NYU Whitehead Fellowships for Junior Faculty

Sponsor:

New York University

Deadline:

Letter of Intent:  April 26, 2017

Application: June 1, 2017

Summary:

The New York University Whitehead Fellowships assist faculty in the early years of their independent research careers to conduct focused research projects in the biomedical and biological sciences and enhance their ability to compete successfully for external funds.

Eligibility:

The competition is open to applicants from all New York University units with faculty working in the biomedical sciences. At the time of application, applicants must be full-time, tenure track, nontenured faculty within five years of their first tenure track faculty appointment, including appointments at other institutions. Previous recipients of Whitehead Fellowships are ineligible to compete.

Available Funding:

Two grants will be awarded in 2017. Awards will be in an amount up to $30,000 for a one-year project period beginning September 1, 2017.

Link to Full RFP:

https://www.nyu.edu/content/dam/nyu/provost/documents/Research/2017_Whitehead_Fellowship.pdf

Innovative Basic Science Award

Sponsor:

American Diabetes Asociation

Deadline:

April 17, 2017 for anticipated January 1, 2018 funding. Electronic applications must be submitted online via the official Grant Management Site by 8:00 PM Eastern Time on the deadline date.

Summary:

These awards support basic research with novel and innovative hypotheses in any area relevant to the etiology or pathophysiology of diabetes and its complications that holds significant promise for advancing the prevention, cure or treatment of diabetes. Applications proposing high-risk projects with the potential for high-impact results are encouraged, as are studies that may not be sufficiently developed for traditional funding sources.

Eligibility:

Applicant must hold a Ph.D., M.D., Pharm.D., D.O. or D.P.M. degree or, for other health professionals, the equivalent doctoral-level health- or science-related degree and possess the necessary skills and training to carry out the proposed work. Awards are limited to institutions within the United States and U.S. possessions. At the time of application, applicants must hold a full-time independent faculty position or the equivalent at a university-affiliated research institution or other nonprofit research institution.

Available Funding:

Award Term: Up to 3 years
Maximum Funding: $115,000/year

Link to Full RFP:

http://professional.diabetes.org/sites/professional.diabetes.org/files/media/ibs_app_inst_1-18_final_updateddec2016docx.pdf

HIV & Drug Abuse Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute

Sponsor:
Hosted at Fordham University – Funded by the National Institutes of Health

Deadline:

March 15, 2017 – subject to availability of funds

Summary:
– Attend two summer training institutes with fully funded travel and
lodging beginning July 13 – 21, 2017 in New York City
– Receive a $20,000 grant to conduct a mentored research study that
will contribute to evidence-­based HIV & drug abuse research ethics
practice
– Join an international network of scholars examining current
challenges in HIV & drug abuse research ethics

Eligibility:

Early-Career Professionals

Applicants must have: (a) a medical or doctoral degree awarded between January 1, 2007 and December 31, 2016 in social, behavioral, public health or related fields, (b) demonstrated scholarship in HIV and drug abuse prevention research; (c) no more than 10 years post-doctoral experience; and (d) meet requirements to apply for NIH funding. Special attention will be given to those applicants whose proposed research ethics plan includes drug-using populations. Applicants are strongly encouraged to review the NIH HIV/AIDS Research Priorities when proposing research topics.

Anticipated Funding Amount: $20,00000

Link to Full RFP:

https://www.fordham.edu/ethicsinstitute

Postdoctoral Enrichment Program (PDEP) – Burroughs Wellcome Fund

Sponsor:

Burroughs Wellcome Fund

Deadline:

January 17, 2017 (4:00 pm ET)

Summary:

The Burroughs Wellcome Fund has created the Postdoctoral Enrichment Program (PDEP) to support early career scientists who are under-represented minorities (i.e. American Indian or Alaska Native, Black or African American, Hispanic, or Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander).
PDEP awards a total of $60,000 over three years to postdocs in biomedical research, who are citizens of the United States or Canada, and hosted at a degree-granting institution in the United States or Canada.

Funding through PDEP expressly supports participation in the following activities:

  • Opportunities for the PDEP postdoctoral fellow to enhance their research productivity. Examples include travel and attendance to workshops, courses, and trainings in new techniques; or meetings and events that launch new collaborations and knowledge transfer.
  • Opportunities for the PDEP mentor to develop and provide mentoring resources at their home institution, to increase the research productivity and long-term career success of the postdoctoral fellow. Examples include career guidance discussions, research management trainings, or professional development in grant writing, communication, and other skills demanded of future principle investigators.
  • Opportunities for the PDEP mentor to attend an annual workshop of PDEP mentors hosted by the Burroughs Wellcome Fund.
  • Opportunities for the PDEP postdoc-mentor pair to participate in a national peer network of PDEP fellows to foster inter-institutional collaboration and greater community engagement.

Eligibility:

Applicants for the Postdoctoral Enrichment Award:

  • must have no more than 36 months of postdoctoral research experience (in a research laboratory) at the time of application and not be more than 5 years from his/her Ph.D.
  • must be nominated by a qualified mentor at the degree-granting institution (an institution includes its affiliated graduate and medical schools, hospitals, and research institutions) where the applicant will conduct the postdoctoral/fellowship training. Applications must be approved by an official responsible for sponsored programs (generally from the grants office, office of research, or office of sponsored programs) at the degree-granting institution
  • must have secured a postdoctoral position with funding (including support by the mentor’s existing research grants) at a degree-granting institution in the United States or Canada and must begin the postdoctoral position on or by the designated award commencement date
    n must be underrepresented minorities (i.e. American Indian or Alaska Native, Black or African American, Hispanic, or Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander)
  • must be citizens of the United States or Canada (at the time of application)
  • must devote at least 75% of time to research
    Individual underrepresented minority postdoctoral fellows conducting biomedical or medical research are eligible to apply. The program targets postdoctoral fellows with Ph.D.s in the biomedical or medical sciences. Applicants with M.D. degrees who have secured a postdoctoral research appointment beyond clinical fellowship will be considered for this program. DDS, DVM, and PharmD candidates may be eligible, but should contact BWF prior to applying. Proposals in health services research or involving large-scale clinical trials are ineligible.

Available Funding:

$60,000 over three years

Link to full RFP:

http://www.bwfund.org/grant-programs/diversity-science/postdoctoral-enrichment-program

Ceramics (CER)- NSF 16-597

Sponsor:

National Science Foundation

Deadline:

Proposals Accepted Anytime

Summary:

This program supports fundamental scientific research in ceramics (e.g., oxides, carbides, nitrides and borides), glass-ceramics, inorganic glasses, ceramic-based composites and inorganic carbon-based materials. Projects should be centered on experiments; inclusion of computational and theory components are encouraged. The objective of the program is to increase fundamental understanding and to develop predictive capabilities for relating synthesis, processing, and microstructure of these materials to their properties and ultimate performance in various environments and applications. Research to enhance or enable the discovery or creation of new ceramic materials is welcome. Development of new experimental techniques or novel approaches to carry out projects is encouraged. Topics supported include basic processes and mechanisms associated with nucleation and growth of thin films; bulk crystal growth; phase transformations and equilibria; morphology; surface modification; corrosion, interfaces and grain boundary structure; and defects.

Eligibility:

An investigator may only have one submission to CER at a given time. Since the Division of Materials Research (DMR) discourages the submission across DMR’s disciplinary research activity programs (also called individual investigator award or IIA programs) of more than one proposal during the DMR annual proposal-submission window each fall, contravening this guidance with a submission to CER in the July to December period AND a submission to another IIA program in the DMR window (as a PI or co-PI) may result in the CER proposal being returned without review. In addition, investigators must wait at least 12 months between submissions to CER. Failure to observe these submission constraints may lead to the CER proposal being returned without review. Investigators with proposals submitted to the DMREF, PREM, MRSEC, and MIP programs may have a concurrent CER submission.

Available Funding:

Anticipated Type of Award: Standard Grant or Continuing Grant

Estimated Number of Awards: Approximately 20, pending availability of funds.

Anticipated Funding Amount: $10,000,000, pending availability of funds.

Link to Full RFP:

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2016/nsf16597/nsf16597.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click

Smart and Connected Health (SCH)- NSF 16-601

Sponsor:

National Science Foundation

Deadline:

Full Proposal Deadline is December 08, 2016

Summary:

The goal of the Smart and Connected Health (SCH) Program is to accelerate the development and use of innovative approaches that would support the much needed transformation of healthcare from reactive and hospital-centered to preventive, proactive, evidence-based, person-centered and focused on well-being rather than disease. Approaches that partner technology-based solutions with biobehavioral health research are supported by multiple agencies of the federal government including the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The purpose of this program is to develop next generation health care solutions and encourage existing and new research communities to focus on breakthrough ideas in a variety of areas of value to health, such as sensor technology, networking, information and machine learning technology, decision support systems, modeling of behavioral and cognitive processes, as well as system and process modeling. Effective solutions must satisfy a multitude of constraints arising from clinical/medical needs, social interactions, cognitive limitations, barriers to behavioral change, heterogeneity of data, semantic mismatch and limitations of current cyberphysical systems. Such solutions demand multidisciplinary teams ready to address technical, behavioral and clinical issues ranging from fundamental science to clinical practice.

The purpose of this interagency program solicitation is the development of next generation health and healthcare research through high-risk, high-reward advances in the understanding of and applications in information science, technology, behavior, cognition, sensors, robotics, bioimaging, and engineering. Collaboration between academic, industry, non-profit and other organizations is strongly encouraged to establish better linkages between fundamental science, clinical practice and technology development, deployment and use. This solicitation is aligned with the visions (e.g., PCAST, NRC, IOM) calling for major changes in health and wellbeing as well as healthcare delivery and is aimed at the fundamental research to enable the change. Realizing the promise of disruptive transformation in health and healthcare will require well-coordinated, multi-disciplinary approaches that draw from the social, behavioral, and economic sciences, engineering, medicine, biology, and computer and information sciences.

One class of proposals will be considered in response to this solicitation, Integrative Projects (INT), with multi-disciplinary teams spanning 1 to 4 years.

Eligibility:

Who May Submit Proposals:

Proposals may only be submitted by the following:

  • Universities and Colleges – Universities and two- and four-year colleges (including community colleges) accredited in, and having a campus located in, the US acting on behalf of their faculty members. Such organizations also are referred to as academic institutions.
  • Non-profit, non-academic organizations: Independent museums, observatories, research labs, professional societies and similar organizations in the U.S. associated with educational or research activities.

Who May Serve as PI:

There are no restrictions or limits.

Available Funding:

Anticipated Type of Award: Standard Grant or Continuing Grant or Cooperative Agreement or other funding mechanism (depending on the needs of the particular awarding agency)

Estimated Number of Awards: 8 to 16

per year, subject to the availability of funds.

Anticipated Funding Amount: $11,000,000 to $20,000,000 will be invested in proposals submitted to this solicitation in FY 2017, subject to the availability of funds.

Link to Full RFP:

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2016/nsf16601/nsf16601.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click

NIDCR Mentored Career Development Award to Promote Diversity in the Dental, Oral and Craniofacial Research Workforce (K01)

Sponsor:

National Institutes of Health

Deadline:

Standard dates apply, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization. All types of non-AIDS applications allowed for this funding opportunity announcement are due on these dates.

Applicants are encouraged to apply early to allow adequate time to make any corrections to errors found in the application during the submission process by the due date.

Summary:

The purpose of this NIDCR Mentored Career Development Award is to enhance the diversity of the independently funded dental, oral and craniofacial research workforce by providing a mentored research experience for eligible postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty who are from groups that have been shown to be underrepresented in the basic and clinical biomedical, behavioral, and social sciences. This award provides salary and research support for a sustained period of protected time for intensive research career development under the guidance of an experienced mentor.

Eligibility:

Any candidate with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to carry out the proposed research as the Program Director/Principal Investigator (PD/PI) is invited to work with his/her mentor and organization to develop an application for support. Individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups as well as individuals with disabilities are always encouraged to apply for NIH support. Multiple PDs/PIs are not allowed.

By the time of award, the individual must be a citizen or a non-citizen national of the United States or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence (i.e., possess a currently valid Permanent Resident Card USCIS Form I-551, or other legal verification of such status.

Available Funding:

The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications.

Award budgets are composed of salary and other program-related expenses.

The total project period may not exceed 5 years.

Link to Full RFP:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-16-321.html

NIDCR Mentored Career Development Award to Promote Diversity in the Dental, Oral and Craniofacial Research Workforce (K01) – PAR-16-321

Sponsor:

National Institutes of Health

Deadline:

Open Date (Earliest Submission Date): September 12, 2016

Application Due Date: October 12, 2016

Summary:

The overall goal of the NIH Research Career Development program is to help ensure that a diverse pool of highly trained scientists is available in appropriate scientific disciplines to address the Nation’s biomedical, behavioral, and clinical research needs. In addition to this opportunity, NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs) support a variety of other mentored career development programs designed to foster the transition of new investigators to research independence. These other programs may be more suitable for particular candidates.  NIH also supports non-mentored career development programs for independent investigators. More information about Career programs may be found at the NIH Extramural Training Mechanisms website.

The goal the NIDCR Mentored Career Development Award (K01) is to enhance the diversity of the NIDCR funded research workforce by supporting eligible individuals from groups that have been shown to be underrepresented in the basic, translational, and clinical biomedical, behavioral, and social sciences, including those with disabilities and members of racial and ethnic groups. This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) provides salary and research support for a sustained period of “protected time” for intensive research career development under the guidance of an experienced mentor, or sponsor. The expectation is that through this sustained period of research career development and training, awardees will develop enhanced research capabilities in dental, oral and craniofacial sciences and be better prepared to compete for future research project grant (e.g. R03, R21, or R01) funding.

Eligibility:

Eligible Organizations:

  • Higher Education Institutions
  • Nonprofits Other Than Institutions of Higher Education
  • For-Profit Organizations
  • Governments
  • Other
  • Independent School Districts
  • Public Housing Authorities/Indian Housing Authorities
  • Native American Tribal Organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
  • Faith-based or Community-based Organizations
  • Regional Organizations

Any candidate with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to carry out the proposed research as the Program Director/Principal Investigator (PD/PI) is invited to work with his/her mentor and organization to develop an application for support. Individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups as well as individuals with disabilities are always encouraged to apply for NIH support. Multiple PDs/PIs are not allowed.

Available Funding:

NIDCR will contribute up to $ 100,000 per year toward the salary of the career award recipient.

NIDCR will contribute $25,000 per year toward the research development costs of the award recipient, which must be justified and consistent with the stage of development of the candidate and the proportion of time to be spent in research or career development activities.

The total project period may not exceed 5 years.

Link to Full RFP:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-16-321.html

100&Change

Sponsor:

The MacArthur Foundation

Deadline:

Must register on the 100&Change website by September 2, 2016

Proposals due by October 3, 2016

Summary:

A new competition launched today will award a $100 million grant to a single proposal designed to help solve a critical problem affecting people, places, or the planet. The Foundation’s competition, called 100&Change, is open to organizations working in any field of endeavor anywhere. Applicants must identify both the problem they are trying to solve, as well as their proposed solution. Competitive proposals will be meaningful, verifiable, durable, and feasible.

“Solving society’s most pressing problems isn’t easy, but we believe it can be done,” said MacArthur President Julia Stasch. “Potential solutions may go unnoticed or under resourced and are waiting to be brought to scale. Every three years, we plan to award $100 million to help make one of these solutions a reality. Through 100&Change, we want to inspire, encourage, and support other people’s ideas, here in our hometown Chicago, across the nation and around the world, about how to address major challenges and enable real progress toward a solution.”

The selection process for 100&Change is rigorous, fair, and transparent. Each valid proposal will be reviewed by a panel of expert judges from a variety of fields, and evaluated according to a strict set of criteria designed to favor proposals that maximize measurable impact in their chosen areas. Participants will receive feedback on their proposals from the judges.

“We believe that 100&Change can have a ripple effect beyond what a single $100 million grant enables,” said Cecilia Conrad, MacArthur’s Managing Director leading the competition. “Setting audacious goals is inspiring. Clear evidence of impact can encourage other funders to invest in solvable problems more broadly, and applicants who do not receive the $100 million grant will still receive valuable feedback on and attention to their ideas.”

Eligibility:

The Competition Sponsor welcomes Applications from eligible organizations or entities that have a recognized legal existence and structure under applicable law (State, Federal, or Country) and that are in good standing in the jurisdiction under which they are organized. The following types of organizations are eligible:

  • An organization under section 501(c)(3) and 509(a)(1) or (2) of the Internal Revenue Code (“IRC”) that has received a tax determination letter from the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”).
  • A private foundation under section 501(c)(3) of the IRC that has received a tax determination letter from the IRS.
  • A for-profit corporation organized under the laws of a State in the United States.
  • A benefit corporation, flexible purpose organization, or similar “hybrid” organization organized under the laws of a State in the United States.
  • A limited liability company or partnership organized under the laws of a State in the United States.
  • An organization organized under the laws of a foreign jurisdiction which has received a tax determination letter from the IRS or has been determined to be the equivalent of a section 501(c)(3) and 509(a)(1) or (2) organization by NGO Source or the MacArthur Foundation for which an equivalency determination has not expired.
  • An entity that is recognized under the law of the applicable jurisdiction as a non-governmental organization, an educational organization, a charitable organization, a social welfare organization, a not-for-profit organization, or similar-type entity that is not a for-profit organization or government agency.
  • A for-profit entity organized and in good standing under the laws of the local jurisdiction in which it operates.

Available Funding:

$100 million

Number of Awards: 1

Link to Full RFP:

https://www.100andchange.org/

Healthy Eating Research: Building Evidence to Prevent Childhood Obesity

Sponsor:

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)

Deadline:

August 3, 2016 (3:00 p.m. ET)
Concept papers due in RWJF online system.

August 17, 2016
Applicants notified as to whether or not they are invited to submit a full proposal.

October 12, 2016 (3:00 p.m. ET)
Invited full proposals due in RWJF online system.

Summary:

Healthy Eating Research: Building Evidence to Prevent Childhood Obesity is a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) national program. The program supports research on environmental and policy strategies with strong potential to promote healthy eating among children to prevent childhood obesity, especially among groups at highest risk for obesity: black, Latino, American Indian, Asian/Pacific Islander, and children who live in lower-income communities (urban, suburban, and/or rural). Findings are expected to advance RWJF’s efforts to help all children achieve a healthy weight, promote health equity, and build a Culture of Health.

This call for proposals (CFP) is for two types of awards aimed at providing advocates, decision-makers, and policymakers with evidence to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic. The award types are: Round 10 grants and RWJF New Connections grants awarded through the Healthy Eating Research program.

Eligibility:

Applicant organizations must be based in the United States or its territories.

The focus of this program is the United States; studies in other countries will be considered only to the extent that they may directly inform U.S. policy.

Available Funding:

Approximately $2.4 million will be awarded through Round 10. Each grant will award up to $190,000 for a maximum funding period of 18 months. Approximately one-third of the funds available under Round 10 will be earmarked for studies focused on any of the following underserved geographic locations or populations: 1) rural areas of the United States, including the Appalachian region as defined by the Appalachian Regional Commission; 2) Asian/Pacific Islanders; and 3) American Indians.

Link to Full RFP:

http://www.rwjf.org/en/library/funding-opportunities/2016/healthy-eating-research–building-evidence-to-prevent-childhood-.html?rid=9dKQKW9AuaJShPyr6hjDCi1dJ4qR3hrf&et_cid=507730