Research Authority - Technion R&D Foundation

Active Funding Resources: Full list

Sub-lists: Life | Exact and Material | Soc & Humanities

For any assistance call Robi – 2152, robertg@technion.ac.il, Michael - 1769, MichaelKM@trdf.technion.ac.il or Michal-1745 MichalL@trdf.technion.ac.il

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

 

Israeli:

 

29.10 | GIF: Israeli-German Joint proposals in Life Sciences, Medicine, Social Sciences

GIF Regular Program supports cooperative research projects conducted jointly by German and Israeli scientists. The proposal should be designed for 3 years with a total budget of up to EUR 200,000, and shall concern basic and applied science and technology, for peaceful purposes only.

GIF Young Scientists’ Program aims to encourage young scientists without research partner in the other country, and help them establish first contacts with potential counterparts in Israel or Germany. Eligibility: within 7 years after completing their Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree (at the starting date of the Grant (1.1.2016)). Funding: up to EUR 40,000 for one year.

www.gif.org.il

 

29.10 | BSF – NSF: Joint Program in Physics BSF Deadline: 3.11.14

Experimental Atomic Molecular and Optical Physics

The program supports projects encompassing four sub-areas of this broad discipline: Precision Measurements, Atomic and Molecular Dynamics, Atomic and Molecular Structure, and Optical Physics. Research supported in the first three sub-areas includes activities in quantum control, cooling and trapping of atoms and ions, low-temperature collision dynamics, the collective behavior of atoms in weakly interacting gases (Bose-Einstein Condensates and dilute Fermi degenerate systems), precision measurements of fundamental constants, and the effects of electron correlation on structure and dynamics. In Optical Physics, support is provided in areas such as nonlinear response of isolated atoms to intense, ultra-short electromagnetic fields, the atom-cavity interaction at high fields, and quantum properties of the electromagnetic field.

http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13622&org=PHY

Experimental Elementary Particle Physics

The program supports exploration into the fundamental nature of matter, energy, space, and time.  At the NSF, particle physics is supported by four programs within the Division of Physics: (1) the Theory program, which includes fundamental research on the forces of nature and the early history of the universe as well as support for the experimental program by providing guidance and analysis for high energy experiments; (2) the Elementary Particle Physics (EPP) program, which supports particle physics at accelerators and advances in detector development; (3) the Particle Astrophysics (PA) program, which supports non-accelerator experiments; and (4) the new Accelerator Science program which supports research at universities into the educational and discovery potential of basic accelerator physics.

http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13622&org=PHY

Experimental Gravitational Physics

The program supports exploration into the fundamental nature of matter, energy, space, and time.  At the NSF, particle physics is supported by four programs within the Division of Physics: (1) the Theory program, which includes fundamental research on the forces of nature and the early history of the universe as well as support for the experimental program by providing guidance and analysis for high energy experiments; (2) the Elementary Particle Physics (EPP) program, which supports particle physics at accelerators and advances in detector development; (3) the Particle Astrophysics (PA) program, which supports non-accelerator experiments; and (4) the new Accelerator Science program which supports research at universities into the educational and discovery potential of basic accelerator physics.

http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5628&org=PHY

Theoretical Gravitational Physics

The program supports research at the frontiers of science aimed towards answering questions about the nature of space and time, the gravitational attraction at atomically small and cosmological large distances and the use of gravitational waves to explore the universe. The program supports research that includes tests on the inverse distance square law of gravitational attraction, Lorentz invariance and Equivalence Principle as well as the direct detection of gravitational waves. This program oversees the management of the construction, commissioning, and operation of the Laser Interferometer Gravity Wave Observatory (LIGO), and provides support for LIGO users and other experimental investigations in gravitational physics and related areas.

http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503539&org=PHY&from=home

Experimental Nuclear Physics

The program supports research at the frontiers of nuclear science, including: properties and behavior of nuclei and nuclear matter under extreme conditions, and/or as they relate to astrophysical phenomena; the quark-gluon basis for the structure and dynamics of hadrons and nuclei; phase transitions of nuclear matter from normal nuclear density and temperature to the predicted high-temperature quark-gluon plasma; and basic interactions and fundamental symmetries.  This research involves many venues, including low-energy to multi-GeV electrons and photons; intermediate-energy light ions; low-energy to relativistic heavy ions, including radioactive beams; cold and ultra-cold neutrons; as well as non-accelerator-based experiments.

http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5627&org=PHY

Particle Astrophysics

The program supports university research in many areas of particle astrophysics, including the study of ultra-high energy particles reaching Earth from beyond our atmosphere, experiments or research and development projects for underground facilities and non-accelerator-based experiments studying the properties of neutrinos. Currently supported activities include: ultra-high energy cosmic-ray, gamma-ray and neutrino studies; the study of solar, underground and reactor neutrino physics; neutrino mass measurements; searches for the direct and indirect detection of Dark Matter; searches for neutrino-less double beta decay; and studies of Cosmology and Dark Energy.

http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5633&org=PHY

Theoretical Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics

The program supports theoretical and computational research in all areas of atomic structure, the molecular structure of small molecules, electron, and atomic collisions, photoionization and photodetachment of electrons from atoms and small molecules, time-dependent interactions with atoms and small molecules, quantum optics, ultracold phenomena in Bose and Fermi gases, and quantum information.  Investigations primarily directed toward a theoretical understanding of larger molecules or condensed matter systems should be directed toward the appropriate programs in the Division of

http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503273&org=PHY

Submission to the NSF should be made by the U.S. PI alone, but include a description of the critical role of the Israeli partner (detailed work program and budget). Both PIs are required to submit to the BSF a copy of the NSF proposal. If awarded, the Israeli PI will receive a grant from the BSF, while the U.S. PI will receive a grant from the NSF. The BSF grant to the Israelis is expected to be up to $100,000/year. A PI currently receiving BSF funding in a program other than an NSF-BSF program IS permitted to apply to this program but only with a different subject.

BSF Call (NSF Physics programs): http://www.bsf.org.il/data/FormsToDownload/BSF-NSF_Physics_program_Call.pdf

BSF Regulations: www.technion.ac.il/~research/BSF_Instructions_BSFNSF_Physics_Program.pdf

NSF Division of Physics - Investigator-Initiated Research Projects (PHY): http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2014/nsf14576/nsf14576.pdf

 

31.10 | Rappaport Family Trust Fund: Rappaport Prize for Excellence in Bio-Medical Research

קרן משפחת רפפורט: פרס רפפורט למצוינות בתחום המחקר הביו רפואי

פרסי רפפורט, אחד לחוקר בכיר ואחד לחוקר צעיר, מוענקים מדי שנה למדענים שימצאו ראויים לכך בגין מחקר רפואי או ביו-רפואי אשר פוטנציאלית יתרום לקידום בריאות האדם ושיש בו מצוינות, פריצת דרך או חידוש ושמקדם באופן משמעותי תחום רפואי ספציפי כגון פיתוח תרופה או הבנה חדשה לגבי אופן טיפול במחלה ספציפית. מימון: 60,000$ לפרס החוקר הבכיר, 40,000$ לפרס החוקר הצעיר. חברי מכון רפפורט לא יוכלו להיות מועמדים לפרס.

http://rappaport-prize.com/index.php/takanon-research

 

31.10 | Altman Research Center: Call for Research in Dietary supplements and Probiotics - Abstract Submission (Postponed from 30.9)

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

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

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

 

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

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

http://www.academy.ac.il/data/projects/23/Batsheva_Fellows_Guidelines4-14.pdf

* Aharon and Ephraim Katzir Fellowships for extended studies abroad - Intended for extended studies in research and the learning of new methods at leading laboratories in the world in the life sciences, the exact sciences and engineering. Each fellowship is for up to $5,000 and will cover travel and accommodation expenses of the awardee alone. The fellowship is for 1 – 2 months in laboratories worldwide.

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

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

 

1.11 | Ministry of Agriculture: Call for Research Proposals in the Field Crops Sector – Summer 2015

משרד החקלאות: קול קורא להצעות מחקר בענף הפלחה – גידולי קיץ 2015

הזמנה להגשת הצעות מחקר בתחום גידולי קיץ. עדיפות תינתן לעבודות שתתאמנה ליעדי הענף :

חמניות- בחינה והתאמת זנים איכותיים, פיתוח טכנולוגיות לשיפור נביטה, אגרוטכניקה לשיפור יבולים ואיכותם והגנת הצומח.

חימצה- טיפוח זנים איכותיים, הגנת הצומח והעלאת רווחיות.

גרעיני אבטיח לפיצוח - שיפור רווחיות הגידול, עידוד חברות כימיקלים לרישוי חומרי הדברה, הגנת הצומח  ופיתוח ממשק השקיה ודישון.

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

מימון: להצעות אזוריות חד שנתיות עד 5,000 ₪. הצעות מצומצמות שיש להן עניין בהיקף ארצי ושמשכן עד שנה, עד 20,000 ₪. להצעות מורחבות שמשכן עד 3 שנים ניתן לבקש מימון ליותר מ20,000 ₪ לשנה.

http://tx.technion.ac.il/~research/MOAG_SUMMER_CROPS_2015.pdf

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

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

 

2.11 | ISF: Individual Research Grants  

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

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

 

2.11 | ISF: BIKURA Individual track for "High Risk" Projects (Full proposals)

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

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

 

2.11 | ISF: MORASHA Biomedical Research Program in Neurodegenerative Diseases, Genetic Disorders and Metabolic Diseases

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

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

 

4.11 | Ministry of Environmental Protection Chief Scientist: General Topics

המשרד להגנת הסביבה לשכת המדענית הראשית: קול קורא בנושאים סביבתיים כלליים

המשרד להגנת הסביבה פונה לציבור החוקרים בארץ בבקשה להגיש הצעות מחקר בנושאי הבאים (פירוט נוסף מופיע בקישור):

*מחקרי ים תיכון – מימון: עד 250,000 ₪ למשך שנה אחת (תמומן הצעה אחת).

*תחליפי נפט לתחבורה – מימון: 200,000-350,000 ₪ לתקופה של עד שנתיים.

*הפקת אנרגיה מפסולת ביומסה – מימון: עד 200,000₪ לתקופה של עד שנתיים.

*קרקעות חקלאיות וסביבה– מימון: עד 150,000₪ לתקופה של עד שנה אחת (תמומן הצעה אחת).

*זיהום אויר מתחבורה - מימון: עד 100,000 ₪ למשך חצי שנה עד שנה אחת.

*בניה ירוקה - מימון: עד 200,000 ₪ למשך עד 3 שנים.

במסגרת פניה זו ניתן להגיש הצעות  למחקרים מדעיים, סקרים או סקרי התכנות.

על ההצעה להיכתב בשפה העברית.

http://tx.technion.ac.il/~research/Sviva20141104.docx

 

5.11 | MOST: Water and Environment Technologies

משרד המדע: קול קורא לקבלת הצעות מחקר הכוללות מגמות יישומיות בתחום טכנולוגיות מים וסביבה

משרד המדע, משרד התשתיות, האנרגיה והמים, רשות המים, המשרד להגנת הסביבה ומשרד הכלכלה מפרסמים בזאת קול קורא לקבלת הצעות מחקר למימון מחקרים בעלי אופי לאומי, הכוללות מגמות יישומיות בתחום טכנולוגיות מים וסביבה, אשר עוסקות באחד מנושאי המחקר הבאים:

1. בחינת ההשפעות של טכנולוגיות התפלה על הסביבה הימית: כולל הזרמת תמלחות ובכללן כימיקלים שונים, יניקת מי ים והשפעתה הפוטנציאלית על האקולוגיה הימית לרבות אוכלוסיית הפלנקטון, ועוד.

2. פיתוח טכנולוגיות להתראה על זיהום מי הים ממקורות יבשתיים ומתשתיות ימיות צמודות לחוף: כולל פיתוח שיטות לחישה מרחוק וביו-אינידיקטורים.

3. פיתוח שיטות מיטביות וישימות כלכלית לטיפול בשפכים ובבוצת מט"שים עירוניים, לרבות זיהוי מזהמים: כולל טיפול לרמת איכות בוצה סוג א' עפ"י התקנות, אפיון וטפול בחומרים ממקור תרופתי, סילוק זרחן ועוד.

4. פיתוח שיטות מיטביות וישימות כלכלית לזיהוי וטיפול בשפכים תעשייתיים.

5. זיהוי, איתור ופיתוח פתרונות לדליפות מצנרת מים וביוב.

תינתן עדיפות למחקר שיוגש בשיתוף מטעם מספר מוסדות וכן למחקר רב-תחומי. מימון: עד 1.75 מיליון ₪ ל- 3 שנים. כוונת המשרדים לאשר ולממן כ-3-5 מחקרים.

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

הנחיות למילוי הטופס המקוון: http://goo.gl/rdclcc

 

6.11 | Israel Anti-drug authority: Research Proposals

הרשות למלחמה בסמים ובאלכוהול: קול קורא להצעת מחקר בתחום השימוש בסמים ובאלכוהול

מטרה: להעריך את הפעילות המתבצעת בתחום השימוש בסמים ובאלכוהול, כבסיס לגיבוש מדיניות. עדיפות תינתן למחקרים שישלבו חשיבה רב-תחומית ו/או עבודה מעבדתית מגוונת, ויכוונו לנושאים הבאים:

*חקר היבטים תרבותיים, חברתיים קוגניטיביים והתנהגותיים הקשורים לסמים ואלכוהול

*אלכוהול וסמים ובטיחות בדרכים:

*מחקרי הערכה של תכניות טיפול ושיקום הקימות בשטח

*הערכת תכניות, מודלים וגישות התערבות בתחום המניעה

*מחקרי הערכה בנושא אפקטיביות טיפול במכורים בקרב מתבגרים ו/או בוגרים

*מחקרים בתחומי מדעי החיים, מדעי המוח, רפואה וכדומה

מימון: לא פורסם רף מקסימלי. בשנים קודמות מומנו מחקרים החל מ-20,000 ₪, ועד ל-100,000 ₪ ואף יותר, לשנה.

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

 

10.11 | Israel Cancer Research Fund – ICRF: ICRF Acceleration Grants in Cancer Research

The Acceleration Grants in Cancer Research represent a new type of ICRF grant intended to speed up our understanding of the biology underlying cancer and to provide new knowledge that will rapidly enhance the development of innovative therapeutics. Awards are for two years with a maximum stipend of $50,000 per year. In order to apply a Letter of Intent is required; limit of one accepted per investigator.

http://www.icrfonline.org/sites/default/files/media/RFP%20for%20Acceleration%20Grants%202015.pdf

Agency website:

http://www.icrfonline.org/apply-for-a-grant

 

 

12.11 | Ministry of Health (MOH)- Public Health Related Food and Nutrition Research Fund: 2015 Call for Pre-proposals

משרד הבריאות-קרן מחקרים ומלגות בתחום המזון והתזונה שלהם השלכה על בריאות הציבור: קול קורא לשנת - 2015 הצעה מקדמית

יתקבלו לשיפוט הצעות‏ מחקר ‏שתהיינה קשורות ‏ישירות ‏לנושאי‏ מזון‏ ותזונה ותדגמנה חדשנות‏ בתחומים (פירוט נוסף מופיע בקישור):

*חדשנות ‏פורצת ‏דרך‏ בתעשיית‏ המזון‏ והתזונה‏ (כגון: Personalized Nutrition, Nutrigenomics, ועוד).

*השפעות‏ מזון‏ ותזונה‏ על‏ מהלך‏ מחלות,‏ כולל‏ מחקרים‏ באפידמיולוגיה ‏ובריאות‏ הציבור

*תזונה ומזון לאוכלוסיות ‏ייחודיות (כגון: קשישים, ספורטאים,‏ נשים‏ הרות)

*פיתוח‏ מזון ממקורות‏ טבעיים ‏בשיטות טכנולוגיות ‏או‏ ביוטכנולוגיות‏ חדשות שלהם השפעה ‏על‏ הבריאות

לא יתקבלו לשיפוט‏ הצעות‏ על ‏תוספי‏ מזון‏ ותוספי ‏תזונה,‏ כולל ‏הוספה ‏למזון ‏של ‏ויטמינים,‏ תרופות ‏ופרוביוטיקה וכן הצעות ‏בנושא ‏המיקרוביום. יתרון ‏יינתן‏ למחקרים ‏בשיתוף ‏פעולה בין‏ מוסדות ‏שונים ולמחקרים ‏בהם ‏ישולבו ‏סטודנטים ‏לתואר ‏דוקטור. מימון: 150,000 ₪ עד מיליון ₪ ל- 2-3 שנים.

http://www.health.gov.il/Subjects/research/Documents/call_food2015.pdf

תבנית להגשת הצעה מקדמית: http://tx.technion.ac.il/~research/Pre_Application_form_grant_KMM.doc

 

 

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

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

www.bsf.org.il

 

13.11 | BSF-NSF program in Computer Science

No official guidelines publicized yet

The second round of the BSF-NSF program in Computer Science is expected in late 2014

According to the agreement between the two foundations, the BSF carries its regular competition in Computer Sciences as part of its conventional research grant program.

In the awarded grants, both the Israelis and the Americans are eligible for BSF funding.

In parallel, the NSF publishes a new program, which is open only for those Americans who submitted to the regular program of the BSF.
http://www.bsf.org.il/BSFPublic/Default.aspx

 

14.11.14 | BSF – NSF: Joint Program in Physics – Theoretical Nuclear Physics BSF Deadline: 18.11.14

The program supports contributions to fundamental theoretical aspects of nuclear physics, as well as model building and applications to astrophysical phenomena and to experimental programs at facilities such as the National Superconducting Collider Laboratory, the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider, and the Jefferson Laboratory. This includes formulating new approaches for theoretical, computational, and experimental research that explore the fundamental laws of physics and the behavior of physical systems; formulating quantitative hypotheses; exploring and analyzing the implications of such hypotheses analytically and computationally; and interpreting the results of experiments. Some awards are co-funded with other programs in the Physics Division and in other divisions.

Submission to the NSF should be made by the U.S. PI alone, but include a description of the critical role of the Israeli partner (detailed work program and budget). Both PIs are required to submit to the BSF a copy of the NSF proposal. If awarded, the Israeli PI will receive a grant from the BSF, while the U.S. PI will receive a grant from the NSF. The BSF grant to the Israelis is expected to be up to $100,000/year. A PI currently receiving BSF funding in a program other than an NSF-BSF program IS permitted to apply to this program but only with a different subject.

BSF Call (NSF Physics programs): http://www.bsf.org.il/data/FormsToDownload/BSF-NSF_Physics_program_Call.pdf

BSF Regulations: www.technion.ac.il/~research/BSF_Instructions_BSFNSF_Physics_Program.pdf

NSF Division of Physics - Investigator-Initiated Research Projects (PHY): http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2014/nsf14576/nsf14576.pdf

NSF – Theoretical Nuclear Physics Program: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503534&org=PHY

 

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

NSF deadline is 14.11; application to BSF by 19.11

Applications must involve a computational aspect, but can also involve empirical work. Research projects must be grounded in Biology (as opposed, e.g., to studies pertaining only to artificial neural networks) and must clearly demonstrate the added value of the cooperation between the partners. The competition is open to neuroscientists and other scientists who are not classical computational neuroscientists if they are engaged in appropriate collaborations and their study is relevant to the program. Applications must be submitted jointly by an Israeli and an American scientist from a U.S. research institution to BSF, in parallel, the U.S scientist should submit (alone) an application to the NSF. Multinational proposals may be allowed. The program is managed by the NSF, but is joined also by the NIH and if awarded, the U.S. scientist will receive a grant from the NSF, or the NIH, while the Israeli scientist will receive a grant from the BSF. Funding: Total maximum combined amount of grants to all partners is limited to $250,000/year, of which up to $100,000/year to the Israeli side. Duration of grants to Israelis will follow the approved grant length to partner(s).

Please read carefully the NSF solicitation document (http://www.nsf.gov/crcns/) in order to understand the nature of the program

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

 

16.11 | ISF - Broad Inst.: Collaboration program in "mammalian circuits"

This joint program aims to support collaborative research in circuitry research between researchers from Israel and from the 'Klarman Cell Observatory'. Funding is $100,000 for one year for each side.

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

 

16.11 | Ministry or Transportation: Call for Assessment of "Point Scoring" Driving History Tracking System (Postponed from 26.10)

משרד התחבורה: קול קורא לביצוע מחקר הערכה של שיטת הניקוד והצעות לשיפורה

על המחקר לסקור גישות שונות לשיטת ניקוד באמצעות סקר ספרות, לבחון את אופן היישום בישראל, ולהציע שינויים ושיפורים. על המחקר לתת כלים בידי המשרד, להערכת יעילות השיטה בטיפול בנהגים עבריינים לצמצום ביצוע עבירות תעבורה, בדגש על השאלות הר"מ:

א. נהגים עבריינים: מה מידת הרציבידסטיות, מאפיינים של הנהגים המבצעים עבירות תנועה רבות באופן עקבי, השפעת השיטה על ביצוע עבירות של נהגים לאחר הפעלתו של אמצעי התיקון, מה השפעת הקורס הקיים על הנהג ומה מידת יעילותו

ב. אוכלוסיית הנהגים הכללית (ללא קשר לשיטת הניקוד): האם יש צורך בקורס נהיגה נכונה ("קורס רענון") לכלל הנהגים או לחלקם (מקצועיים, צעירים, קשישים), מה צריך להיכלל בקורס, מהו התזמון הנכון לקורס האמור ומתי תהיה השפעתו מקסימלית, מהי המתכונת המומלצת.

ג. נהגים מקצועיים בעלי רישיון נהיגה בדרגות D1, D, E, C: יש להתייחס לכל מכלול השאלות באופן פרטני עקב ייחודם. והאם נדרשת השתלמות עיונית, אחת לכמה שנים, ותוכן ההשתלמות.

מימון: עד 500 אלף ₪ למשך 18 חודשים. כנס מציעים יתקיים ב-10.9.14. שימו לב: תנאי החוזה נמצאים בבדיקה וההגשה תתאפשר רק לאחר אישור היועצת המשפטית.

www.technion.ac.il/~research/MOT_Call_2014_25.pdf

 

19.11 | BSF-NSF Program in Ecology and Evolution of Infectious diseases (EEID)

NSF deadline is 19.11; application to BSF by 24.11

The program supports research on the ecological, evolutionary, and socio-ecological principles and processes that influence the transmission dynamics of infectious diseases. The central theme of submitted projects must be quantitative or computational understanding of pathogen transmission dynamics. Projects should be broad, interdisciplinary efforts that go beyond the scope of typical studies. Regardless of the system or approach taken, a proposal must have a significant focus on the ecology of disease transmission to be eligible for funding. Projects focusing on marine systems are no longer accepted, except for those dealing with aquacultural systems within the purview of the USDA-National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

Funding is up to $100,000/year for the duration of the grant, up to 3 years according to NSF.

It is strongly advised for all potential applicants (including Israelis) to read description of the current program in the Solicitation of the NSF:

http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5269&org=DEB&from=home

It is also advised to confirm that the proposed research subject suits the program's objectives -  when all questions regarding the applicability of the proposed research for this program should be directed by the U.S. partner to the program officer at the NSF

http://www.technion.ac.il/~research/BSF-NSF_EEID.pdf

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

 

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

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

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

 

30.11 I Israel Brain Technologies (IBT): Mathematical Neuroscience Prize

Candidates must be currently active in research and have made outstanding contributions to mathematical neuroscience. Up to two prizes of $100,000 will be awarded.

http://israelbrain.org/prize-programs/

 

1.12 | ISF: Centers of Excellence (MOKDEY MEHKAR) - New and Extensions

Centers of Excellence are intended for very novel and Interdisciplinary research projects involving at least 3 research groups. Grants are awarded for 4 years with possible extension for another 4 years. 3 centers will be approved this cycle. No budget limits were issued this year. In the past, the max. budget was 5.4M NIS in Natural Sciences and 2.7M NIS in Social Sciences and Humanities.

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

 

1.12 | Ministry of Health: Koppel Eye Disease Call for Proposals

משרד הבריאות וקרן קופל: קול קורא להצעות מחקר בנושא מחלות עיניים

יתקבלו בקשות למימון מחקרים חדשניים בעלי פוטנציאל יישומי, המתייחסים להבנת האטיולוגיה, האפידמיולוגיה, המהלך ודרכי המניעה והטיפול במחלות עיניים בבני אדם. מימון: עד 200 אלף ₪ לשנה למשך שנתיים.

http://www.health.gov.il/Subjects/Research/Pages/Research-Foundation.aspx

 

4.12.14 | BSF – NSF: Joint Program in Physics – BSF Deadline: 9.12.14

Theoretical Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology

The program supports proposals that primarily are involved with theoretical particle astrophysics and big-bang cosmology as well as more speculative string theory-inspired cosmologies. Understanding the quarks-to-cosmos connection has been a recent focus of the program as well as better understanding the implications of the fluctuation spectra of the cosmic microwave background.  The cosmology and astrophysics research supported by the program is usually associated with people with training in particle theory and encompasses dark matter, dark energy, high energy cosmic rays as well as exotic cosmologies arising from Brane-world and String Theory scenarios. This includes formulating new approaches for theoretical, computational, and experimental research.

http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503538&org=PHY

Physics at the Information Frontier

The program supports data-enabled science, community research networks, and new computational infrastructure, as well as for next-generation computing. Disciplines within the purview of the Physics Division include: atomic, molecular, optical, plasma, elementary particle, nuclear, particle astrophysics, gravitational and biological physics. Proposals with intellectual focus in areas supported by other NSF Divisions should be submitted to those divisions directly. Proposals that cross Divisional lines are welcome. PIF provides support for physics proposals in three subareas: 1) computational physics, 2) data enabled physics, and 3) quantum information science and revolutionary computing.

http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=6681&org=PHY

Theoretical Elementary Particle Physics

The program supports both formal string theory as well as string-theory-inspired model building.  Proposals in mathematical physics that are relevant for string theory and/or quantum field theory are also relevant for this program.   Supported research includes contributions to broad theoretical advances as well as model building and applications to experimental programs at facilities such as the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) and Jefferson Laboratory, and to astrophysical phenomena. This includes formulating new approaches for theoretical, computational, and experimental research that explore the fundamental laws of physics and the behavior of physical systems; formulating quantitative hypotheses; exploring and analyzing the implications of such hypotheses analytically and computationally; and interpreting the results of experiments.

http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503535&org=PHY

BSF Call (NSF Physics programs): http://www.bsf.org.il/data/FormsToDownload/BSF-NSF_Physics_program_Call.pdf

BSF Regulations: www.technion.ac.il/~research/BSF_Instructions_BSFNSF_Physics_Program.pdf

NSF Division of Physics - Investigator-Initiated Research Projects (PHY): http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2014/nsf14576/nsf14576.pdf

 

15.12 | Israel Cancer Research Fund - ICRF:

* Research Professorship:  Supports a full-time, senior faculty member, who has made outstanding contributions to cancer research and who will continue to provide leadership in his or her area. The applicant must have at least 8 years’ experience beyond the doctoral degree, and be no less than 5 years from the usual age of retirement at his or her institution. The Research Professorship is awarded for 7 years at a maximum stipend of $50K/year.

http://www.icrfonline.org/sites/default/files/media/Professorship%20Policies%202015.pdf

* Clinical Research Career Development Awards: To enhance the clinical research capabilities of young scientists. The main purpose is to provide free time for young medical or pediatric oncologists to devote to clinical research projects and to obtain additional (post-fellowship) training to become a leader in clinical research programs. Candidates must have a medical degree and at least 2 years of fellowship training in medical or pediatric hematology-oncology or a related specialty, but not more than 5 years of subsequent relevant professional experience. A CRCDA is limited to a single support period of 3 years at a stipend of $45K/year.

http://www.icrfonline.org/sites/default/files/media/CRCDA%20Policies%202015.pdf

* Research Career Development Awards: To enhance the research capabilities of young scientists, with at least 3 years of postdoctoral fellowship and within 5 years of their 1st academic appointment. Funding: $35K/year for 3 years.

http://www.icrfonline.org/sites/default/files/media/RCDA%20Policies%202015.pdf

* Project Grants: Supports research of established investigators with more than 3 years of postdoctoral fellowship or equivalent experience. Funding: $30K/year for 1 or 2 years.

http://www.icrfonline.org/sites/default/files/media/Project%20Grant%20Policies%202015.pdf

* Postdoctoral Fellowship: support for young investigators during their postdoctoral training period. Preference is given to persons with no more than three years of postdoctoral fellowship or equivalent experience prior to the award commencement date. Applications are also encouraged from M.D.'s who wish to pursue additional investigative work in a laboratory setting to acquire research experience. Postdoctoral Fellowship is awarded for 2 years at a max. stipend of $25K/year.

http://www.icrfonline.org/sites/default/files/media/Fellowship%20Policies%202015.pdf

Agency website:

http://www.icrfonline.org/apply-for-a-grant

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

15.12 | DIP - German-Israeli Project Cooperation (All fields) – Preliminary institutional Application

Funds joint projects in highly competitive areas of academic research. There are no topic limitations and the involvement of industry is both possible and desirable. The total budget requested for the Israeli and the German partners may amount to a total of 1.655M Euro for 5 years, to be shared among the Israeli and German partners. Each Israeli Institution may submit 2 proposals with German partners, hence the preliminary selection procedure.

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

Preliminary application: www.technion.ac.il/~research/DIP_2015_pre.pdf

 

25.12 | Israel Cancer Association (ICA): Research Grants – 2015 Early Diagnosis Studies Call for Proposals

האגודה הישראלית למלחמה בסרטן - קול קורא להגשת הצעות לפרויקטים ו/או מחקרים קליניים ו/או אפידמיולוגים בתחום הגילוי המוקדם לשנת 2015

האגודה למלחמה בסרטן מבקשת הצעות לפרויקטים ו/או מחקרים קליניים ו/או אפידימיולוגיים שיעסקו בביצוע והערכת פרויקטים ישומיים לקידום תכניות לגילוי מוקדם, ולבדיקת היתכנות של טכנולוגיות חדישות ליישום קליני, תוך מתן עדיפות לפרויקטים שיופעלו בקהילה ו/או יציגו שיתוף פעולה בין מספר מרכזים. תקציב: עד 25,000 ש"ח.

http://www.cancer.org.il/template/default.aspx?PageId=8463

 

 

1.1.15 | Israel National Institute for Health Policy and Health Services Research (NIHP): Research Grants- pre-proposals

המכון הלאומי לחקר שרותי הבריאות ומדיניות הבריאות-קול קורא להגשת הצעות מחקר – בקשות מקדמיות

תחומים: ארגון שירותי הבריאות, כלכלת בריאות, איכות שירותי הבריאות. השנה עדיפות לנושא: השפעת תהליכי מדידה והשימוש בטכנולוגיות מידע על שגרת העבודה בשירותי הבריאות. מימון: מחקר רגיל 100,000 ₪ עד ₪ 150,000 לשנה עד שנה וחצי. מחקר מקיף עד 300,000 ₪ לשנתיים עד שלוש.

http://www.israelhpr.org.il/

 

7.1.15 | ISF and NSFC: Israel-China Project Proposals in Mathematics, Computer sciences, Nanotechnology and Earth sciences

Israeli-Chinese collaborative research proposals in above areas are solicited. Funding: up to NIS 370,000/year for 3 years + NIS 278,000 for equipment for the Israeli side.

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

http://isf.org.il/downloads/Applications/ISF_NSFC-Guidelines_He.pdf

 

14.1.15 | BSF-NSF Joint Program in Cyber Security

NSF deadline is 14.1; application to the BSF by 19.1

This program is intended to encourage collaboration by US and Israeli researchers in all fields of Cyber Security. Topics of particular interest include cyber-physical systems security, privacy, secure software, and cryptography. Funding: The BSF will fund the Israeli partner with up to $100,000/year. US researchers should obtain pre-approval from NSF before submission. It is also strongly advised for all potential applicants (including Israelis) to read description of the current program in the Solicitation of the NSF:

http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2014/nsf14104/nsf14104.jsp?org=NSF

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

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

 

16.1.15 | BSF-NSF Joint Program in Environmental Biology - Pre-proposals

NSF deadline is 16.1; application to the BSF by 20.1

The program supports fundamental research on populations, species, communities, and ecosystems. Scientific emphases range across many evolutionary and ecological patterns and processes at all spatial and temporal scales. Areas of research include biodiversity, phylogenetic systematics, molecular evolution, life history evolution, natural selection, ecology, biogeography, ecosystem structure, function and services, conservation biology, global change, and biogeochemical cycles. Research on organismal origins, functions, relationships, interactions, and evolutionary history may incorporate field, laboratory, or collection-based approaches; observational or manipulative experiments; synthesis activities; as well as theoretical approaches involving analytical, statistical, or computational modeling. Funding: The BSF will fund the Israeli partner with up to $100,000/year. If you consider applying, it is very important to check the applicability of the proposed research for this program with the program officer at the NSF (questions should be directed by the U.S. partner). It is also strongly advised for all potential applicants (including Israelis) to read description of the current program in the Solicitation of the NSF:

http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf14094

http://www.technion.ac.il/~research/BSF-NSF_Environmental_Biology_Call.pdf

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

 

20.1.15 | Israel Cancer Research Fund - ICRF:

*Gesher Award: Supports young investigators after their period of postdoctoral training. Eligibility: written commitment from the home (Israeli) institution that he/she will have an independent position contingent upon return. Grants are for period of three years with a maximum stipend of NIS200,000 per year.

http://www.icrfonline.org/sites/default/files/media/Gesher%20Award%20Policies%202015.pdf

Agency website:

http://www.icrfonline.org/apply-for-a-grant

 

4.2.15 | BSF – NSF: Joint Program in Physics - Accelerator Science. BSF deadline: 9.2.15

1. The program supports basic accelerator physics research, in particular research with the potential to disrupt existing paradigms and advance accelerator science at a fundamental level, such as enabling discoveries that lead to novel, compact, powerful, and/or cost-effective accelerators. Key questions that this program will address include: what are the fundamental limitations affecting the acceleration, control, intensity, and quality of particle beams? What novel approaches can be employed to substantially increase accelerating gradients?  How can developments in other fields lead to new approaches in accelerator science and beam physics?   Proposals for experimental, theoretical, and/or simulation-based research are welcome. Priority will be given to issues supported by the MPS Division of Physics.

2. Submission to the NSF should be made by the U.S. PI alone, but include a description of the critical role of the Israeli partner (detailed work program and budget). Both PIs are required to submit to the BSF a copy of the NSF proposal. If awarded, the Israeli PI will receive a grant from the BSF, while the U.S. PI will receive a grant from the NSF. The BSF grant to the Israelis is expected to be up to $100,000/year. A PI currently receiving BSF funding in a program other than an NSF-BSF program IS permitted to apply to this program but only with a different subject.

3. BSF Call (NSF Physics programs): http://www.bsf.org.il/data/FormsToDownload/BSF-NSF_Physics_program_Call.pdf

BSF Regulations: www.technion.ac.il/~research/BSF_Instructions_BSFNSF_Physics_Program.pdf

NSF Division of Physics - Investigator-Initiated Research Projects (PHY): http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2014/nsf14576/nsf14576.pdf

NSF - Accelerator Science Program: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504937&org=PHY

 

 

Israeli- Funding for Seminar and Workshops

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

1.12 | ISF: Research Workshops

The program is designated for researchers holding Individual Research Grants or Centers of Excellence (beginning from 2nd year of the grant till one year after its end), and sponsors research workshops in topics related to the awarded grants. Funding: up to 70,000 NIS. . Larger sums are available for workshops organized with the Institute for Advanced Studies.

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

 

15.12 | Aharon Katzir-Katchalsky Center of the Weizmann Institute: Annual Katzir-Katchalsky Conferences

The conferences cover a wide scope of areas of the life sciences, with emphasis on molecular mechanisms and interdisciplinary fields.

The Agency contribution is in amount of ~$20K NIS.

http://www.weizmann.ac.il/katzir/annual-conferences

 

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

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

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

א. בנושאי האנרגיה בכלל ובתחום האנרגיות המתחדשות בפרט.

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

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

ד. בנושאי משק החשמל הרלוונטיים לעבודת המשרד.

ה. בנושאי התייעלות אנרגטית.

ו. בנושאי חיפושי נפט וגז טבעי.

ז. בנושאי מדעי הים והאדמה.

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

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

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

 

Israeli - All Year Round:

 

Israel Anti-Drug Authority: Research Grants

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

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

 

Israel Insurance Association Research Fund: Research Grants

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

-Possible Earthquake in Israel and its implications;

-Sinkholes in the Dead Sea region;

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

Detailed info.

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

1. Developmental biology related to regenerative medicine

2. Stem cell biology related to cell therapy

3. Development of diverse Cell Therapy approaches

4. Tissue Engineering and Biomedical Engineering

5. Use of novel gene replacement technologies for therapeutic purposes

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

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

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

 

National Insurance Institute of Israel: The Research Fund

המוסד לביטוח לאומי: קרן המחקרים

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

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

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

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

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

- מדדים לאיתנות פיננסית של תכניות הביטוח הסוציאלי.

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

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

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

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:  

 

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

Target Validation Program Spring 2015 Review Cycle - Pre-Proposal

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

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

Therapeutic Pipeline Program (stage 1 proposal)

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Regular Projects:

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

3. Evaluating new therapies in clinical trial.

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

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

 

31.10 | Warren Alpert Foundation Prize Nominations in Medical research

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

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

http://www.warrenalpert.org/nominations

 

31.10 | Barth Syndrome Foundation: IDEA Grants

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

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

 

31.10 | Simons Foundation: Targeted Grants to Institutes in the mathematics and physical sciences

The program is intended to support institutions in the mathematics and physical sciences through funding to centers of excellence, to help establish scientific culture and strengthen contacts within the international scientific community. Funding: $100,000 to $200,000 per year for a 3-5 year period.

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

 

31.10 | Motor Neuron Disease (MND) Association: Research Grants – Summary Application

Funding research of the highest scientific merit and greatest relevance to MND, and facilitating international research collaboration. The project must involve a significant aspect of collaboration with a UK institute.

http://www.mndassociation.org/research/for-researchers/research-grants

 

31.10 | Worldwide Cancer Research Foundation (formerly AICR): Research Grants

Goal: to support research (fundamental or translational) that might reduce the incidence of cancer or improve cancer survival: causes, mechanisms, diagnosis, treatment or prevention of cancer. Funding: up to £250K over 1-3 years.

http://www.worldwidecancerresearch.org/funding/what-to-consider-before-applying

 

31.10 | St Andrews Prize for the Environment

The award recognises significant contributions to environmental issues and concerns. Topics are diverse and include: sustainable development in the Amazon rainforest; urban regeneration; by-products from waste; health and water issues; renewable energy. Applications are invited from individuals, multi-disciplinary teams or community groups. The winner receives $100,000 and each of the two runners-up receive $25,000.

http://www.thestandrewsprize.com/

 

31.10 | Caring for Carcinoid Foundation: Systematic Evaluation of the Immune Environment of Neuroendocrine Tumors - LOI

CFCF funds investigators who will make meaningful contributions toward understanding the immune microenvironment of ileal carcinoid and pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors. Funding: up to $100K for one year.

http://www.caringforcarcinoid.org/research/researching-funding-opportunities

 

1.11 | Wenner-Gren Foundation: Anthropological research

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

1.11 | Partnership for Clean Competition (PCC): Anti-doping research (to detect and deter the use of banned and illegal substances in sport) - Pre-application

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

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

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

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

 

1.11 | Glaucoma Foundation: Glaucoma Research

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

1.11 | Multiple Sclerosis Foundation- MSF: Grant Program

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

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

 

1.11 | Union for International Cancer Control (UICC): American Cancer Society International Fellowships for Beginning Investigators (ACSBI)

Eligible are researchers in the early phases of their career as an independent investigator, to advance their academic career development of beginning cancer investigators through translational, clinical, behavioral or population research projects. Preference will be given to projects with potential benefit to low- and middle-income countries.

Funding: $50,000 for 1 year.

http://www.uicc.org/acsbi-fellowship2015-call-proposals-now-open

 

1.11 | British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy: Research Grants

The Society supports research grants in the following areas: Mechanisms of antibacterial action, Mechanisms of antibacterial resistance, Antiviral resistance, Antiviral Antifungals, Antibiotic methods, Antibiotic prescribing, Antibiotic therapy, Antiparasitics and more. Funding: £50,000 for one year.

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

 

1.11 | EFSD and Astra Zeneca: Multiple opportunities – Type 2 Diabetes

Cellular Plasticity Underlying the Pathophysiology of Type 2 Diabetes- Aim: to generate a more complete understanding of cellular plasticity in type 2 diabetes and the potential for its reversibility may lead to the development of a novel therapy. Particularly welcome are projects studying the effect of GLP-1 or DPP4 inhibition on cellular plasticity and recovery of beta cell function. Funding: up to Euro 100,000.

Macrovascular Complications of Diabetes- Aim: Advancing current knowledge and addressing the need to better understand the effects of antidiabetic medications (i.e. GLP-1 RA, DPPlV inhibitors, SGLT2 inhibitors) on the cardiovascular system and their actions on cardiovascular disease in type 2 diabetes. Funding: up to Euro 300,000 for up to 3 yrs.

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

 

1.11. | National PKU Alliance – Research Project & Post-doctoral Fellowship

* Research Project: The NPKUA is seeking proposals for pre-clinical, translational, and clinical research projects that investigate all aspects of PKU. The purpose of these awards is:  to promote and encourage PKU-related research in young investigators; to generate preliminary data for innovative topics; and  to further support existing PKU-related projects.  Applicants may request up to $40,000 for one year with potential for a second year renewal based on availability of funds and progress made during first year. Applicants are encouraged to use the funding to support innovative seed or pilot projects to produce preliminary data that would facilitate more substantial funding from federal agencies, foundations or corporations.

* Post-doctoral Fellowship:  post-doctoral fellowships in pre-clinical, translational, and clinical research projects that investigate all aspects of PKU. The purpose of these awards is: to promote and encourage PKU-related research in young investigators; to generate preliminary data for innovative topics; and to further support existing PKU-related projects.

http://npkua.org/Research/ScientificGrantRequests.aspx

 

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

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

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

 

3.11 | Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS): Specialized Center of Research (SCOR) grant program LOI

To be funded in this program, the proposed research must be multidisciplinary and the Center must demonstrate synergy among at least three research Projects; these may be supported by scientific Core laboratories. Funding: $1 Million /year for 5 years.

Because of special requirements related to this grant, please contact Robi (x. 2152  robertg@technion) if you are considering applying.

http://www.lls.org/#/researchershealthcareprofessionals/academicgrants/specializedcenterresearch/

 

3.11 | Digital Media and Learning Competition – John D and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Univ of California, Irvine: DML5 Digital Media + Learning Competition 5

To create collaborations or alliances that address existing real-world challenges to trust in connected-learning environments. Year-long development grants of up to $150,000 will be awarded for the development of digital tools that engender trust, safety, and privacy in connected-learning environments and empower learners to connect and learn anywhere, anytime, in ways that are equitable, social, participatory, and interest-driven. Examples of the types of proposed tools include social media, apps, badges, online evaluation tools, online learning content, and privacy tools. Preference will be given to projects that include collaboration between multiple organizations and have the potential to scale.

http://dmlcompetition.net/building-trust/

 

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

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

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

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

 

5.11 | WateReuse Research Foundation (WRRF):

Establishing Pathogen Log Reduction Credits for WWTPs

Project Objectives: To obtain a more accurate picture of the microbial treatment requirements by addressing a major source of uncertainty, and others, with attention to specific described tasks. Funding: up to $400,000; project period 18 to 24 months. * This project requires institutional matching funds of at least additional 25%. If you consider applying, please contact Robi: 2152, robertg@trdf.technion.ac.il

https://www.watereuse.org/foundation/rfp/WRRF-14-02

Performance and Cost Review of Existing Desalination Plants Which Use Conventional and Membrane Pretreatment Processes Prior to Reverse Osmosis

Project Objectives: Provide utilities with information on key criteria that can assist during the planning phase for membrane desalination plants, related to the evaluation of different pre-treatment processes; and provide a process selection decision matrix which optimizes capital and operating costs against performance and regulatory requirements. Funding: up to $125,000; project period 18 months.* This project requires institutional matching funds of at least additional 25%. If you consider applying, please contact Robi: 2152, robertg@trdf.technion.ac.il

https://www.watereuse.org/foundation/rfp/WRRF-14-07

 

5.11 | Wellcome Trust: Seeding Drug Discovery

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

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

 

7/11 | USAID Development Innovation Accelerator BAA for Fighting Ebola – A Grand Challenge for Development – First Round

This BAA funds co-creations, co-designs, co-investments, and collaborations in the development, testing, and scaling of practical and cost-effective innovations that can help healthcare workers on the front lines provide better care and stop the spread of Ebola. The projects address: 1) strengthen healthcare capacities (protective equipment, care setting, and health care worker tools); and 2) care-seeking (enable capacity to receive and respond to timely, accurate, and actionable information regarding prevention and treatment). Capabilities interested in are the ability to: rapidly prototype and produce manufacture-ready products, to deploy solutions in contexts worldwide, to produce or improve any existing technologies, and the capacity and willingness to partner to test identified solutions. USAID is looking for innovations that are low-cost and have the ability to be scaled rapidly, a strong likelihood of achieving substantial impact, solutions that can be employed: near-term (2-3 months), longer term (within year), and improve response to current and future epidemics. Awards are $100,000 to $1-million. Second round deadline 1/12.

http://www.usaid.gov/sites/default/files/documents/15396/baa.pdf

http://www.ebolagrandchallenge.net/

 

7.11 | InnoCentive and The Humanitarian Innovation Fund: Space Saving Jerry Can

The importance of having a water container in an emergency situation cannot be overestimated. Often, refugees fleeing from conflict will arrive in a refugee camp or a village with virtually no possessions. One of the first activities they must accomplish is to collect water. The Fund desires a space-saving jerry can that can be easily stored and distributed during a crisis. In addition, while aid agencies provide clean water at water points, all research shows that the majority of water contamination takes place in the home. Therefore, a safe water container is required that keeps the water free from possible routes of contamination in the home. This is a Reduction-to-Practice Challenge that requires written documentation, experimental proof-of-concept data, and sample delivery. An award of $5,000 is contingent upon theoretical evaluation and experimental validation of the submitted Solutions by the Seeker. An additional award of $15,000 may be paid to a Solver that can deliver 200 samples for field testing.

https://www.innocentive.com/ar/challenge/9933338

 

10.11 | Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF): Strategic Research Agreements – Project Concept

Designed to provide research funding for single or multiple investigators to address critical gaps and challenges and potential breakthroughs in Type 1 diabetes research. The budget and duration of funding are variable and continued funding is based on satisfactory effort and quarterly progress on milestones.

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

http://jdrf.org/grant-center/information-for-applicants/grant-mechanism-descriptions/strategic-research-agreements/

 

11.11 | Melanoma Research Alliance: Multiple opportunities

*Young Investigator Award: Investigators within 4 years of first academic appointment are welcomed to apply with innovative, transitional research projects in prevention, treatment and diagnosis/staging of melanoma. In this cycle, we encourage applications from dermatologist young investigators who remain actively engaged in patient care and are proposing studies in melanoma prevention, diagnosis/staging, and treatment. Funding: up to $75,000 per year for 3 years. A senior investigator at the same institution must be designated as a mentor. Investigators not holding Assistant Professor title must confirm eligibility by Nov. 7.

*MRA Established Investigator Awards: Investigators with an established record of scientific productivity will receive up to $125,000 per year for 2 to 3 years to conduct projects supported by preliminary data.

*Bristol-Myers Squibb-MRA Established Investigator Awards in Immunotherapy: projects supported by preliminary data and focused on advancing the immunotherapies in melanoma. Up to $125,000 per year for 2 to 3 years may be requested.

*MRA Pilot Awards: Potentially transformative pilot studies from investigators who are past the initial 4 years of their first academic faculty appointment will be considered for an award of $50,000 per year for 2 years.

*Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer-MRA Pilot Award: In collaboration with the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC), MRA will jointly support a Pilot Award for investigators who are past the initial 4 years of their first academic faculty appointment to conduct potentially transformative pilot studies in the area of immunotherapy. Pilot proposals are not required to contain extensive preliminary data, but must articulate a clear hypothesis and translational goals. Proposals will be considered for an award of $50,000 per year for 2 years. Applicants should submit to the general Pilot Award program.

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

http://www.curemelanoma.org/assets/2014-2015-RFP.pdf

 

12.11 | Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: Grand Challenges Explorations Program

Two-page grant proposals are being accepted online on the following topics:

-Surveillance Tools, Diagnostics and an Artificial Diet to Support New Approaches to Vector Control.
-New Approaches for Addressing Outdoor/Residual Malaria Transmission
-New Ways to Reduce Pneumonia Fatalities through Timely, Effective Treatment of Children
-Enable Universal Acceptance of Mobile Money Payments to Create an Economic Ecosystem that Will Help Lift the Poorest Out of Poverty
-Explore New Ways to Measure Brain Development and Gestational Age
-New Ways of Working Together: Integrating Community-Based Interventions

Funding: initial grant of $100K with possible additional funding up to $1M.

http://www.grandchallenges.org/Explorations/Pages/TopicsOverview.aspx

 

12.11 | Autism Speaks: Meixner Postdoctoral Fellowship in Translational Research- LOI

Projects must have the fundamental translational research aim of accelerating the conversion of basic scientific discoveries into novel and more effective methods or products used to diagnose, prevent, or treat ASD. The results should have the potential to lead to or facilitate preclinical or clinical trials to improve outcomes for people with ASD. Trainees are required to have a primary mentor (i.e., the principal investigator with whom they directly carry out their research), and one or two secondary mentors that enable and expand their training and mentoring experiences into complementary disciplines. Main areas of interest:

1. Biomarker Discovery

2. Outcome Measure Development

3. Preclinical Target Validation

4. Experimental Therapeutics

Fellowship is for 2 years. Stipend level will be determined by the number of years of postdoctoral experience at the time of the award to a maximum of $63,700 per year in addition of $10,500 annual allowance.

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

 

12.11 | AACR-Aflac Inc.: Career Development Award for Pediatric Cancer Research

This grant will support junior faculty who have completed their most recent doctoral degree or medical residency within the past 11 years (at the start of the grant term) to conduct pediatric cancer research and establish successful career paths in this field. The research proposed for funding may be basic, translational, clinical or epidemiological in nature and must have direct applicability and relevance to pediatric cancer. Funding: $100,000 over two years. AACR membership is required (Nonmembers must submit an application for membership )

http://www.aacr.org/Funding/Pages/Funding-Detail.aspx?ItemID=25#.VEev3md_s-N

 

14.11 | Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF): Discovery and Validation of Biomarkers for Recent-Onset Human Type 1 Diabetes RFA - EOI

Goal: to support biomarker research that addresses the following clinical questions:

1.     Predict rate of loss of C-peptide after disease onset

2.     Stratify subjects for specific types of therapy in the recent onset setting

3.     Distinguish responders from non-responders in recent onset clinical trials

Funding: Validation of ready biomarkers-up to $250K/year for up to 3 years. Discovery/Development-Pilot-up to $110K for one year, Strategic research-up to $165K/year for up to 2 years. Preference will be given to efforts that aim to interrogate common sample sets with more than one biomarker assay. As such, collaborative project are encouraged, and higher budgets may be allowed for such projects. Please contact JDRF prior to submission of an EOI for approval of such a project.

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

 

15.11 | American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP):

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

15.11 | American Tinnitus Association:  Research Grant Program

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

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

 

18.11 | Spencer Foundation: Education Research Small Grants

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

* Education and Social Opportunity

* Organizational Learning

* Purposes and Values of Education

* Teaching, Learning, and Instructional Resources

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

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

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

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

 

19.11 | Caring for Carcinoid Foundation-AACR: Grant for Carcinoid Tumor and Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumor Research

Support to develop and study new ideas and innovative approaches that have direct application and relevance to carcinoid tumors or pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors. Proposed research may be in any discipline of basic, translational, clinical, or epidemiological cancer research. Funding: $250,000 over two years. It is anticipated that one grant will be funded. AACR membership is required (Nonmembers must submit an application for membership).

http://www.aacr.org/Funding/Pages/Funding-Detail.aspx?ItemID=33#.VEexuWd_s-M

 

19.11 | Kure It-AACR: Grant for Immunotherapy of Kidney Cancer Research

Aim: to fund studies of immunological aspects of, or treatments for, kidney cancer. Research projects should advance the basic knowledge of tumor immunology mechanisms, or develop new concepts in the treatment, control, or prevention of kidney cancer by immunology-based therapeutic approaches. Proposed projects may be basic, translational, clinical or epidemiological in nature and must focus on cancer immunology including, but not limited to: immune recognition, regulation, tumor escape, and therapeutic manipulation for kidney cancer, translational research project designed to improve the survival and quality of life of patients with kidney cancer. Emphasis will be placed on proposed projects which will translate into clinical applications within a few years period. Funding: $250,000 over two years. AACR membership is required (Nonmembers must submit an application for membership). 

http://www.aacr.org/Funding/Pages/Funding-Detail.aspx?ItemID=31#.VEe0gmd_s-M

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

21.11 | Liam’s Land Organization for Lymphatic Malformation: Kathryn Barton Hobbs Medical Research Grant

LLO will award up to $25,000 per year for projects with primary interest in LM.

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

 

21.11 | Melanoma Research Alliance (MRA): Multiple opportunities

*MRA Established Investigator Academic-Industry Partnership Awards: Intended for investigators with an established record of scientific productivity. Preliminary data required. A letter of support from industry is required. Funding: from MRA $100K over 2-3 years. Industry funds and/or in-kind support (e.g., reagents, clinical grade drugs, equipment, contract services) must match but may exceed MRA funds.

*Amgen-MRA Established Investigator Academic-Industry Partnership Award: Preclinical or correlative laboratory studies related to the therapeutic potential of oncolytic virus immunotherapy in melanoma, alone or in combination with immune modulators (e.g., checkpoint inhibitors) or targeted therapies. Of particular interest: Potential biomarkers of response in local and distant tumors and immune cell-type identification/evaluation in tumors and systemic changes related to oncolytic virus immunotherapy treatment. Mechanism of action studies using in vivo imaging or molecular techniques to differentiate direct versus immune-mediated effects are encouraged. Funding: Up to $200,000 per year for 2 to 3 years. A letter of support from Amgen is required.

*Bristol-Myers Squibb-MRA Team Science Awards in Immunotherapy: Multidisciplinary teams of two or more established PIs to conduct projects with the potential to lead to transformative advances in melanoma immunotherapies. Up to $900,000 over 2 to 3 years may be requested.

*MRA Team Science Academic-Industry Partnership Awards: These awards are designed to facilitate progress via interactions between the academic and industrial research sectors in the multidisciplinary team setting. Funding: up to $500,000 total over 2 to 3 years from MRA. Industry funds and/or in-kind support (e.g., reagents, clinical grade drugs,

equipment, contract services) must match but may exceed MRA funds.

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

http://www.curemelanoma.org/assets/2014-2015-RFP.pdf

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* CAPA Consortium – Cohorts for Alzheimer’s Prevention Action – Letter of Intent (later if invited, full proposal deadline: 5.3.15)

The ADDF funds specific analyses across a minimum of 5 longitudinal cohorts to examine the association of actionable interventions with the risk of cognitive aging, Alzheimer’s disease, related dementias, or biomarkers related to brain aging and neurodegeneration. ADDF funds projects up to $100,000. Successful analyses may serve as pilot projects to encourage additional funding from ADDF, other non-profits, or the NIH.

http://alzdiscovery.org/assets/content/static/RFP_for_CAPA_Cohort_Consortium_10_09_14.pdf

 

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

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

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

• Potential Growth: productivity, rigidities, structural reforms

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

30.11 | Bayer: Hemophilia Awards Program

The Program supports basic and clinical research and education in hemophilia. Through grants provided to hemophilia care professionals, the program seeks to support the next steps for the next generation of care and treatment options for people with hemophilia worldwide. The Special Project Award is designed to support a wide range of research projects in the field of hemophilia.  Funding: $$100-$200K over 1-2 years. Up to 4 new awards will be made annually for each of the two available research awards: Early Career Investigator Award and, Special Project Award. The research priorities:

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

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

* Projects evaluating how to prevent inhibitor development.

* Clinical studies focusing on treatment modalities for hemophilia.

* Understanding the therapeutic mechanism of action of FVIIa

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

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

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

* New delivery options for these molecules, including gene therapy

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

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

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

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

 

30.11 | Association for Computing Machinery (ACM): ACM Awards

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

-Turing Award is given for major contributions of lasting importance to computing. Recipients are invited to give the annual A.M. Turing Award Lecture. Prize: $250,000.

-The ACM - Infosys Foundation Award in the Computing Sciences recognizes personal contributions by young scientists and system developers to a contemporary innovation that, through its depth, fundamental impact and broad implications, exemplifies the greatest achievements in the discipline. Prize: $175,000.

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

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

http://awards.acm.org/

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

 

1.12 | USAID Development Innovation Accelerator BAA for Fighting Ebola – A Grand Challenge for Development – Second Round

This Broad Area Announcement (BAA) funds co-creations, co-designs, co-investments, and collaborations in the development, testing, and scaling of practical and cost-effective innovations that can help healthcare workers on the front lines provide better care and stop the spread of Ebola. The projects address: 1) strengthen healthcare capacities (protective equipment, care setting, and health care worker tools); and 2) care-seeking (enable capacity to receive and respond to timely, accurate, and actionable information regarding prevention and treatment). Capabilities interested in are the ability to: rapidly prototype and produce manufacture-ready products, to deploy solutions in contexts worldwide, to produce or improve any existing technologies, and the capacity and willingness to partner to test identified solutions. USAID is looking for innovations that are low-cost and have the ability to be scaled rapidly, a strong likelihood of achieving substantial impact, solutions that can be employed: near-term (2-3 months), longer term (within year), and improve response to current and future epidemics. Awards are $100,000 to $1-million. Submissions after this deadline will be considered in future rounds to be announced.

http://www.usaid.gov/sites/default/files/documents/15396/baa.pdf

http://www.ebolagrandchallenge.net/

 

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

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

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

 

1.12 | Gerda Henkel Foundation: Research projects in historical humanities

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

1.12 | Parkinson’s Disease Foundation: Postdoctoral Fellowships for Basic Scientists / for Neurologists - Letter of Intent

Basic Scientists - One-year fellowships for young scientists, fresh from their Ph.D. Funding: $42,500 + research allowance of $5,000. Fellows may competitively reapply for continued funding for a total of 3 years.

Clinical Neurologists - One-year post-doctoral awards. Funding: $55,000 + research allowance of $5,000. Fellows may competitively reapply for continued funding for a total of 3 years.

http://www.pdf.org/en/grant_funding

 

1.12 | Burroughs Wellcome Fund: Preterm Birth Initiative

Aim: to increase the understanding of the biological mechanisms underlying parturition and spontaneous preterm birth. Proposals should address the biomedical causes and molecular mechanisms underlying (preterm) parturition including but not limited to peri-implantational events, placentation, fetal determinants, fetal-maternal immune responses, biological basis for racial-ethnic disparities, mechanisms relating preterm birth to other adverse pregnancy outcomes, biology of normal labor, genomics, evolutionary influences and other approaches. Proposals seeking to identify biomarkers predicting preterm birth are welcome. Postdoctoral fellows nearing their transition to independent investigator status through senior established investigators are encouraged to apply. Funding: up to $150K/yr for up to 4 yrs. Up to 5 research grants will be awarded in this cycle. Eligibility Requirements: Researchers working outside of North America may be partners or collaborators but all funding must be channeled through the U.S. or Canadian degree-granting institution of the principal investigator.

http://www.bwfund.org/grant-programs/reproductive-sciences/preterm-birth-initiative

 

1.12 | Scleroderma Research Foundation – Molecular Pathogenesis and New Interventions in Schleroderma RFA

Funds projects to find a cure for scleroderma, by promoting collaboration and cross-institutional cooperation among scientists in a variety of disciplines; attracting promising new scientists to scleroderma research; maintaining scleroderma Centers of Excellence; and bringing new technology and thinking to the field of scleroderma research. Funds three types of projects:

* Investigator-Initiated Research Grant (SRF01) provides support for a larger-scale project in scleroderma research to be performed by the named investigator(s) in an area representing his/her specific interest and competencies. Applicant(s) will be solely responsible for planning, directing, and executing the proposed project. Funds up to 200,000 per year for up to three years.

* Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant (SRF02) is for experienced researchers in scleroderma or other fields to take a cross-disciplinary approach toward scleroderma research in a smaller-scale project. Scientists may adapt proven technologies from other disciplines to advance our understanding of the pathogenesis of scleroderma. Investigators may also conduct small-scale clinical projects. They may gather pre-clinical data from new therapies or obtain preliminary data on toxicity and efficacy in a limited number of patients. Funds up to $75,000 for up to two years.

* New Faculty Grant (SRF03) will enable the investigator to establish an independent program in scleroderma research while the candidate is beginning a tenure-track appointment at a public or private non-profit institution in the United States or abroad. To be eligible for the SRF03, the candidate must be in a tenure-track position, not held a previous tenure-track position, nor held the same tenure-track position for more than three years; and have already demonstrated significant commitment to scleroderma research as a post-doctoral or clinical fellow. The candidate should be within seven years of receipt of her/his research or health professional doctoral degree as of the date of application. Funds up to $125,000 for up to two years.

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

 

1.12 | Rheumatology Research Foundation: Disease Targeted Research Grants

Call for innovative research that is not being done elsewhere, which will impact medical breakthroughs in rheumatoid arthritis and other rheumatic diseases. Funding will be given to projects that address basic, translational and clinical aspects of inflammatory arthritis. Outcomes from these projects should lead to new insights into the etiology, pathogenesis and treatment of these diseases. Funding: Pilot Grant-up to $75K for 1 year; Innovative Research Grant-up to $400K over 2 years.

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

http://www.rheumatology.org/foundation/awards/DTR.asp

 

2.12 | Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer Research – Research Grants

Pilot Study Program: Funding is open to investigator-initiated projects in all areas of ovarian cancer research  In addition, projects designed to analyze data from already funded clinical trials will be considered. Funding: $75,000 for 1 year.

Scientific Scholar Award: intended to assist promising laboratory and clinical scientists in pursuing a career as an independent investigator in ovarian cancer research. Funding: $60,000 for 1 year.

http://www.marsharivkin.org/research/apply.html

 

3.12 | DOD – CDMRP: Breast Cancer Research Program, Breakthrough Award Levels 1 & 2

Pre-application is required due 3.12.14 and application is only by invitation to request funding for Level 1 up to $350,000 or $700,000 for Level 2 for a three-year performance period to support promising research that has the potential to lead to or make breakthroughs in breast cancer. Potential impact of the research may be near-term or long-term, but it must be significant and go beyond an incremental advancement. Partnering PI Option allows two PIs, termed Initiating and Partnering PIs, to collaborate on a single application. Breast cancer advocate participation is encouraged but not required.

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

 

3.12 | Michael J. fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research – Call for pre-proposals

Improved Biomarkers and Clinical Outcome Measures 2014

The overarching goal of this initiative is to facilitate the development of biomarker and clinical outcome measures that enable objective decisions for advancing therapies through various stages of clinical development. MJFF intends to support multiple projects through this RFA and may fund up to $4 million for this program. There is no set budget limit for proposals; requested support should be commensurate with the stage of development and work proposed; up to a three year research plan.

https://www.michaeljfox.org/research/grant-detail.php?id=23

 

3.12.2014 | Sidney Kimmel Foundation for Cancer Research

Agency funds young investigators dedicated to a career in cancer research.

*Kimmel Scholar Award: Applicants are limited to those achieving the equivalent rank of Assistant Professor on or after July, 2011, and have not received R01 funding to date.

*Kimmel Translational Science Award: provides awards to those achieving the rank of Assistant Professor on or after July, 2010 and do not hold a R01 award. Applicants must demonstrate a significant personal involvement in the laboratory component of the translational project which may involve primarily animal studies but must include reasonable application to subsequent human investigation.

Funding is up to $100,000 per year for two years.

http://www.kimmel.org/Application_Process37.html

 

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

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

1. Cyber Security as a Governmental Task

2. Public Administration and Human Security

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

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

5. Security Strategies between Doctrine Formation and Implementation

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

 

9.12 | Landon Foundation-American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) INNOVATOR Award for Cancer Prevention Research

The goal of the grant program is to encourage junior faculty, who have completed their most recent doctoral degree or medical residency within the past 11 years at the start of the grant term, to pursue novel, high-risk, high-reward cancer prevention research. Projects may be basic, translational, clinical or epidemiological in nature and can be in any discipline of cancer prevention research. Proposed projects must describe novel and innovative research that, if successful, will have strong potential for high impact in the cancer prevention field. Funding: $135K over 2 years.

http://www.aacr.org/Funding/Pages/Funding-Detail.aspx?ItemID=27#.VEe3JGd_s-M

 

9.12 | Landon Foundation-American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) INNOVATOR Award for Research in Tumor Microenvironment

The goal of the program is to encourage junior faculty, who have completed their most recent doctoral degree or medical residency within the past 11 years at the start of the grant term, to pursue novel tumor microenvironment research. Projects may be basic, translational, clinical or epidemiological in nature and must focus on the study of various aspects of the tumor microenvironment; including, but not limited to, the role of stroma and extracellular matrix in tumor development, angiogenesis, immunity and inflammation in the tumor microenvironment, as well as approaches to therapeutically target the tumor environment. Funding: $135K over 2 years.

http://www.aacr.org/Funding/Pages/Funding-Detail.aspx?ItemID=28#.VEe3JWd_s-M

 

9.12.2014 | Harry J. Lloyd Charitable Trust (nonprofit orientation)

Agency makes awards for Career Development, Basic Science, and Translational Research opportunities in a melanoma research addressing either an emerging novel concept that constitutes significant innovation or funding for new investigators in the field of melanoma.  Funds up to $125,000 per year.

http://www.hjltrust.com/grants/

 

12.12 | International Association for Dental Research (IADR)

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

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

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

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

* Adhesives for removable prosthetic devices,

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

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

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

 

15.12 | Gruber Foundation: Nominations for Myriad Science Prizes

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

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

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

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

 

15.12 | MDA (Muscular Dystrophy Association) – Letter of Intent

* Investigator-Initiated Basic Research Grants: funding  to established investigators to accelerate progress against muscle disease and are typically in the amount of about $100,000 per year for one to three years.

* Young Investigator Development Grants: funds young researchers on the brink of becoming independent investigators. Funding is typicall for $60,000 per year for one to three years.

http://mda.org/researchgrants

 

15.12 | Association of Migraine Disorders (AMD) – Research Grant

Purpose is to support novel and transformative evidence-based research into migraine-related disorders, with projects possessing relevance to migraine disorders and AMD’s organizational goals. Funding is up to $50,000 for a period of 12 months.

http://www.entnet.org/sites/default/files/uploads/PracticeManagement/Research/_files/AMD_ResearchGrant_Final.pdf

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

31.12 | The Jewish Guild Healthcare: Bressler Vision Science Prize

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

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

 

31.12 | Baxter International: Baxter BioScience Grants

Currently interested in supporting research in the following areas:

- Immunology

- Neurology

- Hematology

- BioSurgery

- Pulmonology

 -Regenerative Medicine

Funding: up to $125K

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

 

31.12 | Allen Foundation: Human Nutrition

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

www.allenfoundation.org/commoninfo/aboutus.asp

 

31.12 | Grünenthal GmbH: EFIC-Grünenthal Grant 2014

Supports young scientists early in their career to carry out innovative clinical pain research in any member country of the European Pain Federation EFIC® up to € 40,000 per project for a duration of up to two years. Research Grants are intended for clinical and human experimental pain research. Possess PhD/MD; not born before 1/1/74.

http://www.e-g-g.info/grt-egg/EFIC_GRUENENTHAL_GRANT/Application/How_to_fill_in_the_form_-_Overview/78700341.jsp

 

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

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

*Internet of Everything Based Smart Services

*Cloud Services Research

*Software Defined Infrastructure

*Threat Defense and Distributed Computation and Trusted Computing

*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

 

13.1.15 | Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: Grand Challenges Explorations Program – accepting LOIs beginning 4.11.14

Letters of intent are accepted for these programs:

* Putting women and Girls at the Center of Development: This challenge focuses on how to effectively reach and empower the most vulnerable women and girls to improve health and development – including economic – outcomes as well as gender equality. The ultimate goal of this challenge is to accelerate discovery of how to most effectively and intentionally identify and address gender inequalities and how this relates to sectoral outcomes; scale-up approaches known to work, in context-relevant ways; and do more to develop better measures of the impact of approaches to enhance women’s and girls’ empowerment and agency.

* Creating and Measuring Integrated Solutions for Healthy Birth, Growth, and Development: This challenge focuses on new measurement tools and new combinations of approaches to ensure all children thrive – that they not only survive, but also have the chance to live healthy productive lives. The ultimate goal of this challenge is to determine what packages of interventions should be delivered to which group of individuals at what point in their life cycle to reduce the burden of fetal growth impairment and preterm birth, stunted postnatal growth, and impaired cognitive development.

* New Interventions for Global Health: This challenge focuses on innovative concepts for vaccines, therapeutics, and diagnostics with the potential to be translated into safe, effective, affordable, and widely utilized interventions to protect against the acquisition, progression, or transmission of infectious diseases, or to provide a cure for infectious diseases, in resourcelimited settings. This request for proposals will fund full awards that could include grants, program related investments, or contracts up to USD $10,000,000 per awardee for up to four years. Full awards must include an industry, biotech, or other translational partner, either leading or participating in the application. Consideration for pilot awards of up to USD $2,000,000 and up to four years to explore concepts that require additional investigation, with the anticipation that successful applicants will apply for a full award in subsequent years

http://grandchallenges.org/grant-opportunities.html

 

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

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

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

2. Understand the role of tau protein processing.

3. Understand cellular energy metabolism and oxidative stress perturbations.

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

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

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

7. Develop animal models.

8. Develop tools for early diagnosis.

9. Develop treatments that improve the symptoms.

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

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

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

 

15.1.2015 | AO Foundation – Start-Up Grant Applications

This opportunity is intended to provide seed money to researchers in the early stages of their career, and would not exclude consideration of senior investigators submitting innovative and novel projects. The area of interest is the advancement in the surgical treatment of trauma and degenerative disorders o the musculoskeletal system through research, development, and education, basic, clinical, pre-clinical and clinical research addressing the fields of general trauma, spine, cranio-maxillofacial and veterinary surgery. Start-up grants are funded up to CHF 60,000 per year.

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

 

16.1.15 | AGA-Rome Foundation: Functional GI and Motility Disorders Pilot Research Award

The intent of the award is to stimulate research in the areas of functional GI and motility disorders by providing time for investigators to obtain new data that can ultimately lead to subsequent grant applications for more substantial funding and duration. Funding: $50,000 for 1 year.

http://ucblog.gastro.org/aga-foundation/grants/agarome-foundation-functional-gi-and-motility-disorders-pilot-research-award

 

27.1.15 | Department of Health and Human Services, National Cancer Institute (NCI): Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPOREs) in Human Cancers for Years 2015 and 2016 (P50)

A letter of intent is not required or binding, but they are requested to be submitted 30-days prior to application due date. Funds up to $2.3-million per year over 5 year project. This opportunity will support state-of-the-art investigator-initiated translational research that will contribute to improved prevention, early detection, diagnosis, and treatment of an organ-specific cancer (or a related group of cancers). The research supported through this program must be translational in nature and must always be focused on knowledge of human biology stemming from research using cellular, molecular, structural, biochemical, and/or genetic experimental approaches. Eligibility: this opportunity permits a foreign component on a U.S. institution led project. Other possible deadlines for this opportunity are: 19.5.15, 22.9.15, 27.1.16, 19.5.16, and 22.9.16.

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-14-353.html#_Section_III._Eligibility

 

30.1.15 | International Anesthesia Research Society – Mentored Research Award (IMRA)

The IARS Mentored Research Awards (IMRA) are intended to support investigations that will further the understanding of clinical practice in anesthesiology and related sciences. Up to four research projects will be selected annually to receive up to $150,000 each, payable over two years. The grants are intended to help create future leaders and prepare applicants to apply for independent research funding. Principal applicant must be an IARS member.

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

 

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

Objective: to enable young scientists (up to 35 years) to carry out innovative projects in green chemistry that advance scientific knowledge and the use of its fruits needed to respond to one or a number of the 12 (twelve) principles of green chemistry. Funding: $30,000.
Please contact Robi Guttman, 2152, if you consider applying, only one grant per institute will be awarded.

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

http://goo.gl/NdFTHA

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

 

2.2.15 | Sarcoma Foundation of America: Research Grant

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

Omic characterization of sarcomas and definition of novel targets

Omic patterns of sensitivity and resistance to existing agents

• Systemic therapy combinations

• Immunotherapy

Funding: $50K for one year.

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

 

3.2 | Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF): Strategic Research Agreements – Project Concept

Designed to provide research funding for single or multiple investigators to address critical gaps and challenges and potential breakthroughs in Type 1 diabetes research. The budget and duration of funding are variable and continued funding is based on satisfactory effort and quarterly progress on milestones.

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

http://jdrf.org/grant-center/information-for-applicants/grant-mechanism-descriptions/strategic-research-agreements/

 

15.2.15 | Radiological Society of North America (RSNA): Research Seed Grant 

To enable all levels of investigators throughout the world in defining objectives and testing hypotheses in preparation of major grant applications to corporations, foundations, and governmental agencies. The seed data from these projects will indicate feasibility and appropriateness of the research prior to applying for funds from other agencies.

Funding: up to $40K for a 1-year project to support the preliminary or pilot phase of scientific projects. Any area of research related to the radiologic sciences. Very few awards were made outside US.

http://www.rsna.org/Research_Seed_Grant.aspx

 

1.3.15 | The Ataxia-Telangiectasia Children’s Project: Research Grant Program

Grant awards are made for basic and translational research related to A-T. The focus is on: translational research; clinical studies; and innovative and novel strategies for suggesting, developing and evaluating specific disease-modifying and symptomatic interventions. Funding is for 1-2 year projects up to a max of $75K per year. A Letter of Intent is not required. However, prior to submission of a full-length proposal, applicants seeking Scientific Advisory Board input may submit a Letter of Intent.

https://www.communityatcp.org/GrantGuidelines

 

2.3.15 | The Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation, Inc.: The Dreyfus Prize in the Chemical Sciences

The Dreyfus Prize in the Chemical Sciences is awarded to an individual in a selected area of chemistry to recognize exceptional and original research that has advanced the field in a major way. The prize is awarded biennially and consists of a monetary award of $250,000, a medal, and a citation. Any person may nominate a candidate for the Dreyfus Prize. Self-nominations are not accepted. Present Dreyfus Foundation Directors, Advisors, consultants, previous Dreyfus Prize winners, and Nobel Laureates are not eligible. The prize is generally awarded to an individual. If the cited advance is substantially interdisciplinary, those aspects that represent original chemistry should be clear.

http://dreyfus.org/awards/prize.shtml

 

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

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

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

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

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

- Improving Methods for Conducting Patient-Centered Outcomes Research

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

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

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

 

9.3.15 | Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA):

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

IARPA research links:

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

- Evaluate protocols and regimens for bone marrow transplants

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

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

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

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

 

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

Research Project Proposals with objectives to increase the utilization of animal co-products. For the near term, FPRF will focus work in aquaculture, swine, and poultry nutrition aiming directly at gaps in the current knowledge necessary for diet formulators, including critical work in nutritional characteristics of rendered products. Funding: in recent years, FPRF has averaged approximately 5 grants per year at a level of $45,000 each.

http://www.fprf.org

 

16.3.15 | Merck Serono:

Grant for Multiple Sclerosis Innovation

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

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

Grant for Oncology Innovation - Letter of Intent

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

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

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

 

31.3.2015 | Global Learning X Prize: Software Solution for Literacy (Registration by 31.3.2015, Entry: 30.9.2016)

Aim: to develop open source and scalable software that will enable children in developing countries to teach themselves basic reading, writing and arithmetic. Funding: Total-$15 million; 5 finalists-$1 million each; Grand prize-$10 million. Registration Fee: $500.

http://learning.xprize.org/about/guidelines

 

15.4.15 | International Brain Research Organization (IBRO): 10th IBRO/Kemali Prize in Basic or Clinical Neuroscience

The Tenth International Prize of €25,000 will be awarded in 2015 to a scientist less than 45 years of age on December 31, 2014 who has made outstanding contributions to Basic or Clinical Neuroscience. Self-nominations are welcome.

http://ibro.info/news/10th-ibrokemali-prize-call-for-nominations/

 

24.4.15 | Worldwide Cancer Research Foundation (formerly AICR): Research Grants

Goal: to support research (fundamental or translational) that might reduce the incidence of cancer or improve cancer survival: causes, mechanisms, diagnosis, treatment or prevention of cancer. Funding: up to £250K over 1-3 years.

http://www.worldwidecancerresearch.org/funding/what-to-consider-before-applying

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

19.5.15 | Department of Health and Human Services, National Cancer Institute (NCI): Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPOREs) in Human Cancers for Years 2015 and 2016 (P50)

A letter of intent is not required or binding, but they are requested to be submitted 30-days prior to application due date. Funds up to $2.3-million per year over 5 year project. This opportunity will support state-of-the-art investigator-initiated translational research that will contribute to improved prevention, early detection, diagnosis, and treatment of an organ-specific cancer (or a related group of cancers). The research supported through this program must be translational in nature and must always be focused on knowledge of human biology stemming from research using cellular, molecular, structural, biochemical, and/or genetic experimental approaches. Eligibility: this opportunity permits a foreign component on a U.S. institution led project. Other possible deadlines for this opportunity are: 22.9.15, 27.1.16, 19.5.16, and 22.9.16.

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-14-353.html#_Section_III._Eligibility

 

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

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

The Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority solicits the advanced research and development of medical countermeasures for chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear agents that threaten the U.S. civilian population. This research is anticipated to advance candidate medical countermeasures towards FDA licensure/approval and consideration for acquisition. Research Areas of Interest (further described in Part I of the announcement):

1. Vaccines (Anthrax)

2. Antitoxins and Therapeutics (Viral hemorrhagic fevers viruses and Anthrax) 

3. Antimicrobial Drugs

4. Radiological and Nuclear Threat Countermeasures  

5. Chemical Threat Countermeasures

6. Diagnostics

Multiple awards of various values will be granted. Deadlines for submission of White Papers for areas 1, 2, 3, 6 are: 30/7/14, 31/10/14, 30/1/15, 30/4/15, 30/7/15. Areas 4 and 5 are open for continuous submission until expiration date, 30/7/15.

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

 

22.9.15 | Department of Health and Human Services, National Cancer Institute (NCI): Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPOREs) in Human Cancers for Years 2015 and 2016 (P50)

A letter of intent is not required or binding, but they are requested to be submitted 30-days prior to application due date. Funds up to $2.3-million per year over 5 year project. This opportunity will support state-of-the-art investigator-initiated translational research that will contribute to improved prevention, early detection, diagnosis, and treatment of an organ-specific cancer (or a related group of cancers). The research supported through this program must be translational in nature and must always be focused on knowledge of human biology stemming from research using cellular, molecular, structural, biochemical, and/or genetic experimental approaches. Eligibility: this opportunity permits a foreign component on a U.S. institution led project. Other possible deadlines for this opportunity are: 27.1.16, 19.5.16, and 22.9.16.

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-14-353.html#_Section_III._Eligibility

 

27.1.16 | Department of Health and Human Services, National Cancer Institute (NCI): Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPOREs) in Human Cancers for Years 2015 and 2016 (P50)

A letter of intent is not required or binding, but they are requested to be submitted 30-days prior to application due date. Funds up to $2.3-million per year over 5 year project. This opportunity will support state-of-the-art investigator-initiated translational research that will contribute to improved prevention, early detection, diagnosis, and treatment of an organ-specific cancer (or a related group of cancers). The research supported through this program must be translational in nature and must always be focused on knowledge of human biology stemming from research using cellular, molecular, structural, biochemical, and/or genetic experimental approaches. Eligibility: this opportunity permits a foreign component on a U.S. institution led project. Other possible deadlines for this opportunity are: 19.5.16, and 22.9.16.

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-14-353.html#_Section_III._Eligibility

 

19.5.16 | Department of Health and Human Services, National Cancer Institute (NCI): Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPOREs) in Human Cancers for Years 2015 and 2016 (P50)

A letter of intent is not required or binding, but they are requested to be submitted 30-days prior to application due date. Funds up to $2.3-million per year over 5 year project. This opportunity will support state-of-the-art investigator-initiated translational research that will contribute to improved prevention, early detection, diagnosis, and treatment of an organ-specific cancer (or a related group of cancers). The research supported through this program must be translational in nature and must always be focused on knowledge of human biology stemming from research using cellular, molecular, structural, biochemical, and/or genetic experimental approaches. Eligibility: this opportunity permits a foreign component on a U.S. institution led project. One possible deadline for this opportunity is: 22.9.16.

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-14-353.html#_Section_III._Eligibility

 

22.9.16 | Department of Health and Human Services, National Cancer Institute (NCI): Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPOREs) in Human Cancers for Years 2015 and 2016 (P50)

A letter of intent is not required or binding, but they are requested to be submitted 30-days prior to application due date. Funds up to $2.3-million per year over 5 year project. This opportunity will support state-of-the-art investigator-initiated translational research that will contribute to improved prevention, early detection, diagnosis, and treatment of an organ-specific cancer (or a related group of cancers). The research supported through this program must be translational in nature and must always be focused on knowledge of human biology stemming from research using cellular, molecular, structural, biochemical, and/or genetic experimental approaches. Eligibility: this opportunity permits a foreign component on a U.S. institution led project.

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-14-353.html#_Section_III._Eligibility

 

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

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

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

 

Foreign - all year round:

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

Cancer Research:

 

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

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

http://solvingkidscancer.org/work/grants

 

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

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

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

 

The Gateway for Cancer Research: Treatment Innovator

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Liddy Shriver Sarcoma Initiative: Sarcoma Research Grants Program

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

- understanding the molecular biology of sarcomas

- exploring "molecular targets" for new sarcoma therapies

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

- translational studies

- studying vaccines, monoclonal antibodies, and mTOR inhibitors

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

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

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

- research directed at the early detection and diagnosis of sarcoma

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

 

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

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

 

Neurological Disorders and NeuroScience:

 

Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF)

Rapid Response Innovation Awards: supports high-risk, high-reward projects with little-to-no existing preliminary data, but with potential to significantly impact on understanding or treatment of PD. Funding: $75K / one year.

Neurotrophic Factors Challenge 2014: one year grants of $125K in the following topics:

- projects aimed at understanding the interactions between neurotrophic factors and alpha-synuclein that could inform future therapeutic strategies.

- novel neurotrophic factors that may be more efficacious than known neurotrophic factors or possess properties, such as brain penetrability, that make them more desirable as potential therapeutics

- efforts to develop noninvasive approaches to deliver neurotrophic factors to the brain

Dyskinesia Challenge 2014: one year grants of $125K for identifying and validating novel and innovative targets for dyskinesia therapies. Pre-clinical studies revealing new pathways, other than the following already explored with MJFF support:

- Serotonergic system: in order to control its inappropriate dopamine release, using partial 5-HT1A/1B agonists

- Overactive glutamatergic system: with an antagonist of mGluR5 or with a selective activation of mGluR4

- Nicotinic receptor subtypes: with selective ligands of the nicotinic acetylcholine receptors

- Altered opioidergic neurotransmission: using mu opioid receptor antagonists

LRRK2 Challenge 2014: one year grants of $125K focused on relevant areas of LRRK2 that can help achieve the following goals:

- Improve biological understanding of LRRK2 function and PD-associated dysfunction to inform effective therapeutic targeting of LRRK2;

- Identify and overcome barriers to developing LRRK2-targeted therapies through engagement with Industry and the LRRK2 therapeutic field.

- Improve clinical understanding of LRRK2 parkinsonism that can inform ultimate therapeutic clinical trials;

- Develop critical LRRK2 research tools that can enable and accelerate the field.

Biospecimen and Tissue Resource: MJFF has supported several pre-clinical and clinical efforts that have generated valuable data, biospecimens and tissue resources for the research community: PD Progression Marker's Initiative / LRRK2 Cohort Consortium / Fox Investigation for New Discovery of Biomarkers / Preclinical Tissue / DATATOP / 24-Hour Biofluids / Rush University Brain Bank / Arizona PD Consortium / PD Smartphone Data Challenge. Researchers may request access to these resources with or without funding requests (up to $250K).

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

 

Dana Foundation: Clinical Neuroscience Research Grant Program

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

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

 

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

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

www.hdfoundation.org/funding/grants.php

 

Autism Speaks: Suzanne and Bob Wright Trailblazer Award

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

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

 

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

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

http://sfari.org/funding/grants

 

Other

 

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/

 

NIH Requests for Application (RFAs) – List of all open calls:

http://grants.nih.gov/searchGuide/Search_Guide_Results.cfm?PAsToo=0

 

NIH Project Announcements (PAs) - List of all open calls:

http://grants.nih.gov/searchGuide/Search_Guide_Results.cfm?RFAsToo=0

 

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

 

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

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

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

http://www.broadmedical.org/

 

Eu. Foundation for the Study of Diabetes (EFSD): Renold Fellowships for Young Scientists

Enables young scientists (age < 35 years (PhD) or < 40 (MD/PhD with clinical training)) to travel and stay up to 3 months at other institutions in order to learn different scientific techniques. Funding: € 8,000.

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

 

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

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

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

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

* the prevention and treatment of allergies and asthma

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

Islet Transplantation

Kidney & Liver Transplantation

Autoimmune Diseases

Allergy & Asthma

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

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

www.immunetolerance.org/professionals/proposals/guidelines

 

Institut Mérieux: Research Grants Programme

Institut Mérieux strategic fields of interest are: infectious diseases, cancer, cardiovascular diseases and food and water safety/nutrition/health. Mérieux grants are open to basic, clinical-and/or technology-driven research projects. These grants are very flexible and awarded upon examination of a short (3 pages + CV) proposal and a careful scientific evaluation carried out 3 times a year (January, May, October). Two types of Grants are available:

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

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

http://www.technion.ac.il/~research/Merieux_Research_Grants_2013.pdf

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

 

Thrasher Research Fund: Pediatric Research

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

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

 

Action Duchenne: Research Grants - Pre Preposal

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

http://www.actionduchenne.org/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

 

Cicatricial Alopecia Research Foundation (CARF)

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

www.hfsp.org/how/appl_form.php

 

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

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

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

 

Alpha-1 Foundation: Out of-Cycle Grant Opportunities

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

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

 

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:

 

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

 

DARPA - Microsystems Technology Office (MTO) – Revolutionary Research Ideas

This announcement seeks revolutionary research ideas for topics that include, but are not limited to: Advanced Imaging Architectures and Systems, Chip Scale Sensors, Electro-Optical Infrared(EO/IR) Technologies, Emerging MEMS Technologies, Enabling component technology for cold-atom microsystems, Energy-Efficient Computing, Hardware Assurance, Reliability & Validation, Hardware for Advanced Signal Processing, Heterogeneous Integration, Low Power Electronics, Low Volume Microsystems Manufacturing, Microsystem Design & CAD, Microsystems for Directed Energy, Microsystems for Precision Navigation & Timing, Microsystems for RF/Optical Transceivers, Non-Silicon Electronics, Novel Photonic Devices, Photonic & Electronic Interconnects, Processing Techniques for Imaging and Spectral Recognition, Quantum Devices, Signal Processing to Reduce Hardware Requirements, Thermal Management. Early stage research that may lead to larger MTO programs is encouraged. Funding depends on the quality of the proposals received and the availability of funds.

http://www.darpa.mil/Opportunities/Solicitations/MTO_Solicitations.aspx

 

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/