Funding Opportunities

Please note: this is not a comprehensive list

If you are interested in pursuing one of these opportunities, please contact our directors.


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October

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American Heart Association Career Development Award

Award: $231,000

The AHA Career Development Award supports highly promising healthcare and academic professionals, in the early years of one’s first professional appointment, to explore innovative questions or pilot studies that will provide preliminary data and training necessary to assure the applicant’s future success as a research scientist in the field of cardiovascular and stroke research. AHA awards are open to the array of academic and health professionals. This includes but is not limited to all academic disciplines (biology, chemistry, mathematics, technology, physics, etc.) and all health-related professions (physicians, nurses, advanced practice nurses, pharmacists, dentists, physical and occupational therapists, statisticians, nutritionists, behavioral scientists, engineers, etc.). Clinical, translational, population, behavioral, and basic scientists are encouraged to apply AHA strongly encourages applications by women, underrepresented minorities in the sciences, and those who have experienced diverse and non-traditional career trajectories. Applicants must hold a faculty/staff position up to and including the rank of assistant professor (or equivalent) and no more than four years may have elapsed since the first faculty/staff appointment (after receipt of doctoral degree) at the assistant professor level or equivalent (including, but not limited to, instructor, research assistant professor, research scientist, staff scientist, etc.).

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
American Heart Association Collaborative Sciences Award

Award: $750,000

The AHA Collaborative Sciences Award fosters innovative collaborative approaches to research projects that propose novel pairings of investigators from at least two broadly disparate disciplines. The proposal must focus on the collaborative relationship, such that the scientific objectives could not be achieved without the efforts of at least two co-principal investigators and their respective disciplines. The combination and integration of studies may be inclusive of basic, clinical, population, behavioral, and/or translational research. Projects must include at least one Co-PI from a field outside cardiovascular disease and stroke.

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
American Heart Association Established Investigator Award

Award: $400,000

The AHA Established Investigator Award supports mid-career investigators with unusual promise and established records of accomplishments; candidates have a demonstrated commitment to cardiovascular or cerebrovascular science as indicated by prior publication history and scientific accomplishments. A candidate's career is expected to be in a rapid growth phase. Applicants must be at least four (4) years but no more than nine (9) years (i.e., eight years and 12 months) since the first faculty/staff appointment at the assistant professor level or equivalent (including, but not limited to, research assistant professor, research scientist, staff scientist, etc.).

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
American Heart Association Innovative Project Award

Award: $200,000

The AHA Innovative Project Award supports highly innovative, high-impact research that could ultimately lead to critical discoveries or major advancements that will accelerate the field of cardiovascular or stroke research. The Innovative Project Award (IPA) promotes unexplored ideas; therefore, preliminary data is not required and not accepted as part of the proposal. However, a solid rationale for the work must be provided. If you provide preliminary data, the application will be disqualified. Proposed work should not be the next logical step of previous work, but should have a high probability of revealing new avenues of investigation, if successful. While no minimum percent effort is specified, the principal investigator must demonstrate that adequate time will be devoted to ensuring successful completion of the proposed project.

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
American Heart Association Transformational Project Award

Award: $300,000

The AHA Transformational Project Award supports highly innovative, high-impact projects that build on work in progress that could ultimately lead to critical discoveries or major advancements that will accelerate the field of cardiovascular and stroke research. Successful applications are likely to be those building on strong preliminary data supportive of the hypothesis. This program aims to provide funding that should lead to successful competition for additional funding beyond the award period. The principal investigator (PI) is responsible for clearly and explicitly articulating the project's innovation and the potential impact on cardiovascular and stroke research. While no minimum percent effort is specified, the principal investigator must demonstrate that adequate time will be devoted to ensuring successful completion of the proposed project.

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
GRAMMY Foundation: Archiving and Preservation Projects

Award: Up to $20,000

The GRAMMY Foundation awards grants to support efforts that advance the archiving and preservation of the music and recorded sound heritage of the Americas for future generations.

Contact:
Amanda Retartha, Amanda.Retartha@nd.edu
Life Sciences Research Foundation

Award: $186,000 over 3 years

The Life Sciences Research Foundation aims to identify and fund exceptional young scientists at a critical juncture of their training in all areas of basic life sciences. Note: Individuals who have held a PhD or MD degree for more than 5 years at time of application are not eligible.

Contact:
Michelle Joyce, mjoyce@nd.edu
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Building Trust and Mutual Respect to Improve Health Care

Award: Up to $250,000

This opportunity will fund empirical research studies to help better understand how to build trust and mutual respect to meet vulnerable patients'€™ health care needs.

Contact:
Suzanne DeGuilio, sdeguili@nd.edu
Samuel H. Kress Foundation: Conservation Grants Program

Award: $10,000-$90,000

The Conservation program supports the professional practice of art conservation, especially as it relates to European art of the pre-modern era.

Contact:
Amanda Retartha, Amanda.Retartha@nd.edu
Samuel H. Kress Foundation: Digital Resources Grants Program

Award: $10,000-$90,000

The Digital Resources program is intended to foster new forms of research and collaboration as well as new approaches to teaching and learning.

Contact:
Amanda Retartha, Amanda.Retartha@nd.edu
Samuel H. Kress Foundation: History of Art Grants Program

Award: $10,000-$90,000

The History of Arts program supports scholarly projects that will enhance the appreciation and understanding of European art and architecture.

Contact:
Amanda Retartha, Amanda.Retartha@nd.edu
Simons Foundation: Simons Collaboration in Mathematics and the Physical Sciences

Award: Maximum of $2,000,000 per year for 4 years

The aim of the Simons Collaborations in Mathematics and the Physical Sciences (MPS) program is to stimulate progress on fundamental scientific questions of major importance in mathematics, theoretical physics and theoretical computer science. The questions addressed by the collaboration may be concrete or conceptual, but there should be little doubt that answering them would constitute a major scientific milestone. The project should involve outstanding researchers with a range of career stages. Excellence of the scientific leadership is one of the main criteria in the selection process. The project should be organized and managed in a manner engendering a high level of collaboration.

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
Simons Foundation: Simons Investigator Award in MMLS LIMITED

Award: $650,000 over 5 years

The intent of the Simons Investigators in MMLS program is to help the research careers of outstanding scientists working on mathematical and theoretical approaches to topics in the life sciences. Nominations will be evaluated on the basis of nominees’ potential for scientific accomplishment in these areas. The funding provided to the Investigator in MMLS may be used at the Investigator’s discretion to support research expenses, including salary support for postdoctoral, graduate or undergraduate research assistants, domestic or international travel, short or long-term visitors and research equipment. To be a Simons Investigator in MMLS, a scientist must be engaged in research related to the program; must not previously have been a Simons Investigator; and must have a primary appointment as a faculty member at an educational institution in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom or Ireland, on a campus within these countries, and the primary department affiliation must have a Ph.D. program. At the time of appointment, an Investigator should be in the early stages of an academic career and must be within ten years of the start of his/her first faculty position.

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
Spencer Foundation: Lyle Spencer Research Awards: Advancing Understanding of Education Practice and Its Improvement

Award: Up to $1,000,000

The Advancing Understanding of Education Practice and Its Improvement program aims to support intellectually ambitious, large-scale education research projects. It encourages proposals initiated by scholars across a variety of disciplines and fields in an effort to create much needed-space for creative and ambitious research projects that promise to advance our understanding of educational practice and its improvement.

Contact:
Amanda Retartha, Amanda.Retartha@nd.edu
Whitehall Foundation: Life Science Research Grants and Grants-in-Aid

Award: Up to $225,000 over three years (Research Grants); $30,000 for one year (Grants-in-Aid)

The Whitehall Foundation assists scholarly research in the life sciences. The Foundation is currently interested in basic research in neurobiology. The Foundation does not support research focused primarily on disease(s) unless it will also provide insights into normal functioning.

Contact:
Michelle Joyce, mjoyce@nd.edu

November

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Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation: Core Requests for Proposals

Award: Varies by RFP

The ADDF offers funding to researchers for Alzheimer's drug discovery and preclinical development, clinical trials, and biomarker development research. Core request for proposals include: Program to Accelerate Clinical Trials (PACT), Biomarkers Development, Prevention Beyond the Pipeline, and Preclinical Drug Discovery.

Contact:
Michelle Joyce, mjoyce@nd.edu
Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists LIMITED

Award: $250,000

The Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists recognize the country’s most promising faculty-rank researchers in Life Sciences, Physical Sciences & Engineering, and Chemistry. One Blavatnik Laureate in each disciplinary category will receive $250,000 in unrestricted funds. The nominee must hold a doctorate degree and conduct research as a principal investigator in the Life Sciences, Physical Sciences and Engineering, or Chemistry. The Blavatnik Awards strongly encourages the nomination of women and other underrepresented groups in science and engineering. Nominees and their work as independent investigators will be evaluated on the extent to which the work is reliable, valid, credible, and scientifically rigorous; the extent to which the work addresses an important problem and is influential in the nominee’s field; the extent to which the work challenges existing paradigms, employs new methodologies or concepts, and/or pursues an original question; and future prospects in the nominee’s field and potential for further significant contributions to science. 

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
Russell Sage Foundation: Future of Work / Social Inequality / Behavioral Economics

Award: Up to $175,000

Grants will be made under the following programs: Future of Work / Social Inequality / Behavioral Economics.

Contact:
Suzanne DeGuilio, sdeguili@nd.edu
Spencer Foundation: Small Research Grants

Award: Up to $50,000

The Small Research Grants program aims to fund academic work that will contribute to the improvement of education, broadly conceived. Proposals are encouraged from scholars across a variety of disciplines in an effort to fund field-initiated education research.

Contact:
Amanda Retartha, Amanda.Retartha@nd.edu
W. M. Keck Foundation: Keck Research Program LIMITED

Award: $500,000 to $5,000,000

Supporting pioneering discoveries in science, engineering and medical research has been our mandate from the beginning. By funding the high-risk/high-impact work of leading researchers, we are laying the groundwork for new paradigms, technologies and discoveries that will save lives, provide innovative solutions, and add to our understanding of the world. Both Senior and Early Career investigators are encouraged to apply.

Contact:
Michelle Joyce, mjoyce@nd.edu
Russell Sage Foundation: Decision Making and Human Behavior in Context

Award: Up to $175,000

This initiative will support innovative research on decision making across the social sciences that examines causes, consequences, processes, or context from a behavioral or alternative perspective. 

Contact:
Suzanne DeGuilio, sdeguili@nd.edu

December

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Brady Education Foundation: Promoting Positive Cognitive and/or Achievement Outcomes for Children

Award: $25,000 - $800,000

The foundation seeks to support projects to develop and test the feasibility of new programs for promoting positive cognitive and/or achievement outcomes for children (birth through 18 years) from underserved groups and/or low-resourced communities (minority ethnic groups, low-income families), as well as projects that evaluate the effectiveness of such programs.

Contact:
Amanda Retartha, Amanda.Retartha@nd.edu
Elsa U. Pardee Foundation: Research Grants

Award: Average grant is $150,000

The Elsa U. Pardee Foundation funds research directed toward identifying new treatments or cures for cancer. It is anticipated that this early stage funding by the Foundation may lead to subsequent and expanded support using government agency funding. Project relevance to cancer detection, treatment, or cure should be clearly identified.

Contact:
Michelle Joyce, mjoyce@nd.edu
Mary Kay Foundation: Cancer Research Grant

Award: $100,000

The Mary Kay Foundation is a non-profit public foundation, which focuses on funding research for innovative grants for translational research in ovarian, uterine, breast or cervical cancer. Translational research is broadly defined as research that will provide a scientific  link between laboratory research and the clinic. Ultimately, such research would lead to  improvement in diagnosis, prognosis, prevention, or treatment of the cancer.

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu

January

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Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation: Core Requests for Proposals

Award: Varies by RFP

The ADDF offers funding to researchers for Alzheimer's drug discovery and preclinical development, clinical trials, and biomarker development research. Core request for proposals include: Program to Accelerate Clinical Trials (PACT), Biomarkers Development, Prevention Beyond the Pipeline, and Preclinical Drug Discovery.

Contact:
Michelle Joyce, mjoyce@nd.edu
American Council of Learned Societies: Digital Extension Grants

Award: Up to $125,000

This program supports digitally based research projects in all disciplines of the humanities and related social sciences.

Contact:
Amanda Retartha, Amanda.Retartha@nd.edu
Brain Research Foundation: Fay/Frank Seed Grant Program LIMITED

Award: $80,000

The Fay/Frank Seed Grant Program provides provide start-up monies for new research projects, especially those undertaken by junior faculty, in the field of neuroscience that will likely lead to extramural funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) or other outside funding sources. BRF Seed Grant awards are not intended to supplement existing grants. To be eligible, PI must be a full-time Assistant or Associate Professor at an invited US academic institution, working in the area of studies of brain function. This includes molecular and clinical neuroscience as well as studies of neural, sensory, motor, cognitive, behavioral and emotional functioning in health and disease. Applicants at the Assistant Professor level should present a new research project that will generate pilot data that will lead to RO1 funding or a comparable outside grant.  Applicants at the Associate Professor level should present a project pursuing new research directions. A new technique is not considered a new direction unless it pertains to a different area of study. Grants are not to be used for bridge funding between grants.

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
Samuel H. Kress Foundation: Conservation Grants Program

Award: Up to $99,000

The Conservation program supports the professional practice of art conservation, especially as it relates to European art of the pre-modern era.

Contact:
Amanda Retartha, Amanda.Retartha@nd.edu
Samuel H. Kress Foundation: History of Arts Grants Program

Award: Up to $99,000

The History of Arts program supports scholarly projects that will enhance the appreciation and understanding of European art and architecture.

Contact:
Amanda Retartha, Amanda.Retartha@nd.edu
Whitehall Foundation: Life Science Research Grants and Grants-in-Aid

Award: Up to $225,000 over three years (Research Grants); $30,000 for one year (Grants-in-Aid)

The Whitehall Foundation assists scholarly research in the life sciences. The Foundation is currently interested in basic research in neurobiology. The Foundation does not support research focused primarily on disease(s) unless it will also provide insights into normal functioning.

Contact:
Michelle Joyce, mjoyce@nd.edu
William T. Grant Foundation: Research Grants

Award: from $100,000 to $1,000,000

The W. T. Grant Foundation funds research that increases our understanding of the programs, policies, and practices that reduce inequality in youth outcomes, and strategies to improve the use of research evidence in ways that benefit youth.

Contact:
Amanda Retartha, Amanda.Retartha@nd.edu

February

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Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation: Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards LIMITED

Award: $100,000

The Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program supports the research and teaching careers of talented young faculty in the chemical sciences. Based on institutional nominations, the program provides discretionary funding to faculty at an early stage in their careers. Criteria for selection include an independent body of scholarship attained in the early years of their appointment and a demonstrated commitment to education.

Contact:
Michelle Joyce, mjoyce@nd.edu
Klingenstein-Simons Fellowship Awards in the Neurosciences

Award: $225,000 over 3 years

These awards are presented to highly promising, early career scientists and are aimed at advancing cutting-edge investigations in basic or clinical research that may lead to a better understanding of neurological and psychiatric disorders. The fellowship awards promote higher risk projects.

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
Moore Foundation: Moore Inventor Fellow LIMITED

Award: $850,000 over 3 years

The Moore Inventor Fellows program seeks to support early-career scientist-inventors with the potential to accelerate progress in scientific research, environmental conservation and patient care. Each fellow will receive a total of $825,000 over three years to drive their invention forward, including $50,000 per year from their home institution as a commitment to these outstanding individuals. All candidates must be no more than ten years past receiving their Ph.D., M.D., M.S. or other terminal degree. Fellows must be engaged in the pursuit of their invention at least 25 percent time for the three-year duration of the award.

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
New York Stem Cell Foundation: Neuroscience Investigator Awards

Award: $1,500,000 over 5 years

The New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF) is soliciting applications from early career investigators for Innovator Awards in Neuroscience. The goal of this initiative is to foster truly bold, innovative scientists with the potential to transform the field of neuroscience. Applicants are encouraged in the fundamental areas of developmental, cellular, cognitive and behavioral neuroscience, broadly interpreted.

Contact:
Michelle Joyce, mjoyce@nd.edu
New York Stem Cell Foundation: Stem Cell Investigator Awards

Award: $1,500,000 over 5 years

The New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF) is soliciting applications from early career investigators for Innovator Awards to be used for exploring the basic biology and translational potential of stem cells. The goal of this initiative is to foster bold and innovative scientists with the potential to transform the field of stem cell research, and advance understanding and use of stem cells in the development of treatments for human disease.

Contact:
Michelle Joyce, mjoyce@nd.edu
PhRMA Foundation Health Outcomes Research Starter Grant

Award: $100,000

The PhRMA Foundation Health Outcomes Grant assists individuals beginning independent research careers in health outcomes at the faculty level. Health Outcomes research spans a broad spectrum of issues related to health-care delivery, from studies evaluating effectiveness of a pharmaceutical intervention, to the impact of reimbursement policies on outcomes of care. It also ranges from the development and use of tools to perform patient-based assessments to analyses of ways in which results of outcomes research are disseminated to providers or consumers to encourage behavior change. Those holding academic rank of instructor or assistant professor, and investigators at the doctoral level with equivalent positions, are eligible to apply—provided the proposed research is neither directly nor indirectly subsidized to any significant degree by an extramural support mechanism.

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
PhRMA Foundation Translational Medicine and Therapeutics Research Starter Grant

Award: $100,000

PhRMA Foundations Translational Medicine and Therapeutics Research Starter Grant assists individuals beginning independent research careers in translational medicine and therapeutics at the faculty level. The goal of the PhRMA Foundation’s Translational Medicine and Therapeutics Program is to promote the development and use of experimental and computational methods in an integrative approach towards clinical needs in diagnosis, treatment and prevention. The Foundation believes that to be successful, this requires working with clinicians to identify critical unmet clinical needs. This can involve enhanced understanding of human biological and disease processes but requires a strong translational component. This program will support the concepts of Translational Medicine and Therapeutics. Translational Medicine and Therapeutics awards will advance training and support career development of scientists engaged in research that significantly addresses specific clinician-defined problems and integrates innovative technologies with advanced biological, chemical, and pharmacological sciences and engineering methodologies in areas such as: Genetics (Molecular, Pharmaco-, Population, Medical) Genomics (Functional, Structural, Toxico-, Pharmaco-, Comparative) Systems (Biology and Pharmacology) Pathways and Networks Integrative Biology Modeling and Simulation
Target Identification and Validation Biomarker Discovery and Validation Vaccine Development Molecular Epidemiology Imaging Disease Modeling. Those holding the academic rank of Assistant Professor (or Research Assistant Professor) within a tenure track (or Research track) appointment, or Instructor, if eligible to apply for independent research funding by their institution, are eligible to apply for these research starter grants, providing their proposed research is neither directly nor indirectly already being subsidized to any significant degree by an extramural support mechanism.

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
Spencer Foundation: Small Research Grants

Award: Up to $50,000

The Small Research Grants program aims to fund academic work that will contribute to the improvement of education, broadly conceived. Proposals are encouraged from scholars across a variety of disciplines in an effort to fund field-initiated education research.

Contact:
Amanda Retartha, Amanda.Retartha@nd.edu

March

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AMS-Simons Travel Grants

Award: $4,000 over 2 years

The AMS-Simons Travel Grants are administered by the AMS with support from the Simons Foundation. Each grant provides an early-career mathematician with $2,000 per year for two years to be used for research-related travel. Applicants must be located in the United States (or be U.S. citizens employed outside the U.S.) and must have completed the PhD within the last four years. The department of the awardee will also receive a small amount of funding to help enhance its research environment.

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
Human Frontier Science Program: Life Science Research Grants

Award: up to $450,000 per year

Human Frontier Science Program supports international, preferably intercontinental, collaborations in basic life science research. Applications are invited for grants to support innovative approaches to understanding complex mechanisms of living organisms.

Contact:
Michelle Joyce, mjoyce@nd.edu
McKnight Foundation: Memory and Cognitive Disorders Awards

Award: $100,000

The McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience supports innovative research designed to bring science closer to the day when diseases of the brain can be accurately diagnosed, prevented, and treated. To this end, the McKnight Memory and Cognitive Disorders Award assists scientists working to apply the knowledge achieved through basic research to human brain disorders that affect memory or cognition.

Contact:
Michelle Joyce, mjoyce@nd.edu

April

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Brady Education Foundation: Promoting Positive Cognitive and/or Achievement Outcomes for Children

Award: $25,000 - $800,000

The foundation seeks to support projects to develop and test the feasibility of new programs for promoting positive cognitive and/or achievement outcomes for children (birth through 18 years) from underserved groups and/or low-resourced communities (minority ethnic groups, low-income families), as well as projects that evaluate the effectiveness of such programs.

Contact:
Amanda Retartha, Amanda.Retartha@nd.edu
Elsa U. Pardee Foundation: Cancer Research Grants

Award: Average award is $150,000

The Elsa U. Pardee Foundation funds research directed toward identifying new treatments or cures for cancer.

Contact:
Michelle Joyce, mjoyce@nd.edu
Samuel H. Kress Foundation: Conservation Grants Program

Award: Up to $99,000

The Conservation program supports the professional practice of art conservation, especially as it relates to European art of the pre-modern era.

Contact:
Amanda Retartha, Amanda.Retartha@nd.edu
Samuel H. Kress Foundation: Digital Resources Grants Program

Award: Up to $99,000

The Digital Resources program is intended to foster new forms of research and collaboration as well as new approaches to teaching and learning.

Contact:
Amanda Retartha, Amanda.Retartha@nd.edu
Samuel H. Kress Foundation: History of Arts Grants Program

Award: Up to $99,000

The History of Arts program supports scholarly projects that will enhance the appreciation and understanding of European art and architecture.

Contact:
Amanda Retartha, Amanda.Retartha@nd.edu
Simons Foundation: Pilot and Research Awards

Award: $330,000 (Pilot Awards); $1,300,000 (Research Awards)

Grants awarded through this RFA are intended to provide funding for investigators conducting bold, creative and rigorous research into the underlying biology, causes and treatment of autism spectrum disorders.

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
Whitehall Foundation: Life Science Research Grants and Grants-in-Aid

Award: Up to $225,000 over three years (Research Grants); $30,000 for one year (Grants-in-Aid)

The Whitehall Foundation assists scholarly research in the life sciences. The Foundation is currently interested in basic research in neurobiology. The Foundation does not support research focused primarily on disease(s) unless it will also provide insights into normal functioning.

Contact:
Michelle Joyce, mjoyce@nd.edu

May

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Research Corporation for Science Advancement: Cottrell Scholars Award

Award: $100,000 over 3 years

The Cottrell Scholars (CS) program champions the best early career teacher-scholars in chemistry, physics, and astronomy by providing discretionary awards for research.

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
Russell Sage Foundation: Immigration and Immigrant Integration

Award: Up to $175,000 (including overhead)

This initiative will support innovative research on the effects of race, citizenship, legal status and politics, political culture and public policy on outcomes for immigrants and for the native-born of different racial and ethnic groups and generations.

Contact:
Suzanne DeGuilio, sdeguili@nd.edu
Russell Sage Foundation: Race, Ethnicity & Immigration / Behavioral Economics

Award: Up to $175,000 (including overhead)

This initiative will support innovative research on the effects of race, citizenship, legal status and politics, political culture and public policy on outcomes for immigrants and for the native-born of different racial and ethnic groups and generations.

Contact:
Suzanne DeGuilio, sdeguili@nd.edu
Russell Sage Foundation: The Social, Economic, and Political Effects of the Affordable Care Act

Award: Up to $175,000 (including overhead)

This initiative will support innovative social science research on the social, economic and political effects of the Affordable Care Act. The foundation is especially interested in funding analyses that address important questions about the effects of the reform on outcomes such as financial security and family economic well-being, labor supply and demand, participation in other public programs, family and children€™'s outcomes, and differential effects by age, race, ethnicity, nativity, or disability status.

Contact:
Suzanne DeGuilio, sdeguili@nd.edu
Spencer Foundation: Small Research Grants

Award: Up to $50,000

The Small Research Grants program aims to fund academic work that will contribute to the improvement of education, broadly conceived. Proposals are encouraged from scholars across a variety of disciplines in an effort to fund field-initiated education research.

Contact:
Amanda Retartha, Amanda.Retartha@nd.edu
William T. Grant Foundation: Research Grants

Award: From $100,000 to $1,000,000

The W. T. Grant Foundation funds research that increases our understanding of the programs, policies, and practices that reduce inequality in youth outcomes, and strategies to improve the use of research evidence in ways that benefit youth.

Contact:
Amanda Retartha, Amanda.Retartha@nd.edu
W. M. Keck Foundation: Keck Research Program LIMITED

Award: $500,000 to $5,000,000

Supporting pioneering discoveries in science, engineering and medical research has been our mandate from the beginning. By funding the high-risk/high-impact work of leading researchers, we are laying the groundwork for new paradigms, technologies and discoveries that will save lives, provide innovative solutions, and add to our understanding of the world. Both Senior and Early Career investigators are encouraged to apply.

Contact:
Michelle Joyce, mjoyce@nd.edu

June

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Smith Richardson Foundation: Strategy & Policy Fellows Program

Award: $60,000

The Smith Richardson Foundation sponsors an annual Strategy and Policy Fellows grant competition to support young scholars and policy thinkers on American foreign policy, international relations, international security, military policy, and diplomatic and military history.

Contact:
Suzanne DeGuilio, sdeguili@nd.edu

July

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Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation: Core Requests for Proposals

Award: Varies by RFP

The ADDF offers funding to researchers for Alzheimer's drug discovery and preclinical development, clinical trials, and biomarker development research. Core request for proposals include: Program to Accelerate Clinical Trials (PACT), Biomarkers Development, Prevention Beyond the Pipeline, and Preclinical Drug Discovery.

Contact:
Michelle Joyce, mjoyce@nd.edu
Burroughs Wellcome Fund: Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease

Award: $500,000 over five years

The Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease (PATH) award supports investigators at the assistant professor level to study pathogenesis, with a focus on the interplay between human and microbial biology, shedding light on how human and microbial systems are affected by their encounters.

Contact:
Michelle Joyce, mjoyce@nd.edu
Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation: Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovation Awards

Award: $300,000 for Stage 1 award with the opportunity for an additional $300,000 in Stage 2

The Innovation Award is designed to provide support for the next generation of exceptionally creative thinkers with "high-risk/high-reward" ideas that have the potential to significantly impact our understanding of and/or approaches to the prevention, diagnosis, or treatment of cancer.

Contact:
Michelle Joyce, mjoyce@nd.edu
Spencer Foundation: Small Research Grants

Award: Up to $50,000

The Small Research Grants program aims to fund academic work that will contribute to the improvement of education, broadly conceived. Proposals are encouraged from scholars across a variety of disciplines in an effort to fund field-initiated education research.

Contact:
Amanda Retartha, Amanda.Retartha@nd.edu
The Pew Charitable Trusts: Pew Biomedical Scholars Program LIMITED

Award: $300,000

The Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences provides funding to young investigators of outstanding promise in science relevant to the advancement of human health. The program makes grants to selected academic institutions to support the independent research of outstanding individuals who are in their first few years of their appointment at the assistant professor level.

Contact:
Michelle Joyce, mjoyce@nd.edu

August

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Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation: Beckman Young Investigator Program

Award: $600,000

The Beckman Young Investigator Program provides research support to the most promising young faculty members in the early stages of their academic careers in the chemical and life sciences, particularly to foster the invention of methods, instruments, and materials that will open up new avenues of research in science.

Contact:
Michelle Joyce, mjoyce@nd.edu
Brady Education Foundation: Promoting Positive Cognitive and/or Achievement Outcomes for Children

Award: $25,000 - $800,000

The foundation seeks to support projects to develop and test the feasibility of new programs for promoting positive cognitive and/or achievement outcomes for children (birth through 18 years) from underserved groups and/or low-resourced communities (minority ethnic groups, low-income families), as well as projects that evaluate the effectiveness of such programs.

Contact:
Amanda Retartha, Amanda.Retartha@nd.edu
Elsa U. Pardee: Cancer Research Grants

Award: Average award is $150,000

The Elsa U. Pardee Foundation funds research directed toward identifying new treatments or cures for cancer.

Contact:
Michelle Joyce, mjoyce@nd.edu
John Templeton Foundation: Large Grants

Award: More than $234,800

The Foundation welcomes proposals that address Core Funding Areas: Science and the Big Questions; Character Virtue Development; Individual Freedom & Free Markets; Exceptional Cognitive Talent and Genius; and Genetics.

Contact:
Michelle Joyce, mjoyce@nd.edu
John Templeton Foundation: Small Grants

Award: Up to $234,800

The Foundation welcomes proposals that address Core Funding Areas: Science and the Big Questions; Character Virtue Development; Individual Freedom & Free Markets; Exceptional Cognitive Talent and Genius; and Genetics.

Contact:
Michelle Joyce, mjoyce@nd.edu
Russell Sage Foundation: Computational Social Science

Award: Up to $175,000 (including overhead)

The Russell Sage Foundation's initiative on supports innovative social science research that brings new data and methods to bear on questions of interest in its core programs in Behavioral Economics, Future of Work, Race, Ethnicity and Immigration, and Social Inequality.

Contact:
Suzanne DeGuilio, sdeguili@nd.edu
Russell Sage Foundation: Regular Programs

Award: Up to $175,000 (including overhead)

Grants will be made under the following programs: Race, Ethnicity & Immigrations / Behavioral Economics.

Contact:
Suzanne DeGuilio, sdeguili@nd.edu
Susan G. Komen: Career Catalyst Research Grants

Award: Up to $450,000 over 3 years

Career Catalyst Research Grants provide opportunities for scientists who have held faculty positions for no more than five years. This program supports hypothesis-driven research projects that have significant potential to advance our understanding of breast cancer, lead to reductions in incidence and mortality, and move us toward the goal of a world without breast cancer.

Contact:
Michelle Joyce, mjoyce@nd.edu
William T. Grant Foundation: Research Grants

Award: $100,000 to $1,000,000

The W.T. Grant Foundation funds research that increases understanding of programs, policies, and practices that reduce inequality in youth outcomes, and research that identifies, builds, and tests strategies to improve the use of research evidence in ways that benefit youth.

Contact:
Amanda Retartha, Amanda.Retartha@nd.edu

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Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowships LIMITED

Award: $75,000

The Sloan Research Fellowships seek to stimulate fundamental research by early-career scientists and scholars of outstanding promise. Fellowships awarded for scholars whose research is in one of the eight SRF fields: Chemistry, Computer Science, Computational & Evolutionary Molecular Biology, Economics, Mathematics, Neuroscience, Ocean Science, and Physics. Note: In order to be considered for a Sloan Research Fellowship, a candidate must be officially nominated by a department head or other senior researcher.

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
American Council of Learned Societies: Fellowships

Award: $40,000 - $70,000

The ACLS Fellowship program invites research applications in all disciplines of the humanities and related social sciences. ACLS Fellowships are intended as salary replacement to help scholars devote six to twelve continuous months to full-time research and writing.

Contact:
Amanda Retartha, Amanda.Retartha@nd.edu
Kinship Foundation: Searle Scholars Program LIMITED

Award: $300,000 over 3 years

The Searle Scholars Program makes grants to selected universities and research centers to support the independent research of exceptional young faculty in the biomedical sciences and chemistry.

Contact:
Michelle Joyce, mjoyce@nd.edu
PhRMA Foundation Informatics Research Starter Grant

Award: $100,000

The PhRMA Foundation Informatics Research Starter Grant assists individuals beginning independent research careers in informatics at the faculty level. The goal of the Informatics Research Starter Grants program is to promote development and use of novel informatics in an integrative approach toward understanding normal processes of human biology and disease processes. Those holding academic rank of assistant professor (or research assistant professor) within a tenure track (or research track) appointment, i.e., not instructor, are eligible to apply for a Research Starter Grant, providing their proposed research is neither directly nor indirectly subsidized to any significant degree by an extramural support mechanism.

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
PhRMA Foundation Pharmaceutics Research Starter Grant

Award: $100,000

The PhRMA Foundation Pharmaceutics Research Starter Grant offers financial support to individuals beginning independent research careers in pharmaceutics (including basic pharmaceutics, biopharmaceutics, pharmaceutical technology, and pharmaceutical biotechnology) at the faculty level. Those holding the academic rank of Assistant Professor (or Research Assistant Professor) within a tenure track (or Research track) appointment, or Instructor, if eligible to apply for independent research funding by their institution, are eligible to apply for these research starter grants, providing their proposed research is neither directly nor indirectly already being subsidized to any significant degree by an extramural support mechanism. Individuals receiving only intramural funding or start-up funding from their institution are eligible to apply for Research Starter Grant awards. Applicants will be judged on the scientific merit of the proposed research and degree of financial need.

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
PhRMA Foundation Pharmacology/Toxocology Research Starter Grant

Award: $100,000

PhRMA Foundation Pharmacology/Toxocology Research Starter Grants support career development activities of scientists embarking on research that integrates information on molecular or cellular mechanisms of action with information on the effects of an agent observed in an intact organism, in experimental animal or clinical studies or both. Highest priority will be given to applicants whose research will attempt to integrate information on a drug or chemical’s mechanism of action at the molecular or cellular level with a drug’s effect in a human or laboratory animal. Applicants should describe the significance of a hypothesis being tested in the context of potential influences of biochemical, physiological, behavioral, or social systems.These awards intend to encourage multidisciplinary training to apply the perspective of molecular, cell, and systems biology to pharmacology and toxicology research. Their scope includes basic drug action studies, detection of cellular responses to drugs at the gene level that create opportunities to optimize individualized drug therapy, and the corresponding evaluation of pharmaceuticals in human and clinical populations. Applicants may apply from any department but the successful applicant will have a proposed project that is pharmacological in nature, and share evidence that they have ongoing training in pharmacology/toxicology (e.g. Ph.D. or postdoctoral training in pharmacology, including pharmacology methods, and  ongoing engagement in pharmacology and toxicology research).

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
Simons Foundation: Simons Collaboration on the Origins of Life Postdoctoral Fellowships

Award: $276,000

The Simons Collaboration on the Origins of Life is now inviting applications for postdoctoral fellowships to support independent research on topics related to the origins of life.

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
Simons Foundation: Simons Fellows Program in Mathematics and Theoretical Physics

Award: Up to $100,000

The Simons Fellows program is intended to make research leaves more productive by enabling their extension from one academic term to a full academic year.

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
Simons Foundation: Targeted Grants to Institutes (Mathematics and Physical Sciences)

Award: $200,000 per year for 3-5 years

The Targeted Grants to Institutes program is intended to support established institutes or centers in mathematics and physical sciences through funding to help strengthen contacts within the international science community. The aim is to enable institutes to extend and enhance their missions; this program will not provide primary support for operating or establishing an institute.

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu

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Public Welfare Foundation Grants

Award: Up to $70,000

This award program accepts inquiries throughout the year, and its three core programs include: Criminal Justice, Youth Justice, and Workers' Rights.

Contact:
Suzanne DeGuilio, sdeguili@nd.edu
Simons Foundation: Targeted Grants in Mathematics and Physical Sciences

Award: NO limit specified

The program is intended to support high-risk theoretical mathematics, physics and computer science projects of exceptional promise and scientific importance on a case-by-case basis.

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
Sloan Foundation: Chemistry of Indoor Environments Program Grants

Award: Variable

The Chemistry of Indoor Environments Program aims to grow a new field of scientific inquiry focused on understanding the fundamental chemistry taking place in indoor environments and how that chemistry is shaped by building attributes and human occupancy. Successful research proposals should focus on some aspect of the following broad inquiry areas: 

  • Environment and Occupancy: How does the built environment and its human and microbial inhabitants affect indoor chemistry?  How does indoor chemistry affect the built environment and its inhabitants?
  • Sources: What are the primary sources of reactive compounds indoors?  What role does outdoor air play in affecting the abundance and distribution of chemicals in indoor air?
  • Chemical and Physical Transformations:  What is the nature of indoor gas, aerosol, and surface chemistry?  What indoor processes drive transitions between gas, aerosol, and surface chemistries?
Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
Sloan Foundation: Deep Carbon Observatory Program Grants

Award: Variable

Deep Carbon Observatory Program Grants aim to radically transform our understanding of the quantities, movements, distribution, and properties of deep Earth carbon and its roles in the origin and limits of life, the creation of hydrocarbons, and the global carbon cycle.

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
Sloan Foundation: Digital Sky Survey

Award: Variable

The Sloan Digital Sky Survey program aims to accelerate discoveries in astronomy through the support of a variety of astronomical surveys using a pioneering 2.5-meter telescope at Apache Point Observatory, New Mexico that comprehensively maps the sky to examine the history and structure of the universe.

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu
Sloan Foundation: Education and Professional Advancement for Underrepresented Groups Program Grants

Award: Variable

Education and Professional Advancement for Underrepresented Groups Program aims to increase the diversity of higher education institutions and the work force in STEM fields through college and university initiatives that support the education and professional advancement of high-achieving individuals from underrepresented groups. 

Contact:
Tom Scrace, tscrace@nd.edu