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Wenner-Gren Foundation: Anthropological Workshops and Conferences Grants

Grant Amount: Up to $20,000
Deadline: June 1, 2023
Category: Anthropology,
Additional Information

The Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research is committed to playing a leadership role in anthropology and thus helps anthropologists advance anthropological knowledge, build sustainable careers, and amplify the impact of anthropology on the broader world.

To that end, the foundation invites applications for its Conference and Workshop Grants program, which will award grants to support meetings and events that promote the development of inclusive communities of anthropologists and advance significant and innovative research. The program aims to help organizers make conferences and workshops more inclusive and accessible by covering costs for scholars who might not otherwise be able to attend. Grants of up to $20,000 will be awarded through the program. 

The foundation welcomes applications from teams of scholars, though the primary organizer must hold a doctorate in anthropology or a related field.

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Templeton World Charity Foundation: The Science of Religious and Spiritual Exercises

Grant Amount: Up to $260,000 for a Small Grant, or up to $500,000 for a Large Grant
Deadline: Expression of Interest to submit due July 2, 2023
Category: Science; Religion; Spirituality,
Additional Information

Templeton World Charity Foundation supports a diverse group of researchers to discover new knowledge, develop new tools, and launch new innovations that make a lasting impact on human flourishing. The foundation supports projects that will form a robust pipeline of innovations aimed at improving key aspects of human flourishing. Their strategy is not just about making interesting discoveries but also about translating those discoveries into practices that can be rigorously tested and launched for the benefit of individuals and communities.

The Science of Religious and Spiritual Exercises aims to fill gaps in the Foundation’s current portfolio of projects that expand the evidence base of religious and spiritual exercises’ impact on flourishing-related outcomes. The foundation is particularly interested in proposals on the following:
Investigations of the impact of practices from indigenous religious traditions or
Eastern religious traditions
Under-researched forms of contemplative practices, including but not limited to contemplation on mortality (such as Maranasati meditation and memento mori) or meditation in or about nature
Different forms of prayer, such as those that involve sacred texts (e.g., Lectio divina), visual images and icons, or self-reflection (e.g., prayer of Examen)
Social spiritual exercises, such as group meditation
Movement-based spiritual exercises
The foundation seeks projects that aim to:
Empirically investigate and evaluate the causal impact of specific religious and spiritual exercises or practices on flourishing-related outcomes
Identify and test potential mechanisms that mediate practices to their outcomes, as well as moderators that might influence those outcomes
Provide research data and evidence that can inform innovations in spiritual exercises so that more people can benefit from their practice

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Society of Family Planning Research Fund: Changemakers in Family Planning Grant (EDI-related)

Grant Amount: Up to $79,000
Deadline: June 5, 2023
Category: Diversity, Family planning; equity, Inclusion,
Additional Information

The Society of Family Planning invites applications for its Changemakers in Family Planning program. 

According to the fund, institutionalized racism, past and present, is a barrier to the full participation of people of color in science. This systematic maldistribution of resources, power, and opportunity negatively affects scholars of color who enter the academic sphere and the research produced. The science of family planning is no exception; the underrepresentation of people of color inhibits the generation of research on abortion and contraception.

The Changemakers in Family Planning grant aims to respond to institutionalized racism in family planning by providing dedicated support to scholars of color. Awardees will not be expected to conduct original research as part of this grant; rather, awardees will be granted support related to research interests, skills development, mentorship, and networking. The expected deliverable at the end of the award period is the completion of career development activities.

Specific support will be allocated over 18 months (September 1, 2023, through March 1, 2025) and includes up to $60,000 for salary support; up to $10,000 to help pay expenses directly related to participation in research skills development opportunities (e.g.,, program fees, travel expenses); $6,000 to support mentorship contracts (scope of work defined by the mentee) with two mentors ($3,000 each), one scholar-identified (background in family planning not required) and one matched to the scholar by SFPRF; complementary membership to the Society of Family Planning (SFP) for two years during the award period, and complimentary registration, hotel, and travel to attend the 2023 and 2024 SFP Annual Meetings.

To be eligible, applicants must self-identify as a person of color and have completed a terminal degree program within 10 years of applying. Grants are awarded to tax-exempt nonprofit entities as defined by section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

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Simons Foundation: Awards in Mathematics & Physical Sciences, Software Research, Equity & Diversity (multiple opportunities)

Grant Amount: Varies, See Below
Deadline: Varies, see below
Category: Mathematics; Physical Science; Equity and Inclusion,
Additional Information

Scientific Software Research Faculty Award
Amount: 5 years of 50% of salary plus yearly $50,000 ($250,000)
Deadline: LOI due December 8, 2023

The Simons Foundation invites applications for funding to support new research professor positions in existing academic departments (the “host institutions”) to be filled by scientific software-focused researchers. The SSRF Award will support researchers who have a strong track record of leadership in scientific software development. The aim of this program is to stimulate the development and maintenance of core scientific software infrastructure in academic environments through creating a new, long-term, faculty-level career path. 
Applicants must have a Ph.D. (or equivalent degree) in mathematics, astronomy or theoretical physics and have played a leading role in developing or maintaining scientific software in one or more of these fields. 

SEED Program (EDI-related)
Amount: $300,000 over three years
Deadline: Rolling

The SFARI Supplement to Enhance Equity and Diversity (SEED) is a program that provides supplements to existing grants for the recruitment of new lab members from American underrepresented minority groups at the postdoctoral level. For the purposes of this supplement, eligible groups include the following: African American/Black; Latin American/Hispanic; Native American/Alaskan Native; Native Hawaiian/other Pacific Islander (including Filipino).
The goal of this award is to increase diversity and fight inequity. SFARI Principal Investigators (PIs) are encouraged to recruit candidates for this supplement not only at their home institution, but also at historically Black colleges and universities and other institutions with high minority enrollment.

Targeted Grants in Mathematics and Physical Sciences
Amount: Funding and duration is flexible. Should be based on the type of support requested Deadline: Rolling, LOI submission required

The program is intended to support high-risk theoretical mathematics, physics and computer science projects of exceptional promise and scientific importance on a case-by-case basis.
Applications may be submitted by established U.S. and foreign public and private educational institutions and stand-alone research centers. PIs and co-Investigators must have a Ph.D. and a tenure-track or tenured position at said institutions or centers at the time of application. There are no citizenship or department requirements for PIs. 

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Roy A. Hunt Foundation: Environment Initiative Grants

Grant Amount: $25,000 - $75,000
Deadline: Letter of Intent due June 19, 2023
Category: Biodiversity; environment; climate; energy; water; waste,
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The Hunt Foundation envisions a natural environment that is understood and respected as a web of interconnections of which human beings are a part, where people live in harmony within the Earth’s ecological systems, where biodiversity is preserved as an integral component of economic and technological progress, and where human impact on Earth serves to maintain sustainable processes.

The foundation supports strategic activities that create incentives for environmentally responsible decisions in the private sector. The Environment Committee will consider grant requests for specific projects or programs that improve the environment at a multi-state, national, and/or systems level. Typical costs funded include project management, contracted services, education and outreach programs, applied research, and innovations that could lead to public policy solutions. Foundation priorities are:

Climate and Energy – To reduce the consequences of climate change in the United States, primarily through:
Increasing the affordability and use of cleaner and renewable energy sources, and
Reducing demand for carbon-intensive energy sources and carbon-intensive goods and services
Toxics and Waste – To reduce damage to the environment and human health caused by the manufacture, use, and disposal of consumer and industrial products. Typical strategies include green chemistry, sustainable design, sustainable manufacturing, and product stewardship.

Clean Water – To protect and restore the quality of freshwater, coastal, and nearby oceanic areas of the United States.

The Foundation prefers strategies that:
Promote incentives and other private sector economic levers to encourage environmentally responsible decisions
Encourage compatibility between environmental protection, economic development, and technical innovations
Create opportunities for collaborative, cross-sector problem-solving; including action plans, certifications, and assessment tools
Create methods for individuals and community groups to be better environmental stewards

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Research Corporation for Science Advancement: Cottrell Scholar Awards in Chemistry, Physics, & Astronomy (early career)

Grant Amount: $120,000 over three years
Deadline: July 1, 2023
Category: astronomy, Chemistry, Physics,
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The Cottrell Scholar Award honors and helps to develop outstanding teacher-scholars who are recognized by their scientific communities for the quality and innovation of their research programs and their academic leadership skills. The Cottrell Scholar Award provides entry into a national community of outstanding scholar-educators who produce significant research and educational outcomes.

CSA proposals contain a research plan, an educational plan, and a clear statement on how the applicant will become an outstanding teacher-scholar with strong academic citizenship skills. Proposal plans must be for a period of three years. The ability of applicants to mount a strong and innovative research program, achieve excellence in education, and develop effective academic citizenship skills are key criteria in the selection process.

The Cottrell Scholar Award is available to early career faculty at U.S. and Canadian research universities and primarily undergraduate institutions. Eligible applicants are tenure-track faculty who hold primary or courtesy appointments in chemistry, physics, or astronomy departments that offer bachelor’s and/or graduate degrees in the applicant’s discipline. For the 2023 proposal cycle, eligibility is limited to faculty members who started their first tenure-track appointment anytime in calendar year 2020. 

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Foundation for Child Development: Young Scholars Program (early-career)

Grant Amount: Up to $225,000 over 2-3 years
Deadline: Letter of Intent due June 13, 2023
Category: Child care; education,
Additional Information

The Young Scholars Program (YSP) supports scholarship for early-career researchers. The program funds implementation research that is policy- and practice-relevant and that examines the preparation, competency, compensation, well-being, and ongoing professional learning of the early care and education (ECE) workforce.

The Foundation believes that a deeper understanding of the role of ECE professionals in enhancing young children’s early learning experiences can ultimately improve the chances for all children to reach their full potential.

All proposed research must have primary questions that are relevant to the ECE workforce. All supported research questions must support scientific inquiry into the implementation of specific ECE programs, policies, or practices. While substantial research has focused on examining what constitutes high-quality early learning experiences and the impact of policies and programs to identify “what works,” implementation research is needed to better understand how to bring about high-quality experiences for different groups of children, across different settings and contexts. Finally, all supported research must have a clear connection to programs, policies, and practices that have the potential to result in a positive impact on the ECE workforce and on the young children in the YSP priority populations.

Scholars will become part of a growing network of the next generation of researchers whose work has the potential to strengthen the ECE workforce and improve the quality of services provided to young children and their families.

Eligible researchers must have received their doctoral degrees (e.g., Ph.D., Ed.D., Psy.D., J.D., etc.) between January 1, 2014 and June 30, 2022. Physician applicants must have received their M.D. degrees between January 1, 2011 and June 30, 2022.

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Craig H. Neilsen Foundation: Spinal Cord Injury Research Grants

Grant Amount: Up to $800,000
Deadline: Letter of Intent due June 9, 2023
Category: Spinal Cord Injury,
Additional Information

The Craig H. Neilsen Foundation invites applications for its Spinal Cord Injury Research on the Translational Spectrum (SCIRTS) grants program. Through the program, grants will be awarded to novel approaches to improving function and developing curative therapies after SCI. SCIRTS Grants support research projects that include but are not limited to the following areas: 

Mechanistic Research: Including the development of novel strategies aimed at neuroprotection and/or elucidation of the pathological mechanisms that occur after SCI; pathophysiology of the injured spinal cord; promotion of neuronal survival, axonal regeneration, synaptogenesis, myelination, and functional connectivity after SCI; transplantation strategies for SCI recovery; pharmacological therapies to improve function after SCI; bioengineering solutions to improve function in persons with SCI; and chronic SCI treatment and issues related to aging with SCI. 

Preclinical, Translational Research: Research that will enable future clinical trials, such as the effects of SCI and novel interventions on sensory and motor function; use of preclinical models of SCI to develop interventions to alleviate complications of SCI including, bowel, bladder, sexual, and other autonomic dysfunctions, respiratory dysfunction, neuropathic pain, pressure sores, osteoporosis, and the effects of aging with SCI; and trial-enabling studies, (e.g., to confirm the mechanism of action for novel therapeutics, dosing, toxicity, etc.). 

Clinical Research: Includes studies to establish the natural history and progression of functional outcomes over time after SCI; efforts to develop and validate outcome measures needed to facilitate definitive clinical trials in SCI populations; and testing  innovative rehabilitation strategies and devices in persons with SCI.

Three types of grants will be awarded: 

Postdoctoral Fellowships: Grants of $100,00 per year for up to two years will be awarded to encourage early-career training and specialization in spinal cord injury research.

Pilot Research Grants: Grants of up to $200,000 per year for up to two years will be awarded to establish new investigators in spinal cord injury research and assume the risk inherent when established investigators undertake new directions in their work.

Senior Research Grants: Grants of up to $800,000 over up to three years will be awarded to encourage senior-level investigators to expand the scope of their work into new directions through targeted studies with high potential to move the field forward.

Eligible candidates must have a doctoral or equivalent terminal degree such as an MD, DVM, or PhD and conduct research at a nonprofit academic and/or research institution or rehabilitation facility in the United States or Canada. 

Letters of intent must be received by June 9, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. ET. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full application, due November 10, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. ET.

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Chan Zuckerberg Initiative: Collaborative Pairs Pilot Project Awards in Neurodegenerative Disease and Neuroscience

Grant Amount: $200,000 over 18 months
Deadline: LOI due June 22, 2023
Category: Neurodegenerative Disease, Neuroscience,
Additional Information

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative invites applications for the second cycle of the Collaborative Pairs Pilot Project Awards to support pairs of investigators and their teams to explore innovative, interdisciplinary approaches to address critical  for collaborative pilot projects to explore innovative, interdisciplinary approaches to address critical challenges in the fields of neurodegenerative disease and fundamental neuroscience.

Phase 1 of the Collaborative Pairs grants RFA will provide seed funds for new interdisciplinary collaborations involving a pair of investigators and their labs to pursue a pilot project towards addressing a critical gap in the field (see section on scope below). Each pair is required to include at least one early or mid-career researcher (less than 10 years in an independent academic PI role). Collaborative Pairs projects will be funded for 18 months ($200,00 total costs/collaboration) for a pilot phase where teams will generate tools and data and further develop their project proposal and team, with the main goal being the development of a project plan for Phase 2.

In Phase 2, Collaborative Pairs teams that received pilot project funding and have successfully progressed their project will be eligible to apply for an acceleration grant award of $400,000 total costs/year/pair for four years ($1.6 million total) to build on the work done in the pilot phase.

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Burroughs Wellcome Fund: Climate Change and Human Health Seed Grants

Grant Amount: Range from $2,500 - $50,000
Deadline: July 12, 2023
Category: Climate Change,
Additional Information

The Burroughs Wellcome Fund aims to stimulate the growth of new connections between scholars working in largely disconnected fields who might together change the course of climate change’s impact on human health. Over the next two years, BWF will dedicate $1M to supporting small, early-stage grants of $2,500 – $50,000 toward achieving this goal.

Proposals will be accepted on a rolling basis through July 12, 2023. After review, we will support, decline, or send proposals back to applicants for revision, but may hold some proposals over for a future review. Recommended revisions may include suggestions that separate groups of applicants submitting similar proposals work together to develop a single proposal or that applicants consider becoming involved in efforts aligned with work funded in earlier quarters.

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Smith Richardson Foundation: Strategy & Policy Fellows Program

Grant Amount: $60,000
Deadline: June 15, 2023
Category: Foreign policy; international relations; military policy; international security,
Additional Information

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

The purpose of the program is to strengthen the U.S. community of scholars and researchers conducting policy analysis in these fields.

The Foundation will award at least three research grants of $60,000 each to enable the recipients to research and write a book. Within the academic community, this program supports junior or adjunct faculty, research associates, and post-docs who are engaged in policy-relevant research and writing. Within the think tank community, the program supports members of the rising generation of policy thinkers who are focused on U.S. strategic and foreign policy issues.

Applicants must be an employee or affiliate of either an academic institution or a think tank.

Please note that the Fellowship program will only consider single-author book projects. It will not consider collaborative projects (e.g., edited or multi-authored books, conference volumes or reports, or a collection of previously published articles, chapters or essays.)

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Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative: 2023 Cross-Species Studies of ASD

Grant Amount: Up to $1.2 Million over 2-3 years
Deadline: June 15, 2023
Category: Autism; Research; Animal research,
Additional Information

The mission of the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI) is to improve the understanding, diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) by funding innovative research of the highest quality and relevance.

Grants awarded through the Cross-Species Studies of ASD request for applications (RFA) are intended to support multi-disciplinary teams of PIs with expertise in both human and animal research to perform coordinated cross-species studies to advance our understanding of ASD-relevant behaviors and their underlying neurobiological mechanisms, with the potential for developing novel biomarkers or interventions.

Applicants may request a maximum of $400,000, inclusive of 20 percent indirect costs, for each year of funding over a period of two (2) to three (3) years.

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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Data Visualization of Structural Racism and Place

Grant Amount: Typically range from $100,000 to $250,000
Deadline: June 2, 2023
Category: Health equity; racial equity,
Additional Information

Data has been instrumental in increasing understanding of the concept of place and its impact on health inequities—how the distance of a few miles can mean a 10-year drop in life expectancy is a tangible reference point used by many today.

Based on the difference data visualizations have made in showing the connections between place and health, RWJF is seeking new efforts by interdisciplinary teams to create data visualizations of the impacts of structural racism on communities, so they may be used to communicate data clearly in advocacy for health and racial equity. A combined total of up to $2 million is available to up to 8 teams that each consist of:
Researchers/data producers,
Data scientists,
Communications experts,
Designers, and
National social change networks/alliances or
National-level social change organizations
Collaboration across sectors is essential for success, since many perspectives are needed to effectively communicate the nuanced and varied impact structural racism has across a community—from physical aspects such as water infrastructure and parks to more social aspects such as a feeling of belonging.

Please contact Lynn Wong or before applying for this opportunity. The University may only submit one application. The VPR Office is currently building an internal competition to make our one allowable institutional selection.

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One Mind Institute: Rising Star Awards in Neuropsychiatric Disorders

Grant Amount: $300,000
Deadline: June 1, 2023
Category: Neurology; Psychiatry,
Additional Information

One Mind launched the Rising Star Awards in 2005 under the fundamental principle that cutting edge, high-risk research would allow us to find the breakthroughs to accelerate cures for the neuropsychiatric illnesses that affect 1 in 4 people worldwide. Knowing that 90% of these conditions are treatable, One Mind wanted to create a highly impactful grant that enables the researcher to think outside of the box and pursue research that might not otherwise be federally funded. Each One Mind Rising Star Award winner receives $300,000 over a three-year period to fund research for their studies, catalyzing innovation and encouraging collaboration and data sharing.

One Mind is offering three (3) 2023 One Mind Rising Star Awards to advance rigorous, evidence-based scientific research with great potential to benefit people living with psychiatric disorders and the mental healthcare system.

The three awards are:
2023 One Mind–Ben Langford and Nicholas Hall Rising Star Award
2023 One Mind–Luther Family Rising Star Award
2023 One Mind–Russ and Stephanie Deyo Rising Star Award

The awardees will be selected by One Mind’s Scientific Advisory Board based on their academic credentials, research productivity, research proposal, and leadership potential. Applications are due by Thursday, June 1, 2023.

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Michelson Prizes: Next Generation Grants in Human Immunology

Grant Amount: $150,000
Deadline: June 11, 2023
Category: Immunology; vaccines; immunotherapy,
Additional Information

The Michelson Prizes focus on transformative research in human immunology with trans-disease applications to accelerate vaccine and immunotherapy discovery. Reviewers will be looking for research aimed at tackling current roadblocks in human vaccine development and expanding our limited understanding of key immune processes that are fundamental to successful vaccine and immunotherapy discovery.

Projects should propose innovative ideas and approaches that can be applied across disease areas and states. Projects should have the potential to significantly expand our understanding of the human immune system and accelerate the development of vaccines, diagnostics, and immunotherapies.

While the Michelson Prizes are focused on research in the fields of immunology, vaccine and immunotherapy discovery, applicants from the full spectrum of related disciplines, including clinical research, biochemistry, microbiome, molecular biology, protein engineering, computer science, artificial intelligence/machine learning, biophysics, environmental health, nanotechnology, etc., are encouraged to apply.

Applicants born before June 12, 1987 are not eligible to apply.

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March of Dimes: Basil O’Connor Starter Scholar Research Awards in Maternal/Fetal Medicine

Grant Amount: $150,000 over two years
Deadline: June 9, 2023
Category: Pediatrics; Maternal/fetal medicine,
Additional Information

This award is comprised of a $150,000 grant over a two-year period. It prioritizes investigators proposing to conduct impactful research studies that will advance our translational understanding of, or lead to improved clinical treatment of, any serious medical conditions that affect the health of a woman’s pregnancy or the health of mothers and newborns in the first year postpartum.

Reflective of the March of Dimes mission, applications should focus on preterm birth and health equity. They should clearly outline a path from discovery to functional studies to clinical translation, with the eventual goal to cure or greatly mitigate conditions that adversely impact the health of pregnant women and newborns.

This award is open to MD or MD/PhD applicants should be four to nine years past the last year of clinical training required for medical specialty board certification and must hold a full-time tenure-track faculty position (or equivalent) at their current U. S. based institution. Those who have previously submitted an application to the Basil O’Connor program are not eligible for resubmission.

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Grammy Foundation: Scientific Research in Music and Preservation Projects (multiple opportunities)

Grant Amount: $20,000
Deadline: Letters of Intent due June 2, 2023
Category: Music; Music research; audio preservation,
Additional Information

With funding generously provided by The Recording Academy, the GRAMMY Museum Grants Program awards grants each year to organizations and individuals to support efforts that advance the archiving and preservation of the music and recorded sound heritage of North America, and research projects related to the impact of music on the human condition.

Scientific Research Projects
Each year, the GRAMMY Museum Grant Program awards grants to organizations and individuals to support research on the impact of music on the human condition. Examples might include the study of the effects of music on mood, cognition and healing, as well as the medical and occupational well-being of music professionals, and the creative process underlying music. Priority is given to projects with strong methodological design and innovative research questions. Award amount is $20,000.

Preservation Projects
The GRAMMY Museum Grant Program awards grants to organizations and individuals to support efforts that advance the archiving and preservation of the music and recorded sound heritage of the Americas. Award amount is $20,000

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Chan Zuckerberg Initiative: Measuring Metabolism Across Scales

Grant Amount: $250,000 to $500,000
Deadline: June 1, 2023
Category: Human biology; Metabolism; Genetics,
Additional Information

This RFA aims to accelerate innovative discoveries in metabolism and metabolic physiology in health and disease. It is explicitly aimed at addressing the mechanisms of metabolism, including its dynamics and resolution, molecular drivers, and the effects of genetic and environmental risk factors on relevant sub-cellular and cellular properties and interactions, and precisely mapping metabolic changes and states across various scales using a broad range of technologies. Projects should aim to use diverse experimental systems beyond immortalized cell lines to ensure the broadest possible insights into cellular and organelle biology.

The opportunity also aims to support new collaborative teams focused on bridging multiple biology fields to accelerate metabolism research and the development of new tools to measure human biology. Teams may include up to a total of three PIs with at least one PI with expertise in metabolism, metabolic reprogramming and/or homeostasis, organelle biology, metabolomics tools, or any other related field.

Grants will be awarded at two levels:
Focused Projects: Exploratory, risky technology development strategies
Expanded Projects: Hypothesis-driven biological questions that rely on applying, scaling and/or improving existing technology to measure metabolism across organelles and cells.
These grants are not intended to support translational research, clinical trials, or drug development.

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Wellcome: Mental Health Award: Finding the Right Treatment, for the Right People, at the Right Time for Anxiety and Depression

Grant Amount: $6.2 Million, up to 5 years
Deadline: Preliminary application Due June 7, 2023
Category: Mental Health; Depression; Anxiety,
Additional Information

As part of our new strategic focus, Wellcome aims to drive a transformative change in the ability to intervene as early as possible in the course of anxiety and depression, broadly defined, in ways prioritised by the people who experience them. This work involves advancing scientific understanding of how brain, body and environment interact in the course and resolution of these conditions; finding new and improved ways to predict, identify, and stratify groups of people so that we can provide more timely and personalised interventions; and finding new and improved ways of intervening.

Through this call, Wellcome aims to foster the field of stratification in mental health research by encouraging applications from multi-disciplinary teams from diverse settings, both geographical and in terms of level of resource. They are also looking to encourage equitable collaborations between low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) and high-income countries (HICs) so that findings may be applicable globally.

Use of stratification approaches have the potential to identify the sub-groups of individuals that will benefit most from a targeted pharmacological or non-pharmacological treatment. Furthermore, stratification of people with mental health conditions will enable early intervention with the potential to alter trajectories of these conditions and have maximum impact on people’s lives.

In this call, Wellcome aims to advance stratification in anxiety and/or depression, through funding further validation of promising biological, psychological, social and digital markers, whether alone or in combination with observable or behavioural characteristics, with a goal to enable early identification of sub-groups and targeted treatment.

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Social Science Research Council: Women in Economics Research Consortium

Grant Amount: Up to $200,000
Deadline: Rolling
Category: Economics; Social Sciences,
Additional Information

The CSWEP-SSRC Women in Economics Research Consortium invites proposals to rigorously evaluate potentially scalable interventions designed to increase the numbers and success of women in the economics profession. They particularly encourage proposals that involve collaborations with implementing partners on college and university campuses.

The SSRC also encourages replications of previously evaluated interventions, especially replications that evaluate the scalability and external validity of previously evaluated interventions. Projects may begin as early as September 2023 and have timelines of up to 18 months. (No-cost extensions will be available to enable longer periods of observation). Budgets should not exceed $200,000 in total costs, with indirect costs not exceeding a total of 10% of direct costs.

Proposals will be reviewed by external reviewers chosen in consultation with CSWEP leadership. Proposals will be reviewed and award decisions will be made on a rolling basis; applicants are encouraged to submit proposals earlier rather than later.

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Helen Hay Whitney Foundation: Early Postdoctoral Research Grants in Basic Biomedical Sciences

Grant Amount: $210,000 in stipends, $4,500 Research Allowance over three years
Deadline: June 15, 2023
Category: Biomedical Science; Early career,
Additional Information

o attain its ultimate goal of increasing the number of imaginative, well-trained and dedicated medical scientists, the Foundation grants financial support of sufficient duration to help further the careers of young men and women engaged in biological or medical research.

Candidates who hold, or are in the final stages of obtaining a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree and are seeking beginning postdoctoral training in basic biomedical research are eligible to apply for a fellowship. The Foundation accepts applications from candidates who have no more than ONE year of postdoctoral research experience at the time of the deadline for submitting the application (June 15, 2023), and who have received a Ph.D. (or D.Phil. or equivalent) degree no more than TWO years before the deadline, or an M.D. degree no more than THREE years before the deadline.

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American Philosophical Association: Diversity & Inclusiveness in Philosophy

Grant Amount: Up to $20,000
Deadline: June 30, 2023
Category: Philosophy,
Additional Information

The American Philosophical Association, in keeping with its mission and goals and the association’s longstanding commitment to addressing philosophy’s serious lack of demographic diversity, will make available up to $20,000 in fiscal year 2024 to fund one or two projects aiming to increase the presence and participation of women, racial and ethnic minorities, LGBTQ+ people, people with disabilities, people of low socioeconomic status, and other underrepresented groups at all levels of philosophy. The APA board of officers strongly prefers proposals that convincingly demonstrate their potential to decisively impact diversity and inclusion within philosophy.

As the APA operates primarily in the US and Canada, programs must have a clear application to diversity in a US/Canada context. The board wishes to express its particular interest in supporting programs that explicitly address more than one type of diversity (e.g., gender and race/ethnicity). The board will give preference to projects based at under-resourced institutions.

All APA members are invited to submit proposals.

The APA board anticipates funding one project at $20,000 or two projects at $10,000 each through this program in FY2024. The board of officers will review proposals and make funding decisions in November 2023. Proposed projects should commence no earlier than January 1, 2024. The APA will disburse grant funds by June 30, 2024.

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Harrington Discovery Institute: Harrington Scholar-Innovator Grant Program

Grant Amount: $100,000, plus opportunity to qualify for up to $1.1 Million
Deadline: Letter of Inquiry Due June 5, 2023
Category: Drug development; healthcare quality,
Additional Information

The Harrington Scholar-Innovator Award recognizes outstanding physician-scientists whose work has potential to advance standard of care. Each year up to 12 Harrington Scholar-Innovators are chosen.

The award selection committee seeks breakthrough discoveries defined by innovation, creativity and potential for clinical impact, including:
Discoveries deemed to address unmet medical needs
Modulators of novel targets
Potential to be developed into a commercial program
Strong intellectual property (IP) or protection strategy
May be a small molecule, biologic, or other therapeutic modality
Diagnostics or devices only acceptable as part of a therapeutic development project
The two-year grant includes:
$100,000 guaranteed, opportunity to qualify for up to $1,100,000
Drug development expertise and project management support
A personalized team of drug developers and project manager for each award recipient
Expert business, commercialization and clinical development advice
Regulatory assistance
Intellectual property (IP) review and advice
Assistance identifying and securing additional financial support based on project needs
To be eligible, the applicant must hold a MD or MD/PhD (or equivalent), faculty position at an accredited academic medical center, university or research institution in the US or Canada, and conduct the majority of his/her/their research at that institution. A project must have a single Principal Investigator (PI), who is responsible for project oversight and financial management. The PI may engage collaborators, core labs or commercial CROs to execute any portion of the project.
Past recipients of Harrington awards may submit new and distinct proposals, but may not seek additional support for previously funded projects.

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American Psychological Foundation: Ethics Research, Risk Management Research

Grant Amount: $5,000
Deadline: June 1, 2023
Category: Psychology,
Additional Information

In honor of Eric A. Harris, EdD, JD, the American Psychological Foundation welcomes applications for its APF/The Trust Grant.

Through the program, a grant of $5,000 will be awarded to a career psychologist or graduate student in support of research or projects in ethics and risk management.

To be eligible, applicants must be graduate students or early-career psychologists (no more than 10 years postdoctoral) and be affiliated with a nonprofit charitable, educational, or scientific institution or governmental entity operating exclusively for a charitable or educational purpose.

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Amazon Web Services: AWS Imagine Grants

Grant Amount: Up to $150,000
Deadline: Round one applications due June 1, 2023
Additional Information

Amazon Web Services invites applications for its AWS Imagine Grant, a public grant opportunity open to registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations in the United States using cloud technology to accelerate their missions.

AWS aims to empower nonprofit organizations to prioritize technology as a mission-critical component of their projects and support organizations pursuing technology-driven goals. As part of the program, AWS seeks proposals for pilot projects, proofs of concept, or existing programs that utilize technology in a new or expanded way. The program offers two distinct award categories for nonprofits to receive support based on their organizational goals and the stage in their technology adoption journeys:

The Go Further, Faster Award: Supports highly innovative projects that leverage the cloud. These projects will potentially produce scaled, repeatable solutions and may impact an entire industry or field. They will be force multipliers for organizations and will include the application of and/or seek integrations with advanced cloud services, such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), high-performance computing, the Internet of Things (IoT), and more. This award package includes up to $150,000 of unrestricted financial support, up to $100,000 in AWS promotional credit, project implementation guidance from AWS technical specialist(s), access to AWS training and support, and an opportunity for AWS marketing promotion.

The Momentum to Modernize Award: Provides funding for transformational infrastructure projects, such as migrating servers to the cloud and modernizing new and existing applications. Nonprofit organizations with specific workloads and outcomes that meet the program criteria are welcome to apply. Projects may include application migration and optimization, net-new application development, database migration and centralization, infrastructure expansion, and more. This award package includes up to $50,000 of unrestricted financial support, up to $20,000 in AWS promotional credit, project implementation guidance from AWS technical specialist(s), access to AWS training and support, and an opportunity for AWS marketing promotion.

Round one applications will be accepted between May 1, 2023, and June 1, 2023, and selected applicants will be invited to submit round two applications, due September 15, 2023.

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Vilcek Foundation: 2024 Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science and Design

Grant Amount: $50,000
Deadline: June 12, 2023
Category: Biomedical Science; Design,
Additional Information

The Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise support emerging to mid-career immigrant professionals who have demonstrated exceptional achievements early in their careers.

Three prizes of $50,000 each will be awarded to immigrant professionals in each of two categories: Biomedical Science and Design.

The Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise recognize rising foreign-born scientists and designers whose work shows promise for further development, and represents a significant contribution to their field. The prizes celebrate the contributions of immigrants to the arts and sciences, and raise awareness of the importance of immigration for a robust society.

To be eligible, applicants must have been born on or after January 1, 1985. Limited exceptions will be made for applicants who have experienced career interruptions due to caregiving, medical, military, or parental leave. DACA recipients and asylum seekers are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Borealis Philanthropy Fund for Trans Generations: Trans-led Rapid Response Project Grants

Grant Amount: $10,000
Deadline: Rolling
Category: Transgender,
Additional Information

The Borealis Philanthropy Fund for Trans Generations invests in trans-led organizing to support a future where transgender, gender non-conforming, and nonbinary people live with freedom, safety, and self-determination.

The FTG provides significant resources to emerging trans-led groups with limited access to national funding streams. The FTG prioritizes funding for organizations addressing health and healing, education, anti-violence, employment, housing, criminalization, leadership development, grassroots organizing, movement building, mutual aid and direct services, and arts and culture.

At this moment, the FTG has only rapid response funding available. The FTG rapid response fund will provide support for situations that require immediate response and for proactive activities that pursue strategic opportunities.

Organizations and fiscally sponsored projects based in trans communities that are facing high levels of harm and who have limited access to foundation support will be prioritized. Request examples may include the following: communications, advocacy, and organizing training to defeat anti-trans legislation; direct actions that confront transphobic legislation, attempts to dismantle trans protection, or other activities aimed at harming trans communities; travel support for a timely trans convening or training opportunity; and a new project or network that is doing proactive movement-building work and needs support to lay the groundwork for this.

Project budgets should not exceed $600,000; a project based at an organization with a budget larger than $600,000 may apply as long as it is trans-led. Organizations or projects may apply for a rapid response grant at any time and receive only one grant every 12 months. Grant amounts will not exceed $10,000 per organization, with an average size grant being $3,000 to $5,000.

To be eligible, organizations or projects must be trans-led, and organizations must be tax-exempt as defined by section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or fiscally sponsored. Projects must be based in the United States and U.S. territories.

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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Evidence For Action: Innovative Research to Advance Racial Equity

Grant Amount: Commensurate with Project Scope
Deadline: Rolling
Category: Health Policy, Racial Equity, Research,
Additional Information

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has issued a call for proposals for Evidence for Action: Innovative Research to Advance Racial Equity.

Evidence for Action (E4A), a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, funds research that expands the evidence needed to build a Culture of Health, emphasizing advancing racial equity. According to RWJF, achieving racial equity is impossible without focusing on the foundational and structural drivers of health, often referred to as the social determinants of health (e.g., housing, education, built environment, economic opportunity, law enforcement, and others). Therefore, the fund partners with researchers, practitioners, community leaders, advocates, and policy makers to develop evidence about what works to dismantle or remedy unjust systems and practices and produce more equitable outcomes for people and communities of color.

Evidence for Action prioritizes research to evaluate specific interventions (e.g., policies, programs, practices) that have the potential to counteract the harms of structural and systemic racism and improve health, well-being, and equity outcomes. The foundation is concerned both with the direct impacts of structural racism on the health and well-being of people and communities of color (e.g., Black, Latina/o/x, Indigenous, Asian, Pacific Islander people, and other races and ethnicities)—as well as how racism intersects with other forms of marginalization, such as having low income, being an immigrant, having a disability, or identifying as LGBTQ+ or a gender minority.

This funding is focused on studies about upstream causes of health inequities, such as the systems, structures, laws, policies, norms, and practices that determine the distribution of resources and opportunities, which in turn influence individuals’ options and behaviors. Research should center on the needs and experiences of communities exhibiting the greatest health burdens and be motivated by real-world priorities. It should be able to inform a specific course of action and/or establish beneficial practices, not stop characterizing or documenting a problem’s extent.

Please contact Lynn Wong if you are interested in applying for this opportunity.

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Transformational Partnerships Fund: Institutions of Higher Education Exploration Grants

Grant Amount: Up to $100,000
Deadline: Rolling
Additional Information

Institutions of higher education (IHEs) face a complex set of financial, technological, political, social and demographic challenges that have intensified significantly over the last decade.

Traditional focus on revenue generation has failed to address the fundamental need many institutions of higher education have to transform their educational and business models in ways that can help drive student success and social mobility, especially for students of color, students from low-income families, and other underserved populations.

The Transformational Partnerships Fund helps institutions explore partnerships in a thoughtful, timely way by offering:

  • A safe, confidential space for IHEs to discuss and explore strategic partnerships;
  • Information about the continuum of partnership options and support in identifying the strategies best suited to each institution’s unique circumstances;
  • Referrals to appropriate experts who are well-versed in academic partnerships;
  • Catalytic grants (up to $100,000 per exploration) to engage third-party technical assistance providers knowledgeable in law, finance, governance, fundraising, human resources, and other related fields;
  • A visible advocate to share knowledge about the value of transformational partnerships and work in conjunction with other stakeholders interested in the success of IHEs.

TPF provides institutions with relevant resources collected from its advisors, its network, and other third parties. University and college leaders can approach TPF with the assurance that all discussions will remain confidential until an appropriate and mutually agreed time.

Each institution must determine how best to proceed; partnerships are not always the answer. Nevertheless, TPF seeks to build awareness of and advocate for the role partnerships can play as a proactive strategy to be considered by mission-driven, student-centered institutions.

Please contact Daniel Hadley if you are interested in applying to this opportunity.

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Rising Tide Foundation: Freedom in Practice Grants To Improve Quality of Life

Grant Amount: Commensurate with project scope
Deadline: Letters of Inquiry accepted on a rolling basis
Category: Societal Change; Quality of Life,
Additional Information

The Rising Tide Foundation, which aims to promote freedom to improve the quality of life everywhere, was created with the belief that those who are most vulnerable to critical issues and who are willing and ready to take on responsibility are the most effective agents of change and should contribute as members of society with a spirit of freedom to solve their own problems.

To that end, the foundation invites applications for its Freedom in Practice program, which will award grants in support of projects that articulate and promote the core beliefs of the foundation, have the potential to eliminate obstacles that impede creative individuals, and give a “hand-up” rather than just a “hand-out.” Specifically, the foundation seeks projects aimed at developing private-sector solutions to societal problems; offering solutions to the problems created by government and “crony capitalist” interventions; offering strategies for making such interventions unnecessary and unattractive going forward; enhancing individuals’ capacities for self-determination, individual choice, and peaceful, voluntary cooperation in society; and discovering methods to teach freedom in more effective ways or to new audiences.

Letters of Intent are accepted on a rolling basis, and selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal.

Please contact Daniel Hadley if you are interested in applying to this opportunity.

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Global Innovation Fund: Innovative Impact Grants

Grant Amount: $50,000 - $15 Million
Deadline: Rolling
Category: Global; Innovation; Development,
Additional Information

The Global Innovation Fund invests in the development, rigorous testing, and scaling up of new products, services, business process, or policy reforms that are more cost-effective than current practice and targeted at improving the lives of the world’s poorest people.

GIF defines ‘innovation’ broadly to include new business models, policy practices, technologies, behavioural insights, or ways of delivering products and services that benefit the poor in developing countries — any solution that has potential to address an important development problem more effectively than existing approaches.
We accept applications working in any sector in any developing country.

Any type of organisation may apply. It is recommended that individual innovators, entrepreneurs, or researchers apply through an affiliated organisation.

We seek out innovations we believe have the greatest potential to improve the lives of millions of people living in poverty and only select those innovations which:
1. Are focussed on the poor.
2. Are novel approaches which are not commonplace.
3. Can improve upon alternatives solutions.
4. Are backed by evidence of potential impact.
5. Can be widely applied in many different settings.
6. Have the potential to scale to reach millions of people.
7. Are led by strong and dynamic teams.
8. Are ready for investment.
9. Will generate new knowledge on what works.
10. Have a clear role for GIF.

Please contact Daniel Hadley if you are interested in applying to this opportunity.

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The Commonwealth Fund: Grants to Improve Health Care Practice and Policy

Grant Amount: ~$180,000 for one year
Deadline: Letters of Inquiry accepted on a rolling basis
Category: Health Equity; Health Policy; Medicare; Medicaid,
Additional Information

The mission of the Commonwealth Fund is to promote a high-performing health care system that achieves better access, improved quality, and greater efficiency, particularly for society’s most vulnerable, including low-income people, the uninsured, and people of color.

Funding program areas include:
Health Care Delivery System Reform
Health Care Coverage and Access
Advancing Health Equity
Controlling Health Care Costs
Federal and State Health Policy
International Health Policy and Practice Innovations
Advancing Medicare
Tracking Health System Performance

Within these programs, preference is given to proposals that seek to: clarify the scope of serious and neglected problems; develop, test, and evaluate the impact of practical, innovative models for addressing such problems; disseminate tools and models of care that have been proven to be effective; or analyze the impact of particular policies or trends. To review descriptions of funding priorities and lists of recently approved grants, please click on the programs above.

Please let Gwen Allouch know if you are planning to apply for this opportunity.

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Dr. Howard W. Jones, Jr. Public Policy, Medical Education, or Scientific Advancement Prize

Grant Amount: $10,000
Deadline: Rolling
Category: Health Sciences; Reproductive Medicine, Public Policy; Medical Education,
Additional Information

The Jones Foundation supports vital research in reproductive medicine through annual and multi-year funding grants. At the direction of the Board of Directors, the Jones Foundation currently supports translational research projects, educational programs and ethical seminars.

This prize is designed to recognize those whose contributions to public policy and/or medical education have significantly advanced the specialty of reproductive medicine.

The Foundation strives to provide resources to the scientific community so that there may be intellectual, creative and well prepared scientific leaders in the global environment of the 21st century by:

  • Fostering the development of innovative, high-quality research by new and established investigators in the field of reproductive medicine.
  • Educating the general public, including physicians, administrators and legislators, about the issues of public policy topics that will assist the general public and others in making informed decisions regarding fertility treatment and reproductive medical issues.
  • Serving as catalyst to scientific investigators by reviewing and selecting for an annual Award, one or more significant research projects that advanced the field of reproductive medicine.

The Medical Executive Committee of the Howard and Georgeanna Jones Foundation will review the credentials of the nominees and the awardee will be notified.

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Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI): Supplement to Enhance Equity and Diversity Award

Grant Amount: Up to $300,000 over three years
Deadline: Open/Rolling
Category: Diversity, Health Sciences; Autism; Equity,
Additional Information

The mission of the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI) is to improve the understanding, diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) by funding innovative research of the highest quality and relevance.

With the understanding that diversity in the scientific workforce is an important element for the goal of advancing autism science, SFARI announces a new program that will provide supplements to existing grants for the recruitment of new lab members from American underrepresented minority groups at the postdoctoral level. For the purposes of this supplement, eligible groups include the following: African American/Black; Latin American/Hispanic; Native American/Alaskan Native; Native Hawaiian/other Pacific Islander (including Filipino).

The goal of this award is to increase diversity and fight inequity. SFARI Principal Investigators (PIs) are encouraged to recruit candi­­­­­­­­dates for this supplement not only at their home institution, but also at historically Black colleges and universities and other institutions with high minority enrollment. SFARI will not award supplements to fund current lab members, even if they are not funded by the original SFARI award.

To facilitate the academic success and independence of selected postdoctoral research associates, SFARI will organize networking opportunities with peer awardees, other SFARI grantees (including both early career and senior investigators) and SFARI staff.

As a condition for accepting the grant, the mentor and candidate must agree to work together to submit one or more applications for federal and/or non-federal postdoctoral fellowship awards before the end of the second year. Continuation of the award for a third year of funding is not contingent on success in these applications, but writing such proposals is an important part of training for future in science.

Level and Duration of Funding
Current PIs may request up to $100,000 per year for up to three years. This is intended to cover the full salary and fringe benefits of the selected postdoctoral research associate, travel and other professional development opportunities for the postdoctoral research associate, and the associated indirect costs. Funds may also be used to purchase additional lab supplies needed to accommodate the research plan but are limited to $10,000 per year.

PIs will be required to provide annual updates to SFARI on the new lab member’s productivity as part of their required project progress reports.

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The Laura and John Arnold Foundation: Demonstrating the Power of Evidence-Based Programs on Major U.S. Social Problems

Grant Amount: $1M to $5M
Deadline: Continuous
Category: Social Science, Social Work,
Additional Information

A central goal of U.S. evidence-based policy reform is to focus government and philanthropic funding on social programs and practices (“interventions”) that have credible evidence of meaningful positive effects on people’s lives. The imperative for doing so is clear: Most social interventions are unfortunately found not to produce the hoped-for effects when rigorously evaluated – a pattern that occurs not just in social spending but in other fields, such as medicine and business. Thus, without a strong focus on evidence-based interventions, it is hard to see how social spending can successfully address poverty, educational failure, violence, drug abuse, and other critical U.S. problems.

The Laura and John Arnold Foundation’s (LJAF) Moving the Needle initiative seeks to spur expanded implementation of such interventions in order to make significant headway against U.S. social problems. Specifically, the initiative is designed to encourage state or local jurisdictions, or other entities, to:
1. Adopt social interventions shown in well-conducted randomized controlled trials (RCTs) to produce large, sustained effects on important life outcomes;
2. Implement these interventions on a sizable scale with close adherence to their key features; and
3. Determine, through a replication RCT, whether the large effects found in prior research are successfully reproduced so as to move the needle on important social problems.

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Public Understanding of Science, Technology & Economics

Grant Amount: Less than $4M
Deadline: Continuous
Category: Science, Social Science,
Additional Information

The program’s primary aim is to build bridges between the two cultures of science and the humanities and to develop a common language so that they can better understand and speak to one another–and ultimately to grasp that they belong to a single common culture.

The Foundation has established a nationwide strategy that focuses on books, theater, film, television, radio, and new media to commission, develop, produce, and distribute new work mainstreaming science and technology for the lay public.

– Books
– Film
– New Media
– Radio
– Television
– Theater

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Carnegie Corporation of New York: Education

Grant Amount: Upper $1,250,000
Deadline: Continuous
Category: Education,
Additional Information

American public education prepares all students with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions they need to be active participants in a robust democracy and to be successful in the global economy. Under this program, Carnegie has the following Focus Areas.

1. Leadership and Teaching to Advance Learning. Improving systems of preparing, recruiting, and developing teachers and education leaders to serve the needs of diverse learners;

2. New Designs to Advance Learning. Developing whole-school models that provide more effective learning environments for diverse learners;

3. Public Understanding. Supporting research on strategies that can drive parent and family engagement in education;

4. Pathways to Postsecondary Success. Improving alignment in student learning expectations between K-12 and postsecondary education; improving postsecondary education

5. Integration, Learning, and Innovation. Advancing integrated approaches across the Corporation’s portfolios and the field that enable greater collaboration, coherence, and dynamism;

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