Research Authority - Technion R&D Foundation

Active Funding Resources: Full list

Sub-lists: Life | Exact and Materials | Social & Humanities

For any assistance call Robi – 2152, robertg@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:

 

 

24.9 | MOST: Infrastructures Program - Biometrics and safe identification

משרד המדע- פיתוח תשתיות: ביומטריה והזדהות בטוחה

(הגשה לרשות המחקר עד 24.9 למשרד המדע עד 26.9)

נושאי המחקר שיוצעו במסגרת קול קורא זה הינם הנושאים המפורטים להלן או כל נושא אחר בתחום ביומטריה והזדהות שיימצא רלוונטי:

           אנונימיזציה של נתונים ביומטריים

           יישומי ביומטריה ויישומי הזדהות בטכנולוגיות block chain 

           ביומטריה ניתנת להחלפה / ביטול

           גישות חדשניות להשוואות ביומטריות בעידן ה-Big Data

           שימוש מאובטח בביומטריה ברשת האינטרנט

           חתימה והצפנה ביומטרית של מסמכים

           אימות והרכשה ביומטרית בטלפונים חכמים ומכשירים ניידים אחרים

           יכולות זיהוי ביומטרי המתאימות לתנאי סביבה קשים

           השפעות שינויים פיזיולוגיים, טבעיים ומלאכותיים על אמינות האימות והזיהוי הביומטרי

           שיטות ביומטריות חדשות: שימוש באמצעים פיזיולוגיים לצורך אימות וזיהוי אנשים

           שיטות, טכנולוגיות ושימושים ביומטריים ליישומים צבאיים

           פתרונות לבעיות זיהוי פנים במתארים קשים

           דרכים וכלי עזר לשיפור דיוק בקר אנושי בהשוואה ידנית של תמונות פנים

           בדיקות חיות של דגימות ביומטריות ויכולת זיהוי מעתקים

           שיטות ואמצעים להגנה על נתונים רגישים ו/או ביומטריים במחשבי קצה

           שיטות ואמצעים לזיהוי שינויים ו/או לסימון ואימות נתונים רגישים ו/או ביומטריים מיחידות קצה

התקציב: עד 150,000 ₪ לתקופה של שנה אחת, עם אפשרות להאריך את תקופת המחקר בשתי תקופות נוספות בנות שנה כל אחת (עד 150,000 ₪ עבור כל שנה), לתקופה של 3 שנים סה"כ, בסכום מצטבר אשר לא יעלה על 450 אלף.

https://www.gov.il/he/Departments/publications/Call_for_bids/most_rfp20170723

 

25.9 | Ministry of Agriculture, Chief Scientist: Nanotech Applications in Agriculture

משרד החקלאות: קול קורא מחקרי תשתית לקראת יישומי ננוטכנולוגיה בחקלאות

שימו לב: יש להעביר לרשות המחקר נושא ההצעה ותקציר לא יאוחר מ-10.9

מטרה: מחקר בתחום הננוטכנולוגיה בהיבטיה החקלאיים בתחומים הבאים:

- הגנת הצומח, להעברה והחדרה של מרכיבים פעילים למניעה וטיפול במחלות

- דישון, הזנה וטיפולים הורטיקולטוריים להגברת יעילות תנועה, קליטה וספיגה של חומרי הזנה בצמח וכשיטות לטיוב אפליקציה מבוקרת ויעילה של תכשירים הורמונליים ומעודדי צמיחה

- דיאגנוסטיקה ואליסיטציה- ננוסנסורים לניטור בריאות הצמח וגידולו או חלקיקי ננו בעלי יכולת אליסיטציה כגון עירור מערכות ההגנה הצמחיות לקראת התקפת פתוגנים או עקות סביבתיות

- בעלי חיים - לשיפור יעילות חיסון בעלי חיים, ננוסנסורים לניטור וזיהוי מחלות

- ניצול פסולת חקלאית והפיכתה ממטרד למשאב ליצור ננו חלקיקים.

 מימון:  250 אלף ₪ לשנה ל-3 שנים.

https://agriscience.co.il/kolotkorim_sec/KolotKorim.aspx

 

25.9 | MOST: China-Israel joint research in Innovative Soil and Water Technologies, Bio-Medical Technology, Smart City for Sustainable Living

(Research Authority deadline: 25.9, MOST deadline: 28.9)

Chinese-Israeli research teams are invited to submit joint research proposals in areas listed above.

Funding: up to approximately 1 million NIS (around $280,000) per project for the Israeli side. Up to ¥2 million (around $330,000) per project for the Chinese side.  Research projects should be planned on a two year basis.

It is the intention of the two ministries to support up to 8 joint projects.

https://www.gov.il/he/Departments/publications/Call_for_bids/most_rfp20170619

 

25.9 | MOST: Preparation for Emergency Situations Knowledge Centers

משרד המדע: הצעות להקמת מרכז ידע בתחום ההיערכות למצבי חירום

מועד הגשה לרשות המחקר: עד 25.9, למשרד המדע: עד 3.10.

המשרד, בשיתוף עם רשות החרום הלאומית במשרד הביטחון מבקשים לקבל הצעות להקמת מרכז ידע רב-תחומי לביצוע מחקרים בנושאים שונים בתחום ההיערכות לחירום, ולהקמת תשתית מדעית נרחבת, זמינה ועדכנית, לשם קבלת החלטות של גורמי הממשל בתחום החירום. המרכז יוקם על-ידי שלושה מוסדות מחקר לפחות, כשבין החוקרים הראשיים 2 לפחות ממדעי החברה, הרוח, המשפטים והניהול, נציג אחד לפחות מתחום ההנדסה ונציג אחד לפחות ממדעי הטבע והחיים כולל רפואה. מימון: עד 3 מיליון ₪ ל-3 שנים.

יש לעדכן את רשות המחקר מראש אם מתכוונים להגיש

https://www.gov.il/he/Departments/publications/Call_for_bids/most_rfp20170815

 

28.9 | Kibbutz Fund Prize 2017

קרן קיבוץ: קול קורא לפרס קרן קיבוץ 2017

קרן "קיבוץ" תעניק פרס בסך של 2000$ לפרסום מדעי או לעבודת מחקר שתורמים ידע חדש בתחום מחקר קיבוצים.

http://www.ra.trdf.co.il/files/KibutzFund_2017.pdf

 

30.9 | PAZY Fund (Israel Atomic Energy Commission): New Investigator Award

קרן פזי: קול קורא להצעות לתמיכה בחוקר חדש בתחומים בעלי עניין לקרן (פיסיקה, כימיה, חומרים, הנדסה ומתמטיקה)

קרן פזי הינה קרן משותפת לוועדה לאנרגיה אטומית (וא"א) ולות"ת אשר מטרתה לקדם את המחקר, הידע המדעי והכשרת כוח האדם המדעי בתחומים פיסיקה, כימיה, חומרים, הנדסה, מתמטיקה ובנושאים בעלי עניין לקרן.

 הקרן תאפשר סיוע במימון קליטה של חוקר חדש (עד שנה שנייה מקליטתו) מצטיין באחד מתחומי העניין, בגובה 2.5 מיליון ₪ בפריסה של עד 5 שנים.

נא ליצור קשר עם רשות המחקר במקרה של הגשה, יש צורך במימון משלים לציוד.

www.ra.trdf.co.il/files/ypazy2018.pdf

 

1.10 | Israel Plant Gene Bank: Call for Projects

קרן בנק הגנים: קול קורא לביצוע פרויקטים

(יש להודיע לרשות המחקר בהקדם האפשרי ולא יאוחר מ-1.10 אם מתכוונים להגיש, הגשה לקרן עד 15.10)

מטרה: אפיון הקווים הגנטיים השונים באוספי בנק הגנים (אפיון גנוטיפי ו/או פנוטיפי ו/או פיזיולוגי ו/או תפקודי ו/או אחר) וחידוש אוספי הזרעים שבבנק תוך ריבוי מבוקר. מימון: עד 40 אלף ₪ לפרויקט, עד ארבעה פרויקטים, למשך שנה אחת.

http://igb.agri.gov.il/web/attach/147264041955518200.pdf?lang=he

 

16.10 | MOST: Israeli-French High Council for Scientific & Technological Research

- Research Program "Maïmonide-Israel"

(RA deadline: 16.10, Most deadline: 19.10)

Research projects in the fields of:

- Digital Humanities

- Computational Modelling with Functional Genomics of Clonal Evolution of Infectious Diseases

Funding: 80,000 Euro for the French side and up to 336,000 NIS for the Israeli side for 2 year projects.

Support will be given to up to 6 joint projects.

https://www.gov.il/he/Departments/publications/Call_for_bids/most_rfp20170801_1

 

20.10 | NSF-BSF Joint Program in Physics (Basic Plasma- Sciences and Engineering) (BSF deadline 26.10)

Joint U.S.-Israel projects, specific areas described in links below. Funding: up to $70,000 / yr for 3 years to Israeli partner. U.S. partner should contact appropriate NSF program manager to discuss the research. Israeli scientist with pending or active BSF-NSF grants are not allowed to submit (regular BSF grant is OK).

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

https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5602

 

20.10 | NSF-BSF Joint Program in Chemical Engineering and Energy (BSF deadline 26.10)

Joint U.S.-Israel projects, specific areas described in links below. Funding: up to $70,000 / yr for 3 years to Israeli partner. U.S. partner should contact appropriate NSF program manager to discuss the research. Israeli scientist with pending or active BSF-NSF grants are not allowed to submit (regular BSF grant is OK).

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

Specific areas:

-Catalysis - https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505323&org=CBET&from=home

-Process Separations - https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505458 (submission anytime)

-Energy for Sustainability: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505339&org=C BET&from=home

-Process Systems, Reaction Engineering and Molecular Thermodynamics: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505324&org=C

-Cellular and Biochemical Engineering (CBE): https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505334&org=C

 

22.10 | ISF: Individual Research Grants

Pre-registration to ISF online is required for each program separately. Registration should be completed by 23.10, 12:00 Noon. Deadline for submission: 1.11

*Individual Research Grants

ISF accepts applications for basic science projects in all fields. The grants are given to 1-4 investigators for up to 4 years (5 years as pilot in social, life sciences and medicine). Proposals are evaluated for scientific excellence: [1] Originality & innovation, [2] Significance & implications, [3] Adequacy of methods, and [4] Suitability of investigators’ scientific background (see review instructions: https://www.isf.org.il/#/judging-process ). Funding: No formal limit. Average annual budgets, in exact sciences and technology are NIS 256,000, in life sciences and medicine NIS 282,000, in humanities NIS 140,000, and in social sciences NIS 170,000.

https://www.isf.org.il/#/support-channels/1/10

 

22.10 | ISF: BIKURA Individual track for "High Risk" Projects

Pre-registration to ISF online is required for each program separately. Registration should be completed by 23.10, 12:00 Noon. Deadline for submission: 1.11

תכנית ביכורה לקידום מחקרים חדשניים פורצי דרך

תכנית ביכורה מקדמת מחקרים חדשניים ויוצאי דופן בעלי פוטנציאל לפריצת דרך, בשני שלבים. בשלב ראשון ימומנו הצעות מתאימות למשך שנתיים שבמהלכן תתבצע הוכחת היתכנות. על ההצעות בשלב זה להציג את המטרות ארוכות הטווח של הפרויקט, חשיבותו, חדשנותו והאסטרטגיה המחקרית המוצעת, אך יושם בהן דגש על בחינת ההיתכנות. בשלב זה, ימומנו עד כ-10 בקשות. מימון: עד 278,000 ₪ לשנה. ל

אחר 18 חודשים, חוקרים אשר יתרשמו כי המחקר המקדים תומך במידה משמעותית בחזון המקורי יגישו בקשה חדשה להמשך מימון, ואלה מתוכן שיאושרו ימומנו לתקופה של עד 4 שנים נוספות, בתקציב עד 370,000 ש"ח לשנה.

http://isf.org.il/#/support-channels/7/10

 

23.10 | MOST-JST: Japan-Israel - ICT for a Resilient Society

Research projects focused on technologies, computer or mathematical solution, based on ICT that will help society become more resilient to social or natural changes or disasters.

Challenges include:

* Economic/social fluctuations, mobility including traffic flows, ICT networks and grids, population behaviors, urban infrastructure, and mass disasters involving a large number of people.

* Relations between ICT and aging society, health care, mobility assessment, energy management, response and recovery during and after mass disasters

* Resilient technologies for social ICT architecture and infrastructures, social services, understanding and management of human behavior

* Mathematical or economical models of impact analysis. 

* Integrating into ICT various disciplines such urban engineering, sociology and economics, disaster prevention science

* Ethical, Legal and Social Issues of innovations in ICT.

Funding: NIS 800,000 over 3 years for the Israeli side. (3 projects are expected to be supported).

https://www.gov.il/he/Departments/publications/Call_for_bids/most_rfp20170801

 

24.10. | GIF

GIF Regular Program will be open for proposals in Life Sciences (not including Medicine) and Humanities, and the GIF Young Scientists’ Program will be open for proposals in the Life Sciences, Medicine, and Humanities. Average budget: Regular program- EUR 40,000 - EUR 80,000 per year (total for all PIs) for 3 years; Young program: EUR 20,000 for 1 year.

Next year, in Fall 2018, the regular program will be open for proposals in Exact Sciences and Engineering; the young scientist` program- Exact Sciences, Engineering and Social Sciences

http://www.gif.org.il/Pages/default.aspx

http://www.gif.org.il/pages/gif-programs/call-for-proposal.aspx

 

25.10 | NSF-BSF Joint Program in Physics (BSF deadline 31.10)

Joint U.S.-Israel projects, specific areas described in links below. Funding: up to $70,000 / yr for 3 years to Israeli partner. U.S. partner should contact appropriate NSF program manager to discuss the research. Israeli scientist with pending or active BSF-NSF grants are not allowed to submit (regular BSF grant is OK).

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

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

* Physics of Living Systems;

https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=6673

* Atomic Molecular and Optical Physics – Experiment and Theory;

https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13622

* Elementary Particle Physics – Experiment;

https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5624

* Gravitational Physics – Experiment and Theory;

https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503539

https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5628

* Integrative Activities in Physics;

https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5610

* Particle Astrophysics – Experiment.

https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5633

 

26.10 | MOST: Italy-Israel joint research in Marine Biology and Physics of Complex Systems

(RA deadline: 26.10, MOST deadline: 2.11)

Research proposals in the following areas:

- Applied Aspects of Marine Biology and Mariculture

- Applications of physics of complex systems.

Funding: € 100,000 for the Italian side and 420,000 NIS for the Israeli side, over 2 years.
Support will be given to up to 8 joint projects.

https://www.gov.il/he/Departments/publications/Call_for_bids/most_rfp20170801_2

 

31.10 | NSF-BSF Joint Program in Materials (BSF deadline 6.11)

Joint U.S.-Israel projects in the areas below. Funding: up to $70,000 / yr for 3 years to Israeli partner. U.S. partner should contact appropriate NSF program manager to discuss the research. Israeli scientist with pending or active BSF-NSF grants are not allowed to submit (regular BSF grant is OK).

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

http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2015/nsf15097/nsf15097.jsp?org=DMR

a) Biomaterials: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13699

b) (open all year) Ceramics: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5352 

c) (open all year) Condensed Matter and Materials Theory: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13623

d) Condensed Matter Physics: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505464

e) Electronic and Photonic Materials: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505469

f) Metals and Metallic Nanostructures: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5351

g) Polymers: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5357

h) Solid State and Materials Chemistry: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5356

 

1.11 | NSF-BSF Joint Program in Electrical, Communications and Cyber Systems Division (ECCS) (BSF deadline 7.11)

Aim: research issues underlying device and component technologies, power, controls, computation, networking, communications and cyber technologies. Funding: up to $70,000 / yr for 3 years Israeli partner. The U.S. partner should contact the appropriate NSF program manager to discuss the research focus of the international project. Israeli scientist with pending or active BSF-NSF grants are not allowed to submit (regular BSF grant is OK).

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

http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2015/nsf15098/nsf15098.jsp

Electronics, Photonics and Magnetic Devices

https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505250

Energy, Power, Control, and Networks

https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505249

Communications, Circuits, and Sensing-Systems

https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505248

 

10.11 | NSF-BSF Joint Program in Physics (Nuclear Physics – Experiment and Theory) (BSF deadline 16.11)

Joint U.S.-Israel projects, specific areas described in links below. Funding: up to $70,000 / yr for 3 years to Israeli partner. U.S. partner should contact appropriate NSF program manager to discuss the research. Israeli scientist with pending or active BSF-NSF grants are not allowed to submit (regular BSF grant is OK).

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

http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503534

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

 

15.11 | NSF-BSF Joint Program in Ecology and the Evolution of infectious diseases (EEID) (BSF deadline 21.11)

Joint U.S.-Israel projects 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 dynamic. Funding: up to $70,000 / yr for 3 years to Israeli partner. U.S. partner should contact appropriate NSF program manager to discuss the research. Israeli scientist with pending or active BSF-NSF grants are not allowed to submit (regular BSF grant is OK).

http://www.bsf.org.il/data/FormsToDownload/BSF-NSF_in_infectious%20diseases(EEID)_Program_Call_for_Proposal.pdf

https://nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5269

 

15.11 | NSF-BSF Joint Program in Molecular and Cellular Biosciences (BSF deadline 21.11)

Research and related activities in four core clusters:

- Molecular Biophysics

-Cellular Dynamics and Function

- Genetic Mechanisms

- Systems and Synthetic Biology

Funding: up to $70,000 / yr to Israeli partner. The U.S. partner should contact the appropriate NSF program manager to discuss the research focus of the international project. Israeli scientist with pending or active BSF-NSF grants are not allowed to submit (regular BSF grant is OK).

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

http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503626

 

15.11 | Niedersachsen-Israel Research Cooperation - Social Sciences and Humanities

Collaborative research projects with Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony, Germany) region (including Hannover, Göttingen, Braunschweig, Clausthal, Osnabrück, Oldenburg). Funding: €100,000/yr for up to 3 years. This year in Social Sciences and Humanities only.

www.volkswagenstiftung.de/en/funding/niedersaechsisches-vorab.html

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

List of Niedersachsen institutions: http://goo.gl/TXDkgy

 

16.11 | NSF-BSF Joint Program in Cyber Security (BSF deadline 22.11)

Aim: Research, development, and education that leverages the disciplines of mathematics and statistics, the social sciences, and engineering together with the computing, communications and information sciences. Funding: up to $70,000 / yr to Israeli partner. The U.S. partner should contact the appropriate NSF program manager to discuss the research focus of the international project. Israeli scientist with pending or active BSF-NSF grants are not allowed to submit (regular BSF grant is OK).

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

https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504709

 

16.11 | NSF-BSF Joint Program Computer Science (BSF deadline 22.11)

Aim: Research in computing and communication theory, algorithm design and analysis, and the architecture and design of computers and software.

Funding: up to $70,000 / yr to Israeli partner. The U.S. partner should contact the appropriate NSF program manager to discuss the research focus of the international project. Israeli scientist with pending or active BSF-NSF grants are not allowed to submit (regular BSF grant is OK).

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

http://nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503220

 

16.11 | NSF-BSF Joint Program in Computer Networks and Systems (BSF deadline 22.11)

Joint U.S.-Israel projects in Computer Systems Research and in Networking Technology and Systems. Funding: up to $80,000 / yr for 3 years to Israeli partner. U.S. partner should contact appropriate NSF program manager to discuss the research. Israeli scientist with pending or active BSF-NSF grants are not allowed to submit (regular BSF grant is OK).

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

http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2016/nsf16579/nsf16579.htm

https://nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=12765

 

16.11 | NSF-BSF Joint Program in Information and Intelligent Systems (IIS) (BSF deadline 22.11)

IIS supports research and education activities that 1) develop new knowledge about the role of people in the design and use of information technology; 2) increase our capability to create, manage, and understand data and information in circumstances ranging from personal computers to globally-distributed systems; and 3) advance our understanding of how computational systems can exhibit the hallmarks of intelligence.

Supports three core programs: · Cyber-Human Systems (CHS); · Information Integration and Informatics (III); and · Robust Intelligence (RI).

Funding: up to $70,000 / yr to Israeli partner. The U.S. partner should contact the appropriate NSF program manager to discuss the research focus of the international project. Israeli scientist with pending or active BSF-NSF grants are not allowed to submit (regular BSF grant is OK).

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

https://www.nsf.gov/cise/iis/about.jsp

 

21.11 | BSF – Regular Program (this year in life sciences- in detail below :)

Israel-U.S. joint research projects. This year's topics: Biomedical Engineering, Health Sciences, Life Sciences (Starting in 2017, including Ecology & Aquatic Biology & Microbiology), Psychobiology. Funding: up to $230,000 over 4 years.

http://www.bsf.org.il/

http://www.bsf.org.il/data/FormsToDownload/BSF-Instructions%202017.pdf

 

22.11 | ISF: Centers of Excellence / Workshop Grants

Pre-registration to ISF online is required for each program separately. Registration should be completed by 23.11, 12:00 Noon. Deadline for submission: 30.11

**Centers of Excellence (MOKDEY MEHKAR) - New and Extensions

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. 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/#/support-channels/5/10

**Workshops

The program is designated for researchers holding Individual or Centers of Excellence grants (from the 2nd year of the grant, until one year after its termination) and sponsors research workshops in topics related to the grants. Funding: up to 70,000 NIS.

http://isf.org.il/#/support-channels/6/12

 

26.11 | NSF-BSF Joint Program in Computational Neuroscience

Expected – not yet determined – approximate date.

 

3.12 | MOST: Infrastructures Program (Life Sciences) Human microbiome; Orphan disease (Amyloidosis)- Pre- proposal

משרד המדע- פיתוח תשתיות (מדעי החיים): מיקרוביום אנושי; מחלות יתומות (עמילואידוזיס)- קדם הצעות

(הגשה לרשות המחקר עד 3.12, למשרד המדע עד 6.12)

הנושאים במסגרתם ניתן להגיש קדם-הצעות מחקר לשנה זו:

- מיקרוביום אנושי: הבנת תפקיד המיקרוביום האנושי בשמירה על בריאות וסיבתיות של המחלה. בנוסף, שימוש בידע זה על מנת לשפר את היכולת למנוע ולטפל במחלות.

- עמילואידוזיס: קידום הידע ופיתוח תרופות וטיפולים לטובת החולים במחלות היתומות, על ידי מחקר מדעי בינתחומי ויישומי ברמה גבוהה המשלב את כל התחומים הנוגעים בדבר.

חשוב להדגיש כי על המחקרים להיות בעלי היתכנות יישומית ופוטנציאל כלכלי.

התקציב: עבור קבוצת מחקר אחת עד 0.5 מיליון ₪ לתקופה של שלוש שנים בחלקים שווים. שתי קבוצות מחקר או יותר (אשר כל אחת מהן עוסקת בתחום אחר) עד 1.2 מיליון ₪ לתקופה של שלוש שנים בחלקים שווים.

https://www.gov.il/he/Departments/publications/Call_for_bids/most_rfp20170919

 

5.12 | USAID: Middle East Regional Cooperation Program (MERC) –Natural, Physical, Social Sciences and Engineering – Pre-proposals

(RA deadline: 5.12, USAID deadline, hard copies: 15.12)

Joint Arab/Israeli applied research and technology projects (2 or more partners) aimed to contribute to the development and quality of life in the Middle East and to Arab-Israeli cooperation. Funding: up to $1-million over 2-5 years (recent grants averaged $500K)

https://www.usaid.gov/where-we-work/middle-east/merc-funding-process/merc-2017-pre-proposal-instructions

 

7.12 | NSF-BSF Joint Program in Physics (BSF deadline 13.12)

Joint U.S.-Israel projects, specific areas described in links below. Funding: up to $70,000 / yr for 3 years to Israeli partner. U.S. partner should contact appropriate NSF program manager to discuss the research. Israeli scientist with pending or active BSF-NSF grants are not allowed to submit (regular BSF grant is OK).

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

* Elementary Particle Physics – Theory

https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503535

* Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology – Theory

https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503538

* Computational Physics

https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505206

* Quantum Information Science

https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505207

 

31.12 | Adelis Foundation: Brain Research Award for Young Researchers

Research proposals by outstanding young (1-7 years in a tenure track position) Israeli investigators which will significantly advance our knowledge and understanding of the brain in health and pathologies. Funding: $100K.

http://www.ra.trdf.co.il/files/The Adelis Brain Research Award 2018.pdf

 

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

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

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

א.       בנושא האנרגיה בכלל ובתחום האנרגיות המתחדשות וטכנולוגיות לאנרגיה נקייה, בפרט.

ב.       בנושא התייעלות אנרגטית וחיסכון באנרגיה.

ג.        בנושא דלק וביניהם בין היתר, תחליפי דלק לתחבורה, לייצור חשמל, גפ"מ ועוד.

ד.       בנושא שימושים בגז הטבעי, ובניהם בין היתר, LNG,CNG , GTL, תעשיות מבוססות גז טבעי ועוד. 

ה.      בנושא משק החשמל הרלוונטיים לעבודת המשרד ובכלל זה רשת חכמה ומיקרו-גריד.

ו.         בנושא הגנה (פיזית וסייבר) על תשתיות אנרגיה ומים.

ז.        בנושא חיפושי נפט וגז טבעי בים וביבשה ובכלל זה טכנולוגיות חיפושים, פיתוח והפקה והיבטים סביבתיים של פעילות זו.

ח.      בנושא משק המים

ט.      בנושא מדעי הים והאדמה.

י.         כל נושא, 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. סכום ההשתתפות המקסימלי של המשרד לא יעלה על 50% מעלויות הכנס, לאחר ניכוי הוצאות אשר לדעת המשרד אינן קשורות ישירות לנושא הכנס ו/או אינן חיוניות לו.

http://energy.gov.il/InformationForPublic/tenders/Pages/GxmsMniTender21_16.aspx

 

23.1.18 | NSF-BSF Joint NSF-BSF Program Environmental Biology (DEB)- (Pre-proposal) (BSF deadline 29.1.18)

Joint U.S.-Israel projects in the following Program Areas:

Ecosystem Science: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503663&org=DEB&from=home

Evolutionary Processes

https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503664&org=DEB&from=home

Population and Community Ecology

https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503665&org=DEB&from=home

Systematics and Biodiversity Science

https://nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503666&org=DEB&from=home

Funding: up to $70,000 / yr for 3 years to Israeli partner. U.S. partner should contact appropriate NSF program manager to discuss the research. Israeli scientist with pending or active BSF-NSF grants are not allowed to submit (regular BSF grant is OK).

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

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2017/nsf17512/nsf17512.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click

 

7.2.18 | NSF-BSF Program in PhysicsAccelerator Science (BSF deadline 13.2)

Funds up to $70,000/year. The U.S. partner should contact the appropriate NSF program manager to discuss the research focus of the international project.

https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504937

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

http://www.technion.ac.il/~research/Various_NSF-BSF_Information.htm

 

Israeli- Funding for Seminar and Workshops

 

1.11.17 & 1.4.18| Israel Academy of Science and Humanities: The Batsheva de Rothschild Fund

- Seminars – Basic Research in Natural Sciences: Seminars should create an appropriate ambience for study of a subject in a manner that allows ongoing interaction among students, Israeli scientists, together with scientists invited from abroad. Funding up to $40,000.

-Aharon and Ephraim Katzir Study Grant: 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. Awards for doctoral students and researchers (PhD/MD within past 10 years). Funding up to $5,000/1-2 months.

- Interdisciplinary Research Workshop: for the promotion of interdisciplinary research. Two-day workshops in the fields of natural sciences, humanities, and/or social sciences, meaningfully affiliated with the Natural Sciences. Funding: up to $10,000.

- Batsheva de Rothschild Fellowship: the aim is 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/RichText/GeneralPage.aspx?nodeId=849

 

 

Israeli - All Year Round:

 

DFG – German Science Foundation: Research Grant for Middle East Collaboration

The DFG supports research projects carried out by researchers in Germany in partnership with researchers in Israel. In addition, it is possible to include Palestinian researchers or researchers from one of Israel’s neighbours (Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria). Funding levels are usually €200,000 - €300,000 over 3 years.

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

 

NSF-BSF Materials – Ceramics and Condensed Matter and Materials Theory

Joint U.S.-Israel projects in the areas above. Funding: up to $70,000 / yr for 3 years to Israeli partner. U.S. partner should contact appropriate NSF program manager to discuss the research. Israeli scientist with pending or active BSF-NSF grants are not allowed to submit (regular BSF grant is OK). These programs are open to receive applications anytime.

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

http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2015/nsf15097/nsf15097.jsp?org=DMR

- Ceramics: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5352 

- Condensed Matter and Materials Theory: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13623

 

NSF-BSF Joint Program in Earth Sciences (GEO)

Joint U.S.-Israel projects in the following Program Areas:

Geophysics – Applications are welcome any time after July 24, 2017.

Petrology and Geochemistry – Applications are welcome any time after July 24, 2017.

Tectonics – Applications are welcome any time after July 24, 2017.

Geobiology and Low-Temperature Geochemistry.

Geomorphology and Land Use Dynamics.

Hydrologic Sciences

Sedimentary Geology.

These programs are open to receive applications anytime.

Funding: up to $70,000 / yr for 3 years to Israeli partner. U.S. partner should contact appropriate NSF program manager to discuss the research. Israeli scientist with pending or active BSF-NSF grants are not allowed to submit (regular BSF grant is OK).

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

 

NSF-BSF Joint Program in Marine Geology and Geophysics

Joint U.S.-Israel projects. Funding: up to $70,000 / yr for 3 years to Israeli partner. U.S. partner should contact appropriate NSF program manager to discuss the research. Israeli scientist with pending or active BSF-NSF grants are not allowed to submit (regular BSF grant is OK).

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

https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=11726

 

D-Cure: Bridging Grants for Diabetes Research

די-קיור: מענקי גישור למחקרי סכרת

מענקי גישור מיועדים להשלים מחקר המתוקצב ממקור אחר, בין אם המחקר החל או טרם החל. מימון: עד 20,000 ש"ח למענק )עם אפשרות במקרים מיוחדים להכפלה(. ניתן להגיש לאורך כל השנה. וועדה מדעית דנה בבקשות באופן שוטף, לפחות אחת לחודשיים .יש לפנות לרשות במחקר אם מתכוונים להגיש (אין כיסוי לתקורה).

http://www.d-cure.org.il/?categoryId=64114&itemId=127459

 

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/GeneralResearch/179/Pages/default.aspx

 

National Insurance Institute of Israel: The Research Fund

המוסד לביטוח לאומי: קרן המחקרים

מימון מחקרים 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:

- תוכניות הביטחון הסוציאלי שעליהן מופקד המוסד לביטוח לאומי (מטרות התוכניות, מבנה ומאפיינים, כללי זכאות, רמת הכיסוי והאוכלוסייה הזכאית והלימות הגמלאות).

- מימון הביטחון הסוציאלי בטווח הקצר, הבינוני והארוך והתפתחותו לאורך זמן.

- דמוגרפיה והתפתחותה בהקשר של הביטחון סוציאלי.

- רמת החיים, עוני, אי-שוויון ופערים לרבות פערים בהזדמנויות, בהקשרם לתחומים הרלוונטיים לביטחון הסוציאלי במובנו רחב.

- שוק העבודה לרבות עובדים זרים, פנסיה ומערכות רווחה אחרות הנלוות לעבודה.

- מערכות המיסוי והשלכותיהן על הביטחון הסוציאלי במובן הרחב.

- תקציב המדינה, המדיניות הכלכלית-חברתית והשפעתם על החברה בישראל.

- מגמות עולמיות והשפעתן, הישירה והעקיפה על מערכות הביטחון הסוציאלי.

- שירותים חברתיים ושירותי רווחה בכסף ובעין.

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: 

 

 

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

Target Advancement: seeks to build robust evidence to rationalize biological pathways and targets for further translation into new Parkinson's treatments.

Funding:  $100,000 for 1 year.

Therapeutic Pipeline Program: supports therapeutic development along the pre-clinical and clinical path (both drug and non-pharmacological therapeutics).

Funding: Pre-Clinical: $100,000-$500,000, appropriate to the stage of research

Clinical: Commensurable with the stage and goals

Outcome Measures: develop or optimize imaging, clinical/non-invasive, or biochemical biomarkers are appropriate for this RFA. Particular emphasis will be on projects that explore relationships between physiologic and biochemical biomarkers.

Funding: There is no set budget limit for proposals.

Mitochondrial Biomarkers: Aim: develop new or improved tools to identify mitochondrial biomarkers for Parkinson's disease (non-iPSC, human biospecimen studies only). Funding: up to $200K for 1-2 years (overhead 10%).

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

 

27.9 | The French Muscular Dystrophy Association (AFM-Téléthon): Myelin: from lesion to reparation

Research projects from basic science to clinical research will be considered provided they have primarily focused on the understanding and treatment of demyelinating diseases using remyelination approaches. The projects will be based on the participation of several groups including at least one French group with a major role in the project.

Funding: 300 000 € for 1 year.

https://www.arsep.org/fr/220-calls-for-proposals.html

 

27.9 | American Association for Cancer Research (AACR): Basic Cancer Research Fellowship (LOI)

Open to postdoctoral and clinical research fellows who have completed their most recent doctoral degree or medical residency within the past three years at the start of the grant term. The research proposed for funding may be in any area of basic cancer research.

Funding: $50,000 for 1 year.

http://www.aacr.org/Funding/Pages/Funding-Detail.aspx?ItemID=8#.V-eO703_qUm

 

27.9 | American Council Learned Society (ACLS): Collaborative Research Fellowship – humanities and related social sciences

A collaborative project where the Project Coordinator has a U.S.-based institutional appointment with one or more scholars (rank of assistant or associate professor) outside/inside the U.S. participate on a single, substantive project, such as joint print or web publication, where two or more collaborators will take credit. Provides up to $60,000 in salary replacement per year for two years.

https://www.acls.org/programs/collaborative/

 

29.9 | U.S. DOD/CDMRP: Breast Cancer Research Program– Pre-application

*Innovator Award - Novel, high-risk ideas that will accelerate progress toward ending breast cancer. Experience in breast cancer not required. Funding: $5M for 4 years.

*Breakthrough Award (Levels 3, 4) - Supports research with potential for breakthroughs in breast cancer. Clinical trials are allowed. Funding: $2.5 to $10M over 4 years.

*Distinguished Investigator Award - Supports established visionary leaders with innovative ideas towards ending breast cancer, representing shift from PI track record of research. Funding: up to $3M for 4 years.

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

 

29.9 | Gates Foundation: Novel Artemisinin Manufacturing Technologies – Concept Memo

The goal of this project is to develop novel approaches through the proof of concept stage for the manufacturing of artemisinin and/or its analogs as a starting material or intermediate to prepare artemisinin-based active pharmaceutical ingredients. These approaches should demonstrate the potential (with a high probability of success) to meet aggressive cost targets when being practiced at a pharmaceutical manufacturing facility at commercial scale.

Funding: up to $1M for up to 1 year.

https://www.gatesfoundation.org/How-We-Work/General-Information/Grant-Opportunities/Novel-Artemisinin-Manufacturing-Technologies-Request-for-Proposal

 

29.9 | Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation: The Nuclear Medicine Pilot designed to help a basic or clinical scientist in the early stages of his/her career conduct novel and innovative research that may be leveraged to lead to further funding from other foundations, corporations or government agencies.

Funding: $50,000 for a 1 year (overhead 5%).

https://netrf.org/research/grant-opportunities/

 

29.9 | Foundation Fighting Blindness: Individual Investigator Research Grant Awards - LOI

Aim: Research towards treatments and cures for inherited orphan retinal degenerative diseases and dry age-related macular degeneration (dAMD). Funding: $100,000/year for up to 3 years. Please contact Research Authority – Overhead not covered.

http://www.blindness.org/apply-for-funding

 

29.9 | Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: Translational Research Program (LOI)

Aim: innovative research for translating basic biomedical knowledge to clinical application for better treatments and cures for leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma. Funding: $200K. (Please contact research authority if planning to submit- overhead 11%)

http://www.lls.org/research/translational-research-program

 

29.9 | Gilbert Family Foundation: Genetargeting Strategies for Neurofibromatosis Type1 - LOI

Aim: Collaborative (at least 2 PIs), multi-disciplinary translational research in genetargeting strategies that address the underlying genetic abnormalities in neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) and have the potential to eradicate the disease. Funding: up to $1.2 million per team. (Please contact research authority if planning to submit- overhead 5%)

https://app.box.com/s/gkptuzzhhn3ygxwz7lw8qxzzc4xzw37t

 

30.9 | U.S. DOD Office of Naval Research: Navy and Marine Corps Science and Technology Long Range BAA – White papers / Full proposals

(Submission anytime up to deadline)

Basic research, applied research, or advanced technology development, broad areas including: Computers and Communication, Cyberspace security, Electronics, Sensors and Network Research, Advanced weapons, Force protection technologies, Human, social, culture and behavior modeling, improving human performance, Intelligence and surveillance, Logistic support from sea-based platforms, Maritime sensing, Ocean engineering and marine systems, and undersea signal processing; Ocean, atmosphere and space research, Ship systems and engineering; Materials science and technology, Biomedicine, Sea based aviation; Autonomous systems

Prior to preparing proposals, potential offerors are strongly encouraged to contact the POC. Funding and duration unspecified

https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=90439e3d00cca4b3e8a51e6a1bcbea07&tab=core&_cview=1

 

30.9 | U.S. DOD Army - Medical Research and Materiel Command – BAA for Extramural Medical Research – Pre-application

(Pre-proposals accepted on a rolling basis until deadline)

Research Areas of Interest: Military Infectious Diseases, Combat Casualty Care, Military Operational Medicine, Clinical and Rehabilitative Medicine, Medical Biological/Chemical Defense, Medical Simulation and Information Sciences, Radiation Health Effects. Funding not specified, period may be up to 5 years.

http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=289274

 

30.9 | U.S. Department of Energy (DOE): Office of Science Financial Assistance Program

(Pre-application recommended, applications accepted on a rolling basis until deadline)

Aim: grant applications for support in the following program areas: Advanced Scientific Computing (Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, Computational Partnerships, Network Environment Research), Basic Energy Sciences (Materials Chemistry, Biomolecular Materials, Synthesis and Processing Science, Condensed Matter Physics-Experimental+Theoretical, Physical Behavior of Materials, Mechanical Behavior and Radiation Effects, X-ray Scattering, Neutron Scattering, Electron and Scanning Probe Microscopies, Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Sciences, Gas Phase Chemical Physics, Computation and Theoretical Chemistry, Condensed Phase and Interfacial Molecular Science, Catalysis Science, Separations and Analysis, Heavy Element Chemistry, Geosciences, Solar Photochemistry, Photosynthetic Systems, Physical Biosciences, BES Accelerator and Detector Research) Biological and Environmental Research, Fusion Energy Sciences, High Energy Physics, and Nuclear Physics. Funding: typically for 3 years, in 2015 between $2k-$4m/yr.

https://pamspublic.science.energy.gov/WebPAMSExternal/Interface/Proposal/Solicitation/FOAList.aspx

 

30.9 | U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA): Broad Agency Announcement

(Submission anytime up to deadline)

Aim: special projects and programs associated with NOAA's strategic plan and mission goals: (a) Understand and predict the impacts of a changing climate on weather patterns, water resources, and ocean and coastal ecosystems; (b) Assist society in preparing for and responding to weather-related events; (c) Maintain marine fisheries, habitats, and biodiversity sustained within healthy and productive ocean ecosystems. (d) Increase resiliency of coastal and great lakes communities and ensure they are environmentally and economically sustainable.

https://coast.noaa.gov/funding/_pdf/NOAA-BAA-NOAA-NFA-NFAPO-2016-2004791-posted-12.30.2015-closing-09.30.2017.pdf

 

30.9 | Foundation for Gender-Specific Medicine: Best Original Research Paper on Gender-Specific Medicine at Molecular/Cellular Level

Encourage submissions of original research or scholarly legal/ethical commentary of the highest quality concerning the relevance of biological sex/gender to cutting edge 21st-century science for publication in Gender and the Genome. A prize of $25,000

http://www.liebertpub.com/lpages/gg-birch-award/194?_ga=1.137108469.459723719.1433328493

 

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

Support of projects in areas including: History, Language & Culture,The interdisciplinary field "Image and Imagery", State, Economy and Society,The interdisciplinary field "International Relations",Medicine and the Natural Sciences Interdisciplinary projects are also welcome. German partner required. Funding: not specified, approx. €200K. Note: please contact Research Authority if planning to submit - overhead not covered

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

 

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

Aim: to focus attention on the essential role of basic research in understanding cancer and cancer causation, Honor discoveries that have resulted in notable advances in cancer prevention, diagnosis, or treatment. Funding: $25K

http://nfcr.org/szent-gyorgyi-prize/

 

30.9 | Frick Foundation for Research on ALS: Research Grants

Basic biomedical research for understanding the cause of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).  Funding: 100K CHF (~$105K) over 2 years.

http://frick-fondation.ch/

 

30.9 | Google: Faculty Research Awards –

Aim: to support world-class, permanent faculty pursuing cutting-edge research in areas of mutual interest. Awards through this program are typically for one year and up to $150K. Proposals must have a Google technical sponsor, who will act as a liaison. Topic areas: *Algorithms and optimization,  *Computational neuroscience,  *Cooling and power, *Digital Media Processing, *Geo/maps,   *Human-computer interaction, *Information retrieval and real time content, *Machine learning and data mining, *Machine perception, *Machine translation, *Mobile,   *Natural language processing,*Networking,   *Physical interfaces and immersive experiences,  *Privacy,   *Recommendation systems, *Security, *Social Signal Processing, *Software engineering and programming languages,*  Speech,  *Structured data, *extraction, *semantic graph, *and database management,   *Systems (hardware and software).

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

 

1.10 | NATO: Science for Peace and Security

Collaborative projects with NATO countries addressing the SPS key priorities include: * counter-terrorism * energy security * cyber defense * defense against chem/bio/radiological/nuclear agents * environmental security * border and port security * mine and UOD detection/clearance.

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

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

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

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

Please contact Research Authority if planning to submit (Overhead).

http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/topics_85373.htm

http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natolive/85291.htm

 

1.10 | Scoliosis Research Society (SRS): Funding opportunities

- Standard grant: grant applications may be in any area of spinal deformity research, although an additional funding source for grants focusing on the etiology of scoliosis is available in conjunction with the Cotrel Foundation. Funding: of $25,000 per year for two years

- New Investigator grant A new investigator is defined as someone who is either a fellow or within 10 years of completion of fellowship or equivalent specialist training in their country and has not previously been awarded funding from a major funding organization. The maximum award is $25,000 and the duration of research may extend up to two years.

- Small Exploratory grant This grant is designed specifically for new investigators who have a preliminary concept they would like to develop into a research project. The maximum grant award for this category is $10,000 for 1 year.

- Alf Nachemson Evidence Based Medicine award studies that aim to provide the best available evidence by which to improve our knowledge and practice in the care of patients with spinal deformities. Funding: of $25,000 per year for two years

http://www.srs.org/professionals/research-and-journal/research-grants

 

1.10 | EMBO: Women in (Life) Science Award

Nominees should be excellent female scientists who have made significant contributions to molecular life sciences in the last 5 years. Funding: €10K

http://www.febs.org/our-activities/awards/febs-embo-women-in-science-award/

 

1.10 | European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO): Keynote Lecture by EMBO Members

EMBO or Associate Members giving keynote lecture at their major international scientific meeting wherein the lecture has status of a keynote lecture (entitled “The EMBO Lecture.”) held in an EMBC Member State. €1,000 (in Europe) or €2,000 (international).

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

 

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

to encourage the dialogue between science and technology on the one hand and humanities and the social sciences on the other; Research that addresses the questions of how the gap between the cultures came to be about, what caused it and how it developed, what has been done so far to bridge it and how successfully. Projects require real interdisciplinary research cooperation among humanists and scientists. Funding: up to 3 yrs. Funding amounts in 2013 were in the range of 15,500 to 189,000 CHF. UK and US. Please contact Research Authority if planning to submit (overhead).

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

 

1.10 | The Sartorius & Science Prize: Regenerative Medicine & Cell Therapy

Annual prize geared towards researchers focused on basic or translational research that advances regenerative medicine and cell therapy.  Entries can be made in the fields of regenerative medicine, cell therapy, gene therapy, immunotherapy as well as materials and tissue engineering. Award of $25K.

https://goo.gl/PGrFyI

 

1.10 | Rising Tide Foundation for Clinical Cancer Research and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: International Grand Challenge Awards

for Prevention of Blood Cancers

Aim: to stimulate innovative and clinically relevant cancer research that has the highest potential for near-term patient impact in terms of clinical application, therapeutic outcomes and quality of life. These grants aspire to advance clinical cancer research worldwide that aims to prevent blood cancers from either occurring initially in healthy individuals (no neoplasm detected), advancing to full-blown blood cancers in patients with benign conditions, or blocking reoccurrence of blood cancer after therapy. Funding: 1.2 M for 3 to 5 years.

Please contact the research authority if planning to submit- overhead 10% and nonprofit.

http://www.risingtide-foundation.org/blood-cancers-prevention

 

1.10 | TREE Fund:

Jack Kimmel International Grant Program for Arboriculture and Urban Forestry:

The program is funding arboriculture and urban forestry research. Proposals in the following priority areas are more likely to be funded, but all proposals will be considered:
Root and soil management, Tree planting and establishment, Plant health care, Risk assessment and worker safety, Urban and community forest management.

Funding: max $10,000 over 1-2 years.

John Z. Duling Grant Program

The goal of this program is to provide start-up or seed funding to support innovative research and technology transfer projects that have the potential of benefiting the everyday work of arborists.

Proposals in the following priority areas are more likely to be funded, but all proposals will be considered: Root and soil management, Tree planting and establishment, Plant health care, Risk assessment and worker safety, Urban and community forest management.

Funding: max $25,000 over 3 years.

Please note:

The Fund requires a match of least 10% cash or in-kind support from other sources.

Overhead costs 10%

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

 

1.10 | Life Sciences Research Foundation (LSRF): postdoctoral fellowship

Funding outstanding postdoctoral fellows in all areas of the life sciences. Individuals who have held a PhD or MD degree for more than 5 years at the time of application are not eligible for an LSRF fellowship. Funding:  $60,000/year for three years ($180,000 total).

http://www.lsrf.org/apply

 

1.10 | Gairdner Foundation:

Canada Gairdner International Award in Biomedicine

These awards are given to biomedical scientists who have made original contributions to medicine resulting in increased understanding of human biology and disease. $100,000 CDN.

http://gairdner.org/awards/international-awards/

The Canada Gairdner Global Health Award: recognizes the world’s top scientists who have made outstanding achievements in Global Health Research. $100,000 CDN.

http://gairdner.org/awards/global-health-award/

 

1.10 | ZiF - Center for Interdisciplinary Research: Research Group 2019/20 - Draft proposals

The ZiF is an internationally operating Institute for Advanced Study. For several months up to one year fellows reside at the ZiF center of Bielefeld University and work together on a broader research theme. Funding: (1) Research group with a duration of 10 months - €500,000; (2) Research group with a duration of 5 months - €250,000, support by a research assistance, and a professional infrastructure (i.e. accommodation, conference facilities).

http://www.uni-bielefeld.de/(en)/ZIF/Foerderung/fg.html

 

1.10 | U.S. DOD/DARPA: Harnessing Autonomy for Countering Cyber-adversary Systems (HACCS, HR001117S0051) BAA

DARPA is soliciting innovative research proposals in the area of automated techniques and software tools for neutralizing cyber-adversary infrastructure, in four technical areas: · Find and Fingerprint Botnet Infrastructure · Insert Autonomous Agents into Gray Networks · Identify and Neutralize Botnet Implants · Integration

https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=e37dc8983aa4347361744a3cfbb43ec5&tab=core&_cview=0

 

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

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

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

 

2.10 | IBM Center for the Business of Government: Research Report Stipends

Funds practical findings and actionable recommendations (as opposed to pure theory or concepts) involving public management research and analytic techniques so to aid public sector executives and managers in the improvement of the effectiveness of government. $20,000 for each report.

http://www.businessofgovernment.org/content/research-stipends

 

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

Aim: to advance the study of IBD and fund ground breaking or unconventional methodologies.

Collaboration is a key requirement of our Synergy Award. Funding: $100,000 for one year to each investigator, up to a total of $300,000 per project. (Please contact the research authority if planning to submit- overhead 10%)

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

 

2.10 | Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America: Environmental Triggers Initiative

Recognizing the importance of environmental factors in IBD, the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation launched the Environmental Triggers Initiative and identified two initial focus areas: 1) viruses, and 2) psychological stress. The Foundation is announcing two Requests for Proposals (RFPs) to explore the possible role of these environmental factors in IBD susceptibility, exacerbation, progression and relapse. Funding: $900,000 per project, over a 3 year period 

This award is inclusive of all overhead costs (up to 10%).

http://www.crohnscolitisfoundation.org/science-and-professionals/research/environmentaltriggers.html

 

4.10 | National MS Society (NMSS): Pilot research grants

Funds High-risk pilot grants to quickly test innovative, cutting-edge ideas or untested methods, and to gather sufficient preliminary data to apply for longer-term funding. Welcomes applications for studies related to multiple sclerosis that may serve to advance our mission of stopping MS progression, restoring function and improving quality of life, and preventing MS. The Society supports fundamental as well as applied studies, non-clinical or clinical in nature, including projects in patient management, care and rehabilitation. Please contact research authority if planning to submit (overhead and nonprofit). Funding: $40,000 for 1 year.

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

 

2.10 | National Academy of Sciences: various nominations in various fields

Daniel Giraud Elliot Medal (zoology or paleontology) $20,000 prize.

Gilbert Morgan Smith Medal (marine or freshwater algae) $50,000 prize

NAS Award for Scientific Reviewing (structural biology) $20,000 prize

Behavioral and Social Sciences

Atkinson Prize in Psychological and Cognitive Sciences $100,000 prize.

John J. Carty Award for the Advancement of Science (economics) $25,000 prize.

Troland Research Awards (psychology; young investigator) $75,000 prize.

William and Katherine Estes Award (behavioral research relevant to the prevention of nuclear war) $20,000 prize.

Cognitive Sciences, Neuroscience, and Psychology

Pradel Research Award (neuroscience) $50,000 prize.

Earth and Space Science

Alexander Agassiz Medal (oceanography) $15,000 prize.

J. Lawrence Smith Medal (meteoric bodies) $50,000 prize.

James Craig Watson Medal (astronomy) $25,000 prize, and $50,000 to support the recipient’s research

Human Health and Medicine

Jessie Stevenson Kovalenko Medal (medical sciences) $25,000 award, and an additional $50,000 for research

Raymond and Beverly Sackler Prize in Convergence Research (human health)

Physical and Applied Sciences

Michael and Sheila Held Prize (combinatorial and discrete optimization, or related parts of computer science) $100,000 prize. 

NAS Award in Chemical Sciences  $15,000 prize.

Public Welfare Medal

NAS Public Welfare Medal

 

2.10 | Getty Scholar Grants - Monumentality / The Classical World in Context: Persia

A residence period of 3-9 months to pursue projects free from academic obligations, make use of Getty collections, join colleagues in a weekly meeting devoted to an annual research theme, and participate in the intellectual life of the Getty. A stipend of up to $65K per year will be awarded based on length of stay.

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

 

3.10 | Simons Foundation: Collaborations in Mathematics and the Physical Sciences – LOI

Aim: to stimulate progress on fundamental scientific questions of major importance in mathematics, theoretical physics, and theoretical computer science, where a significant new development creates a novel area for exploration or provides a new direction for progress in an established field. The project should involve outstanding researchers with a range of career stages. Collaboration director must be from US or Canada, other participants may be from non-U.S. institutions. Funding: up to $2 million/year for 4 years.

https://www.simonsfoundation.org/funding/funding-opportunities/mathematics-physical-sciences/simons-collaborations-in-mathematics-and-the-physical-sciences/application-instructions/

 

4.10 | U.S. DOD/CDMRP: Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Research Program – Pre-proposals

*Career Development Award – Supports early-career investigators (minimum 2 years after completion of degree) to conduct impactful research under the mentorship of an experienced muscular dystrophy researcher. Preliminary data required. Funding: up to $275K for 2 years.

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

 

6.10 | Worldwide Cancer Research Foundation: Research Grants- outline application

Aim: research into the effects of diet, nutrition (including body composition) and physical activity on cancer prevention and survivors. Specifically, identifying the mechanisms that underpin the effects of diet, nutrition and physical activity on cancer and addressing the host factors that influence an individual’s susceptibility to cancer development or progression. Funding: up to £350K over 4 years. (Limited to 5 applications/institute). Please contact Research Authority if planning to submit (Overhead, IP issues).

http://www.wcrf.org/int/research-we-fund/grant-programmes/apply-research-grant

 

6.10 | Melanoma Research Alliance (MRA): Team Science Clinical Award - LOI

Aim: multidisciplinary, collaborative transformational early clinical research. Teams must consist of two or more established PIs and a Young Investigator with complementary expertise. Funding $900K over 3 years. Please contact Research Authority if planning to submit (Overhead, Non-profit).

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

 

9.10 | Alzheimer's Association: Various opportunities – LOI

Alzheimer’s Association Research Grant (AARG)

Aims to provide newly independent investigators with funding that will allow them to develop preliminary or pilot data, to test procedures and to develop hypotheses.

Alzheimer’s Association Research Grant to Promote Diversity (AARG-D)

Aims to provide new scientist from underrepresented groups with funding that will allow them to develop preliminary or pilot data, to test procedures, and to develop hypotheses.

Alzheimer’s Association Research Fellowship (AARF)

Supports exceptional researchers who are engaged in their post-graduate work and before they have their first independent faculty positions and working in diverse areas of research, including basic, translational, clinical, functional and social-behavioral research

Alzheimer’s Association Research Fellowship to Promote Diversity (AARF-D)

Investigators doing clinically-focused research without clinical practice are encouraged to apply to the AARF-D program. The objective is to increase the number of highly trained investigators from diverse backgrounds whose basic, clinical and social/behavioral research interests are grounded in the advanced methods and experimental approaches needed to solve problems related to Alzheimer‘s and related dementias in general and in health disparities populations.

Alzheimer’s Association Clinician Scientist Fellowship (AACSF)

Patient-oriented, human subject research, but may also include translational research specifically designed to develop treatments or enhance diagnosis of neurological disease. Alzheimer’s Association Clinician Scientist Fellowship to Promote Diversity

Supports exceptional clinician scientist who are currently underrepresented at academic institutions in clinical research training in Alzheimer's and related dementias.

Please note the different eligibility requirements for each program. 

Funding:  $150K- $155K for 2-3 years. (Direct and indirect costs- indirect costs 10%)

Please contact the research authority if planning to submit- nonprofit.

http://www.alz.org/research/alzheimers_grants/types_of_grants.asp

 

11.10 | European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious diseases (ESCMID): Research grants 2018

Aim: These grants help young outstanding investigators pursue ground-breaking research in the fields of clinical microbiology and infectious diseases. Research must be carried out in Europe. Funding: from EUR 20,000 to EUR 50,000 for 1-2 years.

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

 

11.10 | Cystinosis Research Foundation: Research Grants and Postdoc Fellowships

Aim: to support o improve the immediate care of children and adults with cystinosis and to develop a new understanding and treatment of cystinosis in an effort to help these patients in the future. Funding: Research grants - past awards were around $100k/year for 1-3 years. PD fellowships are limited to $75k/year for 1- 2 years. Please contact Research Authority if planning to submit (Overhead 10%)

http://www.cystinosisresearch.org/research/for-researchers/

 

12.10 | Spencer Foundation: Lyle Spencer Research Awards in Education - LOI

Aim: advancing understanding of education practice and its improvement through studies that focus on teaching and learning processes, on policy and institutional environments, or on developing research tools for these purposes. Funding up to $1,000,000 (including overhead). Contact Research Authority if planning to submit (non-profit).

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

 

12.10 | Promobilia Foundation: Development of technical assistance for motion restrained people and for dyslexics

Projects that develop technical aids (tools) for mobility of handicapped, and address the comprehension of reading and writing difficulties. Funding $10,000-$100,000 for around two-year projects.

http://www.promobilia.se/?lang=en

 

12.10 | Rally! Foundation: Childhood Cancer Research– letter of intent

Funds research in the following areas:

*Under-studied cancer types, *Innovative approaches to childhood cancer research which could lead to advanced studies or clinical trials, *Studies that are likely to lead to a clinical trial, personalized, alternative, or integrated research proposals,* Quality of life and survivorship research proposals

Funding:

- Fellowship Grants- up to $50,000 per year for one or two years.

- Young Investigator and Independent Investigator Research Grants – up to $50,000 per year for one or two years.

- Consortium Grants- up to $100,000 per year for one or two years.

https://rallyfoundation.org/research/become-a-rally-funded-researcher/

 

13.10 | Fanconi Anemia Research Fund: Research Grant

Seeks to improve the lives of individuals with Fanconi anemia through research that focuses on the rapid discovery and development of therapies or strategies that treat, control, or cure Fanconi anemia.

Funding: do not have a specific budget However, grants awarded average $150,000–$175,000 for two years. Note: please contact Research Authority if planning to submit - overhead not covered

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

 

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

Highest priority will be given to pilot projects to test new ideas about pathogenesis and therapeutics of Angelman syndrome, translational research and clinical research studies. Of particular interest are studies related to communication, behavioral issues and identification of issues and treatments. Funding: up to $100K / yr for 1-2 years.

https://www.angelman.org/research/call-for-proposals/

 

16.10 | Simons Foundation: Targeted Grants to Institutes

The program is intended to support established institutes or centers in the mathematics and physical sciences through funding to help strengthen contacts within the international scientific community. Funding:  $100,000 to $200,000 / year3-5 years.

(Includes 20 percent in indirect costs to the institution.)

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

 

17.10 | Volkswagen Foundation: Life? – A fresh scientific approach to the basic principles of life – Pre-proposal

Aim: projects that contribute to comprehending fundamental principles of life by working with systems resembling those of living ones or by exploring chemical and physical cellular processes. Up to 5 international collaborators, at least one in Germany. Funding: up to € 1.5 million for up to 5 years.

https://www.volkswagenstiftung.de/en/life.html

 

18.10 | BrightFocus Foundation (AHAF): Alzheimer’s disease Research Grants

- Standard Award: funding of $300,000 over 3 years for researchers who have already generated some amount of preliminary data.

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

Please contact the research authority if planning to submit- overhead and non- profit

http://www.brightfocus.org/grants/types-grants

 

19.10 | Pablove Foundation: Childhood Cancer Research Seed Grant - LOI

Aim: innovative, cutting edge investigations, preferences toward less common childhood cancers. In addition, projects that focus on Opsoclonus-Myoclonus Syndrome (OMS) will be considered. Funding: $50K for 1 year.

http://www.pablove.org/grants/

 

20.10 | American Chemical Society (ACS): 'New Directions' grants in the petroleum field

Supports new research directions in the petroleum field. Fundamental research is required as opposed to applied research or methods development. ND grants are to be used to illustrate proof of concept/feasibility. Funding: $110,000/ 2 yrs. (Please contact research authority If planning to submit-  nonprofit and no overhead)  

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

 

20.10 | Europlace Institute of Finance: Research projects

Aims to implement and develop synergies between research/training in the field of economics

And finance and professionals in the financial marketplace.The projects funded will cover themes of major interest in the current context, grouped into five axes:

Technology, Models, Regulation, Economy and Investors.

Projects should involve at least one researcher affiliated to a French academic institution.

Funding: € 10,000

http://www.institutlouisbachelier.org/les-fondations/institut-europlace-de-finance/

http://www.europlace-finance.net/call2017/

 

24.10 | NIH: Emerging Questions in Cancer Systems Biology - LOI

(Additional deadlines: May 22 2018, Oct 23 2018)

Aim: Collaborative interdisciplinary (physical and life science) research projects that utilize systems biology approaches to address emerging questions in cancer initiation, progression, and treatment. Projects must integrate experimental biology and computational modeling to test and validate novel hypotheses in cancer research. Duration: 5 years max. (U01 Cooperative agreement)

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-16-131.html

 

30.10 | Iacocca Family Foundation: type 1 diabetes research programs

Novel projects which directly accelerate a cure for type 1 diabetes or inform the understanding of the disease by a related or complementary mechanism of action. Investigators focusing directly on type 1 diabetes research or autoimmune diseases are encouraged to apply with projects that focus on type 1 diabetes. One year grants ranging in amounts of $10,000 - $500,000.

(Please contact the research authority if planning to submit: non- profit)

http://www.iacoccafoundation.org/diabetes-research/grant-guidelines

 

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

Clinical or Basic Research on CNS Regeneration, Neuroprotection and Functional Restoration with special emphasis on the spinal cord. Funding:  75,000- 150,000 Swiss Francs for 2 years.

Please Contact the research authority before applying (no overhead)

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

 

31.10 | Kidnees: Research Grant

Aim: to encourage and support research in sciences related to the investigation of DENSE DEPOSIT DISEASE (DDD), a type of C3 GLOMERULOPATHY (C3G). Appropriate areas of research include diagnosis, management and pathogenesis of this disease. These can involve physiological, biochemical, pharmacological, physical, genetic, environmental, or pathological investigations. (North America and Europe).

Funding: $50K for 1 year (overhead 10%).

http://www.healthcare.uiowa.edu/kidneeds/kidneeds%20research.htm

 

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

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

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

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

* Evaluating new therapies in clinical trial.

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

Please contact Research Authority if planning to submit (overhead)

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

 

31.10 | Barth Syndrome Foundation: 2017 Request for Research Proposals 

Funding for basic science and clinical research on the natural history, biochemical basis and treatment of Barth syndrome. Funding: $100,000 max for 1-2 years (direct + indirect costs)

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

 

31.10 | Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF): Innovative Grants

* Beta Cell Replacement

*Prevention

Innovative grants provide one year of support for a up to $110K including 10% overhead.

http://grantcenter.jdrf.org/rfa/

 

1.11 | Spencer Foundation: Education Research Small Grants

This program aims to fund academic work that will contribute to the improvement of education, broadly conceived

Funding: up to $50,000.Please contact Research Authority if planning to submit. (Nonprofit, overhead)

http://www.spencer.org/small-research-grants-program-statement

 

1.11 | The Cure Parkinson’s Trust (CPT) funds

Funds and facilitates laboratory or clinical research projects with the potential to advance knowledge that might lead to a cure for Parkinson’s disease. Funding: average projects have fallen within the range of £50,000 to £250,000 with a duration of 1-3 years.

https://www.cureparkinsons.org.uk/applyfunding

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

1.11 | The Wenner-Gren Foundation: various opportunities in anthropology

- Dissertation Fieldwork Grants: Awarded to aid doctoral or thesis research. The program contributes to the Foundation's overall mission to support basic research in anthropology and to ensure that the discipline continues to be a source of vibrant and significant work that furthers our understanding of humanity's cultural and biological origins, development, and variation. $20,000.

- Post-PhD Research Grants: awarded to individuals holding a Ph.D. or equivalent degree to support individual research projects. Applicants must be engaged in research that contributes to anthropological knowledge. $20,000

http://www.wennergren.org/grantprograms/4

 

1.11 | Focused Ultrasound Foundation: External Awards program

Provides funding for preclinical, pilot clinical and early-stage research projects that promise to lead to the development of a reimbursable clinical indication for focused ultrasound. $100,000 for 1 year Contact Research Authority if planning to submit (overhead)

https://www.fusfoundation.org/for-researchers/external-research-awards-program/apply-for-funding

 

1.11 | Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF): Strategic Research Agreements – project concepts

Provides research funding for single or multiple investigators to address critical gaps and challenges and potential breakthroughs in Type 1 diabetes research. Budget and project duration variable. Please contact research authority if planning to submit (overhead and nonprofit).

http://grantcenter.jdrf.org/rfa/project-concepts-strategic-research-agreement/

 

1.11 | Oxalosis & Hyperoxaluria Foundation (OHF): Research Grant program

The OHF seeks to support research that will ultimately lead to new diagnostics, treatments, and a cure for Primary Hyperoxaluria and related Hyperoxaluria conditions. Funding: $200,000 over 2 years.

Contact Research Authority if planning to submit (overhead 10%).

http://ohf.org/grants-funding/

 

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.crohnscolitisfoundation.org/science-and-professionals/research/grants-fellowships/senior-research-awards.html

 

1.11 | Northwestern University: Mechthild Esser Nemmers Prize in Medical Science

The $200K prize is awarded to a physician-scientist whose body of research exhibits outstanding achievement in medical science as demonstrated by works of lasting significance.

http://www.feinberg.northwestern.edu/nemmers/

 

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

Works to improve the lives of individuals with phenylketonuria (PKU) and to pursue a cure

* Research Project: Funding: average $40,000 for 1 year.

* Post-doctoral Fellowship: up to $55,000 per year for 2 years

Please contact the research authority if planning to submit- no overhead. 

https://www.npkua.org/Research/Scientific-Grant-Requests

 

1.11 | Cancer Research Institute: Clinic and Laboratory Integration Program – Cancer immunotherapy (LOI)

Aim: basic, pre-clinical, and translational research for improving the effectiveness of cancer immunotherapies, which will provide information that can be directly applied to optimizing cancer immunotherapy in the clinic. Funding: up to $100,000 per year for 2 years.

Please contact the research authority if planning to submit- no overhead

https://www.cancerresearch.org/scientists/fellowships-grants/translational-research-grants

 

1.11 | Tourette Syndrome Association: Grant and Fellowship Program - Pre-Proposals

Basic and clinical studies on all aspects of Tourette syndrome. All applications relevant to Tourette syndrome will be considered. Applications that will enable to establish the prevalence of TS and TIC disorders in adults are strongly encouraged. Funding: Research Grants – up to $150,000 for up to 2 years; Post-Doctoral Fellowships - $50,000 for one year.

https://www.tourette.org/research-medical/grant-cycle-information/

 

2.11 | National Academy of Education: Research Fellowships

The fellowship program is intended to support early-career scholars working in critical areas of education research. Funding: $70,000 for 1 year.

Please contact the research authority if planning to submit- no overhead. 

https://naeducation.org/naedspencer-postdoctoral-fellowship-program/

 

3.11 | U.S. DOD USSOCOM BAA: Biomedical Research – Pre-application

Additional deadline: April 14, 2018

Scientific projects, basic and applied research, for special medical drugs or equipment for special operation forces in extreme and remote environments. Specific interests include: Training Technologies; Damage Control Resuscitation; Prolonged Field Care; Portable Lab Assays and Diagnostics; Acclimatization; Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosive Diagnostics, Treatment, and Prophylaxis; Canine Medicine, Human Operational Performance. Funding: up to $700K over 2 years.

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

 

3.11 | Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA): Biomedical Research Grant

Aim: biomedical research for delivering significant and measurable advances in understanding and treating the disease. Collaboration with UK required. Funding: up to £85K/year for up to 3 years.

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

 

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

Goal: to advance innovative research promoting advances in the etiology, prevention, and treatments of Glaucoma by researchers who have already generated some amount of preliminary data. Funding: $150K over 2 years.

Please contact the research authority if planning to submit- overhead and non- profit

http://www.brightfocus.org/grants/types-grants

 

8.11| Gates Foundation: Grand Challenges Diagnostics; Immunization Timeliness, Mental Health

Grand Challenges is a family of initiatives fostering innovation to solve key global health and development problems. Topics: -Innovations for Integrated Diagnostics Systems; -Novel Approaches for Improving Timeliness of Routine Immunization Birthdose and Healthcare Worker Skill in Low-Resource Settings; -Mental Health of Adolescent Mothers. Applications are only two pages, and no preliminary data is required. Funding: Phase I - $100,000, Phase II up to $1 million. Please contact the research authority if planning to submit- no overhead

https://gcgh.grandchallenges.org/challenges

 

10.11 | Harry J. Lloyd Charitable Trust: Melanoma Research Grants

Special consideration will be given in two areas: 1) emerging novel concepts that constitute significant innovation and 2) new investigators in the field of melanoma. Funding: the average past grants were in amount of $105k.

Each institution is eligible for a maximum of three grants, one in each of the three categories

Please contact the research authority if planning to submit- nonprofit and no overhead

https://hjltrust.com/apply/application-guidelines/

 

15.11 | CurePSP: Venture Grants

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

Funding: Up to $100K over 3 years.

http://www.psp.org/i-want-to-learn/investigator-resources-2/

 

15.11 | Volkswagen Foundation: "Original – isn’t it?" New Options for the Humanities and Cultural Studies and Theoretical Social Sciences

Aim: encourage humanities and cultural studies projects of groundbreaking originality, such as new approaches, new theories, anything that contradicts established knowledge etc. Teams of up to 4 researchers, German partner a must. Funding: €150K for 1.5 years.

Please contact Research Authority if planning to submit - overhead not covered.

https://www.volkswagenstiftung.de/en/funding/our-funding-portfolio-at-a-glance/original-isnt-it.html

 

15.11 | American Foundation for Suicide Prevention - AFSP: Various Research Grants

AFSP supports studies relevant to understanding and preventing suicide. AFSP accepts biological, psychological, and sociological approaches, and encourages multidisciplinary research. Meeting the requirement that applications address the priorities set out by the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention’s Research Prioritization Task Force will require focus on U.S. population given the objective of reducing the incidence of suicide in the U.S. Funding: $30K - $300K over 2 years.

Please contact the research authority if planning to submit- nonprofit.

https://afsp.org/our-work/research/grant-information/

 

15.11 | Cancer Research Institute: Technology Impact Award (LOI)

The grant aims to support the development of highly innovative technologies that can ultimately be adopted by the research community at large and that will enable researchers to develop the next generation cancer immunotherapies that can be effective and personalized for each patient. Technologies may facilitate our understanding of the antigenic profile, cellular interplay, and mechanistic pathways within the tumor microenvironment that are essential for an effective anti-tumor response.

Funding: $1,000,000 for 1 year.

Please contact the research authority if planning to submit- no overhead.

https://www.cancerresearch.org/scientists/fellowships-grants/technology-impact-award

 

15.11 | U.S. DOD/CDMRP: Reconstructive Transplant Research Program (RTRP)– Pre-proposals

*Concept Award: Above or at Postdoc level. Supports the exploration of a highly innovative new concept or untested theory. Funding: up to $200K over 18 months.

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

 

15.11 | Morris Animal Foundation: Wildlife/Exotics Studies

Proposals for Established Investigator, First Award, Fellowship Training and Pilot Study grants on topics relevant to wildlife/exotics health and welfare.

Funding: Established Investigator: $50,000.00/year for 3 years.

First Award: $50,000 maximum/year for 2 years

Fellowship Training: $50,000/year for 2 years

http://www.morrisanimalfoundation.org/researchers/wildlife-exotics/

 

17.11 | Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) – Letter of intent

Preclinical Drug Discovery: 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 Alzheimer's disease, related dementias and cognitive aging. Funding: $150,000-$600,000 for 1/2 years.

Program to Accelerate Clinical Trials: Designed to increase the number of novel and repurposed treatments tested in humans for Alzheimer's disease, related dementias and cognitive aging. It funds biomarker-based, proof-of-concept pilot clinical trials, as well as Phase 1 safety testing and IND-enabling studies to accelerate new drugs into trials. Funding: Up to $1.5 million.

Biomarkers Development: Seeks to support the development and validation of novel and existing biomarkers that will enhance the design and performance of clinical trials for Alzheimer's disease, related dementias, and cognitive aging. Funding: $150,000-$300,000/year for 1/2 years.

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

 

17.11 | Melanoma Research Alliance (MRA):

*Young Investigator Awards - innovative and creative, preclinical, translational, and/or early clinical research projects. PI must be within first 4 years of position. Also available,  a prize for early career female scientists. Funding $75K/year for 3 years

*Established Investigator Academic-Industry Partnership Awards - to enhance translational research by extending academic capabilities to clinical investigations and to facilitate interactions between the academic and industrial research sectors. Funding: $100K/year for 3 years, partly funded by industrial partner.

Please contact Research Authority if planning to submit (Overhead, Non-profit).

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

 

20.11 | Action on hearing loss: Translational Research Initiative for Hearing Grant

 - Abstracts

- Research with strong commercial potential, likely to attract follow-on funding at the conclusion of the grant.

- Studies that will facilitate and enable the progression of promising basic research towards testing in clinical trials.

The TRIH Grant does not support basic research into the causes and underpinning biology of hearing loss and tinnitus or the development of devices or software.

Funding:  up to £100,000 per year for up to 3 years.

Note: Please contact Research Authority if planning to submit (no overhead).

https://www.actiononhearingloss.org.uk/finding-cures/apply-for-research-grants/trih-grants/

 

21.11 | U.S. DOD/CDMRP: Breast Cancer Research Program– LOI

*Breakthrough Award (Levels 1, 2)- Supports research with potential for breakthroughs in breast cancer. Clinical trials are allowed. Funding: Level 1- up to $375K/$600K for 3 years. Level 2- up to $750K/$1 million (partnering PI) for 3 years.

*Era of Hope Scholar Award - Supports exceptional early-career scientists (6 years post training), with vision that challenges current dogma and conventions in breast cancer research. Experience in breast cancer not required. Funding: $2.5M for 4 years.

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

 

21.11 | Myotubular Trust and Action Medical Research: Research Grants

Translational research into myotubular and centronuclear myopathy. 

Principal investigators and applicants must be based at UK institutions and awards can only be made to UK institutions. Researchers outside the UK can collaborate on UK based projects if appropriate.

Funding:  £200,000 per 3 years. Note: Please contact Research Authority if planning to submit (no overhead).

http://www.myotubulartrust.com/research_programmeandgrants.htm

 

29.11 | British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy: Project & Research Grants

The Society supports research grants in the following areas: Diagnostics, Antimicrobial Stewardship, Virology, Antibiotic Adjuvants Molecular Mechanisms of Antimicrobial Resistance, Mechanisms of antibacterial action; Mechanisms of antibacterial resistance; Antiviral resistance; Antibiotic prescribing; Antibiotic therapy; Antiparasitics. Funding: Project-£50,000for 1 year.

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

 

30.11 | Russell Sage Foundation: Regular program

* Behavioral Economics - research that incorporates the insights of psychology and other social sciences into the study of economic behavior.

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

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

Funding: $150K.

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

 

30.11 | Fondation Banque de France: research projects in the field of Money, Finance and Banking

Solicits academic research projects conducive to topical papers in the field of Money, Finance and Banking. The total amount earmarked for the call is EUR 120,000 of which four awards will be issued. 

https://fondation.banque-france.fr/en/sponsorship/research-grants

 

30.11 | NCL Foundation: Research Award

Aims  to help find a cure for the major cause of childhood dementia caused by mutations in the CLN3 gene.

http://www.ncl-stiftung.de/main/pages/index/p/538

 

30.11 | Bayer: Hemophilia Awards - LOI

The program seeks to support the next generation of care and treatment options for people with hemophilia (basic and clinical research). Funding: up to $100K/yr for 1-2 years.

http://www.bayer-hemophilia-awards.com/about_the_program/?view=deadlines

 

1.12 | Gerber Foundation: Pediatric Research Projects (Concept papers)

Aim: To enhance the nutrition, care, and development of infants and young children. The foundation is accepting concept papers for health and/or nutrition-related research projects with potential to have a significant impact on issues affecting infants and young children from birth to three years of age. Funding: $350,000 for 3 years.

http://www.gerberfoundation.org/faq/

 

1.12 | Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA): Translational Research (LOI)

Drug development program, which is exclusively focused on funding the discovery and clinical application of treatments and cures for neuromuscular diseases. MVP funds projects from proof-of-principle studies through phase 2 trials. Funding ranges for Research and Development (up to $500,000), Preclinical (up to $1 million)' Early Clinical (Phase I/II) (up to $3 million) for 2 years.

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

 

1.12 | Gerda Henkel Stiftung: Special Programme Security, Society and the State

The special programme is sub-divided into five thematic areas:

1. Challenges of new technologies

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

https://www.gerda-henkel-stiftung.de/special_programme_security

 

1.12 | Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF): interdisciplinary, collaborative and breakthrough

Breakthrough research according to these Regulations is distinguished by a high potential for shifting or invalidating paradigms. This type of research questions or goes beyond existing models, theories, doctrines, research approaches, methods, etc. Funding period: 1-4 years. One of the research groups may be outside Switzerland if the expertise is required.

http://www.snf.ch/en/funding/programmes/sinergia/Pages/default.aspx#Preparation%20and%20submission%20of%20the%20application%20%28mySNF%2C%20research%20plan%2C%20etc.%29%20

 

1.12 | National Blood Foundation (NBF): Early-Career Scientific Research Grants

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. $75,000/1-2 yrs. $160 application fee. 

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

 

1.12 | European Foundation for the Study of Diabetes (EFSD): Research Programme on New Targets for Type 2 Diabetes

Aim: intended to stimulate and accelerate European research focusing on the identification and molecular understanding of new targets for the treatment of type 2 diabetes.  Funding: €100,000. The duration may be one year or longer.

http://www.europeandiabetesfoundation.org/workshops/83-european-foundation-study-diabetes-efsd-european-research-programme-new-targets-type-2

 

1.12 | Northwestern University: Nemmers Prizes in Economics, Mathematics, and Earth Sciences

Candidacy for these $200K prizes is open to those with careers of outstanding achievement in their disciplines as demonstrated by major contributions to new knowledge or the development of significant new modes of analysis.

http://www.nemmers.northwestern.edu/nominate-economics.html

http://www.nemmers.northwestern.edu/nominate-mathematics.html

http://www.nemmers.northwestern.edu/nominate-earth-sciences.html

 

1.12 | Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer Research – Research Grants

Pilot Study Program: Support investigator-initiated projects in all areas of ovarian cancer research. Funding: $75,000 for 1 year.

Scientific Scholar Award: Postdocs and early career scientists. Funding: $120,000 for 2 year.

Please contact Research Authority if planning to submit, overhead costs are not covered

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

 

1.12 | Osteology Foundation: Osteology Researcher Grants

Aim: research into all aspects of oral tissue regeneration. Up to CHF 100,000.

https://www.osteology.org/grants/researcher-grants/

 

1.12 | Sleep Research Society: Early Career Development Research Awards

Mentored awards to further understanding of sleep and sleep disorders, in all areas and approaches of research. Funding: $50K for 1/2 year.

http://www.sleepresearchsociety.org/srsfcda.aspx

 

1.12 | Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF): Sinergia collaborative projects in humanities & social sciences, mathematics, biology & medicine, and natural & engineering sciences

Interdisciplinary, collaborative and breakthrough projects consisting of 2-4 applicants, one of which can be outside Switzerland. Funding: CHF50K – CHF 3.2M over 1-4 years (typically CHF 200K per year per group).

http://www.snf.ch/en/funding/programmes/sinergia/Pages/default.aspx

 

6.12 | Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research: The Edmond J. Safra Fellowship in Movement Disorders

Funds to train fellows with subspecialty to treat Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders. $90,000 yr/2 yr.

Please contact the research authority if planning to submit- no overhead.

https://www.michaeljfox.org/research/grant-detail.php?id=30

 

8.12 | Osseointegration Foundation: Research Grants

Basic and applied scientific research of dental implants. One team member must be a member of the Academy of Osseointegration. Up to $30,000/1 yr.

https://osseo.org/grant-programs/

 

11.12 | International Association of Dental Research

Please contact the research authority if planning to submit- no overhead

*Academy of Osseointegration Innovation in Implant Sciences Award - The Award is intended to help investigators pursue innovative and novel research in oral care that involves, but is not limited to, dental implant therapy. Funding: up to $75K. http://www.iadr.org/IADR/Awards/Grants-Awards/AOIISA

* Innovation in Oral Care Award – Aim: development of innovative and novel compounds, biomaterials or devices that can be used ultimately at the public health level. Funding: up to $50K.

http://www.iadr.org/IADR/Awards/Grants-Awards/IOCA

 

15.12 | Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA):  Research Grant – letter of intent

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

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

 

15.12 | American Tinnitus Association: Research 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: s up to $50,000 per project, per year.  Multi-year projects are considered but funding is reviewed and appropriated on a year-to-year basis. The maximum funding for any project is $150,000 over 3 years, (Please contact the research authority if planning to submit- Nonprofit)

http://www.ata.org/research-toward-cure/research-program/apply-grant

 

15.12 | Gruber Foundation: Gruber International Prize Program

Nominations of individuals for Cosmology, Neuroscience, and Genetics - $500,000 unrestricted award

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

15.12 | Friends for an Earlier Breast Cancer Test: Research Grant for pilot projects in early breast cancer detection

Pilot projects that focus on new methods to improve detection of early breast cancer, development of new techniques in the areas of biological or immunologic methods of early detection. Funding. $40,000 over 1- 3 years. (No overhead)

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

15.12 | McGovern Institute for Brain Research: Scolnick Prize in Neuroscience

The Prize, $150,000, is awarded annually to recognize outstanding advances in the field of neuroscience. Self-nomination is not permitted.

http://mcgovern.mit.edu/events/scolnick-prize/call-for-nominations

 

30.12 | Diabetes Research and Wellness Foundation: Research Grants

Aim: research related to finding the cause, prevention, treatment, and cure of diabetes and its complications. Funding: up to $50K/yr for up to 2 years.

http://www.diabeteswellness.net/grant-guidelines

 

31.12 | Allen Foundation: Human Nutrition

To fund: nutritional research, assist in the training of persons to work as educators and demonstrators of good nutritional practices, and to encourage the dissemination of information regarding healthful nutritional practices and habits. 

https://www.allenfoundation.org/applicants/apply.asp

 

5.1.18 | The Glaucoma Foundation: Research Grant in glaucoma

Area of current focus for TGF's Grant Research program is exfoliation syndrome and exfoliation glaucoma. First year $40,000; renewable for $50,000 one year. Please note: hard copy applications must research the foundation`s office by, January 8.

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

 

3.1.18 | The Pezcoller Foundation: EACR Cancer Researcher Award

The award is presented biennially to a researcher of excellence with no more than 15 years post-doctoral experience (or equivalent degree), with at least five years spent in Europe. The award winner will receive a €10,000 honorarium, a free registration for the EACR Congress, plus accommodation and travel costs as an invited speaker.

http://www.pezcoller.it/en/awards/pezcoller-eacr-award.html

 

10.1.18 | Volvo Environment Prize

Candidates may be from all disciplines which have relevance to the environment. The research of nominees should be based on scientific grounds but must clearly show impacts outside of the specific discipline. Funding: SEK 1.5 million (approximately EUR 165,000 or USD 215,000). 

http://www.environment-prize.com/the-prize/the-prize/

 

12.1.18 | Desmoid Tumor Research Foundation: Research Grants

Aim: research that will advance the current scientific knowledge about desmoid tumors, resulting in the development of new treatments. Funding: General $65K / yr, New Investigator $30K / yr (Non-profit, No OH).

http://dtrf.org/apply-for-a-grant/

 

15.1.18 |U.S. Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA): FELIX - Tools to Detect Engineered Biological Systems

(Initial round deadline: 16 October 2017)

The program seeks to develop new experimental and computational tools to detect engineered biological systems. Anticipated duration: 3.5 years in two phases.

https://www.iarpa.gov/index.php/research-programs/felix/felix-baa

https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&tab=core&id=f85be371aaec291f6f62f597578c9e19

 

15.1.18 | Branco Weiss Society in Science Postdoctoral Fellowship

Aim: to support unconventional projects which combine natural scientific subjects with social and cultural perspectives that are interdisciplinary by definition. Funding: CHF 100'000/year for up to 5 years.

http://www.society-in-science.org/how-to-apply-2.html

 

15.1.18 | European Foundation for the Study of Diabetes (EFSD) INTENSE Project: Improving Treatment adherence in people with diabetes mellitus - Call for Tenders

The primary goal of the project is to identify strategies enabling people with type 2 diabetes, their careers and health care professionals to improve sustained adherence to the mutually agreed treatment plan. Funding: €500,000 for 3 years.

http://www.europeandiabetesfoundation.org/workshops/82-efsd-intense-project-improving-treatment-adherence-people-diabetes-mellitus.html

 

15.1.18 | Association for Computing Machinery: Turing and other ACM Awards in Computer Science

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: $1 million.

-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.

-ACM Prize in Computing recognizes an early to mid-career fundamental, innovative contribution in computing that, through its depth, impact and broad implications, exemplifies the greatest achievements in the discipline. Prize: $250,000.

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

 

31.1.18 | U.S. Army Corps of Engineers: Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) BAA – Pre-proposals

Pre-proposals accepted at any time until deadline

ERDC is soliciting proposals for basic and applied research in the broad fields of hydraulics, dredging, coastal engineering, instrumentation, oceanography, remote sensing, geotechnical engineering, earthquake engineering, soil effects, vehicle mobility, self-contained munitions, military engineering, geophysics, pavements, protective structures, aquatic plants, water quality, dredged material, treatment of hazardous waste, wetlands, physical/mechanical/chemical properties of snow and other frozen precipitation, infrastructure and environmental issues, computer science, telecommunications management, energy, facilities maintenance, materials and structures, engineering processes, environmental processes, land and heritage conservation, and ecological processes.

https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=de3d9fec82b3978ceef3c071bb278976&tab=core&_cview=1

 

31.1.18 | Merck: Grant for Growth Innovation

Projects that have the potential to advance understanding in the field of growth are invited to apply for the GGI award. Particularly interested in innovative translational studies that could potentiality improve patients' lives.

Relevant topics include:

-The impact of nutrition on growth

-The metabolic impact of growth disorders

-Pathophysiology of growth disorders

-Techniques in diagnosis and follow-up on growth disorders

-Extremes in growth disorders 

-Identification of biomarkers in patients with growth disorders

-Research elucidating the long-term metabolic impact of the “GH-IGF axis” activity

Funding: 400,000 euros per year in this programme. This total amount will be divided among up to 3 research proposals. The duration of each project should not exceed 3 years

https://www.grantforgrowthinnovation.org/en/home.html

 

1.2.18 | Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF): Strategic Research Agreements – project concepts

Provides research funding for single or multiple investigators to address critical gaps and challenges and potential breakthroughs in Type 1 diabetes research. Budget and project duration variable. Please contact research authority if planning to submit (overhead and nonprofit).

http://grantcenter.jdrf.org/rfa/project-concepts-strategic-research-agreement/

 

5.2.18 | U.S. Army Behavioral and Social Sciences BAA – White paper

(Full proposals accepted on a rolling basis until deadline)

Aim: basic, applied, and advanced scientific research on topics such as: improved training, team performance, simulation tools, personnel assessment, organizational behavior, cross-cultural operations.

https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=f6fef3f4e6dec72bc450ecd800ad1403&tab=core&_cview=1

 

28.2.18 | British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy: Project & Research Grants

The Society supports research grants in the following areas: Mechanisms of antibacterial action; Mechanisms of antibacterial resistance; Antiviral resistance; Antibiotic prescribing; Antibiotic therapy; Antiparasitics. Funding: Project-£15,000 for 1 year.

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

 

21.3.18 | U.S. DOD/DARPA: Strategic Technologies BAA

Note: Prior submission of executive summaries and abstracts are strongly encouraged well ahead of deadline

DARPA is seeking ideas and in various areas, including: Situation understanding (including Automatic Target Recognition), Multi-Domain Maneuver (robust adaptive planning, system control, communications, and navigation capabilities), Planning and control (mixture of human operators and automated systems), Communication, Networking, Position and navigation technologies independent of GPS, Integration technologies, Marine undersea technologies.

https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=886e670b8f5bc3deca1e612e60399483&tab=core&_cview=0

 

1.4.18 | When Everyone Survives Foundation: Proposals in Leukemia Research

Aim: support for laboratory, translational, or clinical research related to acute leukemia. Funding: $50,000 for 1 year.

http://www.wheneveryonesurvives.org/grant_application

 

14.4.18 | U.S. DOD USSOCOM BAA: Biomedical Research – Pre-application

Scientific projects, basic and applied research, for special medical drugs or equipment for special operation forces in extreme and remote environments. Specific interests include: Training Technologies; Damage Control Resuscitation; Prolonged Field Care; Portable Lab Assays and Diagnostics; Acclimatization; Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosive Diagnostics, Treatment, and Prophylaxis; Canine Medicine, Human Operational Performance. Funding: up to $700K over 2 years.

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

 

26.4.18 | U.S. DOD/DARPA: Biological Technologies (HR001117S0030) – Abstracts

(Abstracts and full proposals accepted on a rolling basis until deadline)

Revolutionary research in various areas such as: neuroscience, psychology, cognitive science; interfaces between the biological and physical world; rules that govern biological system behavior; forward engineering of biological systems; new platform technologies for collection, processing, and analysis of biological samples; ecological diversity, support for human operations in extreme environments, computational models for collective and interactive behaviors of biological organisms at all scales from individual cells to global ecosystems, population and ecosystem behavior; technologies for agricultural ecosystems; non-human biology across and between populations of microbes, insects, plants, marine life; biosafety and biosecurity; threats to food and water supplies and countermeasures; infectious diseases. (Abstracts should be submitted in advance of deadline, to allow time for response and proposal submission)

https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=91b94156bbad11c1cb1b8a8873510ed3&tab=core&_cview=0

 

26.4.18 | U.S. DOD/DARPA: Defense Sciences Office (DSO) BAA (HR001117S0040) – Executive Summaries

(Executive summaries accepted on a rolling basis until deadline)

Aim: innovative basic or applied research that explores Physical and Natural Systems, Human-Machine and Social Systems, and/or Math and Computational Systems.

https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=bd42f6bf1369fa510ba083988f42ca61&tab=core&_cview=0

 

2.5.18 | U.S. Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA): BAA

(Proposals accepted on a rolling basis until deadline)

Aim: Early stage research, typically up to 1 year, various topics including: anticipatory intelligence, data analysis, machine learning, social and behavioral networks, human reasoning, geo-spatial data, autonomous agents, brain-inspired algorithms, brain computer interfaces, cyber analytics, computational methods, non-traditional computing, energy-efficient computation, robotized research methods, collection technology, sensor technologies, secure communication, small antennas, computational photography, performance estimation.

https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&tab=core&id=0aa3b215ce9e9c051ef2310c40dbf4a9

 

12.6.18 | U.S. DOD DARPA (TTO): Innovative Systems for Military Missions – Executive summaries

(Proposals accepted on a rolling basis until deadline. Prior submission of executive summaries and white papers strongly encouraged)

Aim: advanced research, development and demonstration of innovative systems for military ground, maritime, air, space and cross –domain missions. Projects of 18 months duration.

https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=36cc81618214aa82cb9512735e3bdf01&tab=core&_cview=0

 

15.6.18 | American Psychological Foundation: David Wechsler Early Career Grant for Innovative Work in Cognition

The David Wechsler Early Career Grant for Innovative Work in Cognition supports early career psychologists pursuing innovative work in neuropsychology, intelligence and/or the assessment aspects of cognition. Funding: up to $25K.

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

 

12.7.18 | U.S. DOD/DARPA: Information Innovation BAA –Abstracts

(Abstracts accepted on a rolling basis until deadline)

Aim: innovative unconventional approaches applicable to symbiosis (speech understanding, extracting information contained in diverse media, machine learning, artificial intelligence), cyber security, analytics (big data, complexity, scalability, software engineering).

https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=b3587e8b8468adc3444652d6b93880d4&tab=core&_cview=0

 

10.8.18 | U.S. DOD DARPA: Microsystems Technology Office (MTO) Broad Agency Announcement (HR0011-16-S-0001) - Abstracts

(Abstracts accepted on a rolling basis up to deadline)

Aim: revolutionary research ideas in areas such as (but not limited to): · Imaging Architectures and Systems · Chip Scale Sensors · Computational Architectures and Algorithms for Artificial Intelligence (AI) · Electro-Optical Infrared · MEMS · cold-atom microsystems · Energy-Efficient Computing · Hardware Assurance, Reliability & Validation · Hardware for Advanced Signal Processing · Low Power Electronics · 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. Funding: typically up to $1M for 1 year

https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=7762305a38d0dc2db15930657469ec9a&tab=core&_cview=0

 

31.8.18 | John Templeton Foundation: (Online Funding Inquiry Form)

** Science & the Big Questions:

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

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

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

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

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

** Character Virtue Development

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

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

Funding: Grants up to $217,400 up to 3 years.

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

 

31.12.18 | U.S. DHS - Science & Technology: Long Range BAA – Homeland Security – White paper

(White papers accepted on a rolling basis until deadline)

Aim: support basic and applied homeland security research in the following areas: Border and Maritime Security, development of standards in the areas of Digital Imaging and Communication Security, Cyber Security, Explosives Countermeasures, First Responder Capabilities, Data-driven Analytics Solution Architectures, including People Screening, Sensors and systems, Unmanned Aircraft systems, Forensic analysis tools, Improved visualization tools, Communication devices, Data Privacy Technologies, Predictive Analysis, Explosive Detection Technologies, Biometrics, Detection of subterranean threats.

https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=5f2eabdf6207bf8e46a7b2102ad26e66&tab=core&_cview=0

http://goo.gl/G4Ium0

http://goo.gl/ZwXfFx

 

30.9.19 | U.S. DOD/Defense Threat Reduction Agency: Fundamental Research to Counter Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) BAA – White Paper

(White papers accepted on a rolling basis until deadline)

Topics: WMD sensing and recognition (interactions between materials and various electromagnetic phenomena, molecules, nuclear radiation, and particles); Network sciences (response, resilience, and recovery of physical networks after exposure, rapid discovery, theories and representations for low observable WMD-related radical ideation from social networks); Protection (physical, biological, and engineering sciences to protect personnel, sensitive electronic systems, and structural infrastructure from the effects of WMD); Defeat (improving energetic materials for use against WMD facilities and systems); Securing WMD (handling, transport, control of access, or eliminating WMD components); Cooperative fundamental research to reduce the global threat of WMD in collaboration with a broad range of global research partners; Chemical and Biological Defense. Projects will be funded for up to 5 years.

https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=2f57f8e735ddc82e94dd638f82264bcf&tab=core&_cview=1

 

31.3.22 | U.S. Army: Army Research Laboratory BAA – White Papers

(White papers and proposals accepted on a rolling basis, whitepapers due well ahead of deadline)

Basic and Applied Scientific Research. Broad areas of interest: Computational Sciences, Materials Research, Sciences For Maneuver, Information Sciences, Sciences For Lethality and Protection, Human Sciences, Assessment and Analysis.

https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=1ff4626a4e06143fe31e4b837e890c6f&tab=core&_cview=0

 

U.S. Air Force (AFOSR): Research Interests of the Air Force –
Engineering, Complex systems, Information and networks, Chemistry, Physical, Biological sciences

(Open on an ongoing basis until superseded)

AFOSR is looking for new basic research ideas and is open to considering any unique and revolutionary concepts (pre-coordination is strongly encouraged). Funding ranges are $200-400K per year for 3 to 5 years.

Engineering and Complex Systems - Dynamic Materials and Interactions, Electronic Materials and Devices, Energy, Combustion and Non-Equilibrium Thermodynamics, Flow Interactions and Control, High-Speed Aerodynamics, Low Density Materials, Multi-Scale Structural Mechanics and Prognosis, Space Propulsion and Power, Test Science for Test and Evaluation (T&E)

Information and Networks - Computational Cognition and Machine Intelligence, Computational Mathematics, Dynamics and Control, Dynamic Data Driven Applications Systems, Information Operations and Cybersecurity, Optimization and Discrete Mathematics, Science of Information, Computation, Learning, and Fusion, Systems and Software, Trust and Influence

Physical Sciences - Aerospace Materials for Extreme Environments, Atomic and Molecular Physics, Electromagnetics, Laser and Optical Physics, Optoelectronics and Photonics, Plasma and Electro-Energetic Physics, Quantum Electronic Solids, Quantum Information Sciences, Remote Sensing and Imaging Physics, Space Science, Ultrashort Pulse Laser-Matter Interactions

Chemistry and Biological Sciences - Biophysics, Human Performance and Biosystems, Mechanics of Multifunctional Materials and Microsystems, Molecular Dynamics and Theoretical Chemistry, Natural Materials, Systems, and Extremophiles, Organic Materials Chemistry

www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=af24f5db51a73441e3bd108f3041839a&tab=core&_cview=0

 

Foreign - all year round:

 

Cancer Research:

 

Rising Tide Foundation: Programs in Libertarian, Social/education, and Cancer Funding

-       Cancer Research: novel option to prevent, detect, diagnose or treat cancer / all types / early stage clinical trials preferred / translational research if directly linked to a clinical trial / clinical trials that can be activated within 3 years or less.

Funding/duration not specified.

http://www.risingtide-foundation.org/#!grant-programs/c1ugo

 

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://www.solvingkidscancer.org/researchandgrants/instructions

 

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 innovators 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. 

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

 

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

One month fellowship ($3400) to facilitate rapid international transfer of cancer research and clinical technology, to exchange knowledge and enhance skills in basic, clinical, behavioral and epidemiological research and cancer control and prevention and to acquire appropriate clinical management, diagnostic and therapeutic expertise for effective application upon return. Target candidates: Investigators, public health professionals and clinicians.

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

 

Liddy Shriver Sarcoma Initiative: Sarcoma Research Grants Program

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

- understanding the molecular biology of sarcomas

- exploring "molecular targets" for new sarcoma therapies

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

- translational studies

- studying vaccines, monoclonal antibodies, and mTOR inhibitors

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

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

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

- research directed at the early detection and diagnosis of sarcoma 

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Neurological Disorders and NeuroScience:

 

Dana Foundation: Clinical Neuroscience Research Grant Program

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

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

 

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: $70K, for 1 year.    

http://sfari.org/funding/grants

 

FRAXA Research Foundation: Clinical Trial Grants (LOI) on Fragile X Syndrome

FRAXA aims to accelerate research aimed at finding a specific treatment for fragile X syndrome.  Highest priority is given to clinical trials of potentially disease-modifying therapeutics which have previously been validated in fragile X animal models. (Please contact research authority it planning to submit- overhead)

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

 

Other

 

Volkswagen Foundation: Life? – A fresh scientific approach to the basic principles of life - project outlines

The program encourages  projects that contribute to comprehending fundamental principles of life by working with systems resembling those of living ones or by exploring chemical and physical cellular processes. Funding can be made available for projects that link up most recent research from the interface between the natural and life sciences with the attempt to answer fundamental questions on life itself. This call also addresses methodic developments that may contribute to answering this question. Amongst others, the Foundation will consider approaches from systems biology, synthetic biology, cell biology, xenobiology, artificial intelligence or robotics and similar research areas. The main focus of the proposals should be to connect excellent research in the natural and life sciences with the aim to reveal fundamental characteristics of life.  Funding: Up to 10 projects can be funded per call, each in an amount of a maximum of 1.5 M euros over 5 years.

http://bit.ly/28JXXZW

 

The Campbell Foundation Funding AIDS Research: Research Grants (LOI)

LOIs should include a brief description of the research aims, an approximate one-year budget, a list of collaborating research teams, how it is novel research, and an explanation of how the project will apply to the HIV community at large within five to seven years from date of completion. Funding from $60,000 to $100,000 for 1 year. (Please contact research Authority if planning to submit- nonprofit).

http://www.campbellfoundation.net/grant-requests

 

BHD Foundation:  Foundation Grant – Birt Hogg Dubè – letter of intent

Projects that promote, advance and exploit research into molecular genetics, clinical investigations and therapeutic technologies so to understand, prevent, diagnose, relieve and ultimately cure symptoms caused by Birt-Hogg Dubè syndrome (BHD). No funding/duration specified.

http://www.bhdsyndrome.org/for-researchers/funding/

 

Rising Tide Foundation: Programs in Libertarian, Social/education, and Cancer Funding

-       Libertarian topics: leadership development, capacity building and training across a range of issues.

-       Social/education topics: projects that promote effective and scalable practices to enhance educational reform.

Funding/duration not specified.

http://www.risingtide-foundation.org/#!grant-programs/c1ugo

 

Wellcome Trust: Portfolio Awards – leading edge innovation in healthcare

Using a portfolio approach, ambitious, ground-breaking innovative solutions profoundly impacting healthcare that cannot be fully realized through a project-based funding approach. Considered: therapeutics, vaccines, diagnostics, medical devices and regenerative medicine. Proposals that draw upon multiple disciplines, such as life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics and engineering, are equally encouraged. Also encouraged are proposals of interdisciplinary research across the Trust remit in Science, Humanities and Social Science, and Innovations. Duration/funding not specified.

http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/Funding/Innovations/Awards/Portfolio-Awards/index.htm

 

European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) – various opportunities

– 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

- Travel Grants: travel grants are provided for participants to attend EMBO practical courses, lecture courses, symposia, and other select EMBO events. Covers travel only.

http://www.embo.org/funding-awards/travel-grants

 

Alpha-1 Foundation: Out of-Cycle ***Research grants in Alpha-1 Antitrypsin (AAT) Deficiency

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

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

 

Dystonia Medical Research Foundation: Research Grants

The DMRF supports research related to the causes, mechanisms, prevention, and treatment of all dystonias. Funding/duration not specified. 

https://www.dystonia-foundation.org/research/for-researchers/funding-opportunities

 

Terumo Life Science Foundation: General R&D Subsidies (Overseas)

Funds research and development programs in the medical, public health, and other fields engaged in related research effort in developing countries in Africa and other regions.~3-million yen ($24,000)/1 yr. 

http://www.terumozaidan.or.jp/english/

 

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

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

http://www.europeandiabetesfoundation.org/index.php/ct-menu-item-5/9-general-pages/154-albert-renold

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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/

 

Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America: Broad Medical Research Program - Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Grants  

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

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

http://www.broadmedical.org/

 

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

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

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

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

* the prevention and treatment of allergies and asthma

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

Islet Transplantation

Kidney & Liver Transplantation

Autoimmune Diseases

Allergy & Asthma

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

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

www.immunetolerance.org/professionals/proposals/guidelines

 

Jeffery Modell Foundation: Immunodeficiency Research

*Specific Immune Defect Research Program -Goal: to support the study of mechanisms and presentation of specific defects of the immune system, leading to a better understanding of the conditions and their impact on overall health outcomes.

*Children Immune deficiency project – Goal: to alleviate disease, seek cures, and improve the quality of life of children affected with Primary Immunodeficiency.

Funding: up to $25K / yr for up to 2 years.

(Applications accepted on a rolling basis) Note: please contact Research Authority if planning to submit - overhead not covered

http://www.jmfworld.com/medical/research-grants/research-grants-1

 

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: Range of previously funded projects $30K-$175K. 

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

 

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

 

Found Animals 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://www.michelsonprizeandgrants.org/

 

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

 

Simons Foundation: Targeted Grants in Mathematics and Physical Sciences - LOI

The program is intended to support high-risk projects of exceptional promise and scientific importance on a case-by-case basis. Funding: flexible, for up to 5 years.

https://www.simonsfoundation.org/funding/funding-opportunities/mathematics-physical-sciences/targeted-grants-in-mps/

 

Michael J. Fox Parkinson Research: Alpha–synuclein Imaging Prize

A $2 million prize to the first team to develop a viable selective alpha–synuclein PET tracer and agree to make that tracer available broadly

https://www.michaeljfox.org/research/imaging-prize.html

 

The Lymphatic Malformation Institute (LMI)

Focus: advancing the understanding of the lymphatic system and, specifically, of the rare lymphatic malformations, generalized lymphatic anomaly (GLA)/ Lymphangiomatosis and Gorham-Stout disease. Funding for 1 year.

Please Contact the research authority before applying (no overhead)

http://www.lmiresearch.org/funding-model/

 

Coalition to Cure Calpain 3: Research Grant

(Contact Research Authority if planning to submit- overhead)

Support for research for enabling further translational development that can lead to meaningful therapeutic approaches for limb-girdle muscular dystrophy, type 2A/calpainopathy (LGMD2A). In support of this goal C3 funds projects that are likely to expand the understanding of calpain 3 and LGMD2A disease.

http://www.curecalpain3.org/research/

 

Social Sciences, Education and Humanities:

 

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

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

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

 

Gerda Henkel Foundation: Small Grants in Historical Humanities

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

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

 

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 interdisciplinary 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

 

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/current/researchnetworking/

 

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

Applications will be considered on a continuing basis except to the Fire Research lab. 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 indicated for the following laboratories:

·         the Material Measurement Laboratory (MML);

·         the Physical Measurement Laboratory (PML);

·         the Engineering Laboratory (EL);

·         Fire Research (FR);

·         the Information Technology Laboratory (ITL);

·         the Communications Technology Laboratory (CTL);

·         the NIST Center for Neutron Research (NCNR);

·         the Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology (CNST);

·         the Special Programs Office (SPO);

·         the Standards Coordination Office (SCO);

·         the International and Academic Affairs Office (IAAO); and

·         the Associate Director for Laboratory Programs (ADLP).

https://www.nist.gov/sites/default/files/documents/2017/05/24/2016-nist-mse-01_amendment_nofo.pdf

 

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/