, #5 here: http://www.lrfoundation.org.uk/funding/case-studies/).

Support provided to both fundamental, low-TRL (technology readiness level) research and more applied technology development. Duration: prefer longer-term research (provide examples of 4-5 years).  Please contact us (Robi 2152, robertg@trdf,technion.ac.il, Michal, 1745, michall@trdf.technion.ac.il) if considering to submit, to verify IP issues.

http://www.lrfoundation.org.uk/funding/